Front Door decorating: The Curb Appeal That Doesn’t End
You invite friends or family over for a night of fun, games, and a casual dinner. Still, you want to make a great impression and the first one starts at your door. Forget curb appeal, this is what hits you in the face or greets you with open arms-the front door. What does yours say?
Front Door decorating
Unless you have a lot of spare time on your hands, you likely won’t be changing colors frequently. As far as color for a front door, it’s important to consider the color of your home as a whole and any dominant colors found in either landscaping or within the decor theme throughout your home.
While canary yellow may sound like a perky color in the heat of summer, it would not be the most complimentary color to choose for the winter or even fall seasons. A mustard yellow may work better throughout the year, giving the brightness one may prefer in selecting the color yellow while also complimenting the remaining seasons of the year.
When selecting color for a front door, richness, depth, durability and year-round appeal should be taken into account. Depth and richness are similar qualities to consider. These characteristics refer to the sparkle, pizzaz, and spectrum inherent within the color. This would contrast with flat color, a more commonly understood concept.
Flat color lacks dimension, depth, and richness. Flat color is made from a mixture of two colors while a rich color is a signature blend artistically crafted from many colors, usually with an added dimension like pearling, gloss, or a purposeful matte or chalky finish. Choosing a color with these characteristics allow you to tie in natural surroundings such as the fall leave color change or some of the front porch furniture and hardware.
The size of your home can be an indicator for the size of your entryway door. However, should you wish to elude to a larger-than-life foyer, a double door or triple panel door would potentially increase the appearance of your home overall, for all who enter. Feature a door that is proportional to the entrance area you have both inside and out.
Considering these two important features as you upgrade your front door to make the best impact for guests and residents. Your entryway will thank you!