Choosing the Best Accent Color for Your Front Door

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Deciding to paint your entry door a bright, bold color is a fun and cost-effective way to give your home’s exterior some personality. With the endless array of paint colors to choose from, how do you narrow down your vast amount of options?

 

Use this guide, to help you capture your personal preference!

 

Match Exterior Accents

 

If you have already have accent shutters, trim, or a garage door, this might be a great opportunity to unify these various elements. You don’t have to choose the exact shade. Try mixing it up with a complementary hue. Or you might use this opportunity to repaint everything to a new color! Additionally, painting everything at the same time ensures that you will have an exact match.

 

Choose Complementary Color

 

Colors that are located on the opposite side of the color wheel from each other are called complementary colors. Choosing a complementary color is a great way for your door to stand out amongst the other elements of your house. For example, a dark red could be the perfect match for earthy greens or a coral orange from a rich blue. Get creative, and don’t be afraid to mix and match!

 

Go Analogous

 

Analogous are colors that located next to each other on the color wheel. Think cool colors such as blue and green or warm colors like orange and red. This design tactic is less about making a statement and more about blending colors together.

 

Opt for Contrast

 

Contrasting colors are colors that are spaced evenly apart on the color wheel. This is your reds, yellows and blue, as well as orange, purples and green. If your home’s color scheme is neutral tan, cream or gray, try to identify an underlying hue.

 

The great thing about an accent color is that it completely represents you and your preferences! The possibilities are endless, but understanding the colors schemes you enjoy together is the first step in making a decision.