bigstock-Yellow-Front-Door-743825.jpgThe front door of your home can make or break the aesthetic appeal of your house. Curb appeal is a big deal, so choosing the right front door color is basically life or death! A lot of people think fully replacing the front door is the only way to improve the appearance of your home, but that can be stressful and costly. Sometimes, a simple coat of paint can make all the difference.

American Window Products understands the importance of style when it comes to choosing a front door. No one wants an ugly front door, and the best way to avoid that is by selecting an appealing color. There’s no better way to create good first impressions than by painting the focal point of your house in an agreeable shade.

The Foundation of Color

Choosing the right color for your new doors is not as simple as you think. Choosing a color for a structure of your house isn’t as simple as picking a color for your nails (sorry men, this analogy doesn’t work for you…) Just because your favorite color is red doesn’t mean you should have a red front door. A lot more thought has to go into this decision, and we’re about to explain why.

One of the best tools you can use is a color wheel, and nearly all of our customers have found it valuable. A color wheel allows you to place a variety of colors together so you can see whether or not they complement each other. If you’re considering splashes of bright colors around your home, a color wheel is your best bet in ensuring that red siding will look good with a gray door. But hey, don’t limit yourself to two colors! The color wheel can test much more, so throw in the color of your garage door and roof while you’re at it.

Play to Your Home’s Strengths

Every homeowner has a distinct personality, but their house has one, too. Unless you’re doing a major renovation to the exterior of your home and changing everything from the roof to the shrubbery, it’s important you choose a color for your new doors that’ll complement the pre-existing design elements. The style of your house right now should be a guide for the door color you choose. A great rule of thumb is that muted-color houses look better with a bright door, and vice-versa.

Your front door is often the first impression of you and your house that guests have, so it’s important to put in the effort to have an appealing front door. From the size to the color, every aspect of your door’s design is crucial to the overall appearance of your house. The color of your new doors will play a big factor, and the American Window Products team can assist you in your selection. New doors can give your home a pop, but it all starts with choosing the color.