The moment you pull up to a home your eye focuses on the front door and subliminally what that door says about the condition of the house and its inhabitants. Think of it like a smile or frown when you first approach someone.
Often overlooked, a properly painted, and well cared for, front door gives visitors a hint of what to expect once inside. It also adds a little personality – like a tie to the business suit. The nice thing is - this is not an expensive project and is an easy do-it-yourself project, and will instantly (ok, within a few hours) transform the exterior of your home.
I work with sellers to help them find the right color to add curb appeal and welcome guests in style. Here are a few of my favorite front door colors –
RED – Caliente AF-290 from Benjamin Moore is the perfect blue/red that works beautifully with a traditional white home with black shutters. This new listing in Broadview is the perfect example of how a front door can dress up a home and adds a punch of personality!
|BM Caliente AF-290|
13559 Northshire Road NW Offered at $925,000
YELLOW – Benjamin Moore’s Hawthorne Yellow HC-4 and Concord Ivory HC-12 are both historical colors reflective of traditional architecture, but work just as beautifully in modern homes.
|BM Concord Ivory HC-12|
|BM Hawthorn Yellow HC-4|
|Farrow and Ball Calke Green No. 34|
|BM Evening Sky 833|
|BM Mountain Ridge 1456|
BLUE-GREEN – Benjamin Moore’s Venezuelan Sea 2054-30 is such a fun and lively color that blends beautifully with brick and soft white.
|BM Venezuelan Sea 2065-30|
DARK GREEN-ALMOST BLACK – Benjamin Moore’s Black Forest Green provides a little more interest than pure black.
|BM Black Forest Green|
While all these colors can be color matched by any paint store, I highly recommend using Benjamin Moore’s Aura Grand Entrance product in Satin finish (High Gloss for Reds/Dark Greens/Blacks).
Until next time,
la chasse au bonheur