Your Front Door Is More Important Than You Think

First impression are everything. They are important for job interviews, business deals, and even making new friends. People create a story about you before you even speak based on how  appearance. The same goes for the homes in your neighborhood. Believe it not your home is a reflection of you. One of the most important features on your homes exterior is the front door. The combination of the color, shape, and size gives people a lot of information about what kind of person you are. For example “You may have a very traditional white Colonial house with black shutters. It’s safe to paint the front door black or navy blue. That says I’m just playing it safe. This is a classic house. I respect tradition.” If you paint it pink or bright orange, that says other things, like: “I’m going to have a little fun,” or, “I think there’s more than one way to be classic.” Those are just different interpretations”-Marissa Hermanson.

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How Do I Choose a Front Door Color?

The question is how do I choose a color that most reflects myself and my home? You the color of your front door to look like you you thought about it and choose it on purpose. A home is a big investment and you don’t want to make an expensive mistake. Choosing the right color to your front door is a very important décor step. Choosing a complementary color for your door never fails.  Marissa Hermanson, a front door expert explains “(Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel.) So if you have a brick house, you can’t go wrong with a blue or green door. (Blue is across from orange, green is across from red.) If you have a yellow house, a violet front door would look nice”.

What Style Front Door?

Choosing a style can also be hard. There are a lot of doors out there! Here’s a tip from Marissa Hermanson, “Any multi-paneled door, like a six-panel door, that’s a very classic door. Those traditional styles are best for traditional houses. And when you get into modern houses, you need a slab door with no detail at all. It could have a window, but only something very simple and plain.”

 

Information from The Washington Post.

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