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How to choose a front door colour to suit your home

It’s the first thing people see, but we often forget to give our front door the attention it deserves when it comes to decorating our homes. Yet changing the look of your front door with a fresh lick of paint is one of the cheapest and simplest ways to make a statement, and with plenty of front door colour ideas to choose from, it’s easy to get inspired.

When it comes to painting your front door, you should take into consideration the style of your house, as well as the overall impression you want to make. White is the UK’s most popular front door colour and it looks crisp and calm on any style of home, but if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, then there are many bolder or brighter shades to choose from.

 Protect your home exterior from the elements and keep it looking beautiful for longer with Dulux Weathershield. Our weatherproof exterior paint comes in a range of finishes and colours and can be mixed in any shade in the Dulux range, so you can personalise the outside of your home just as you would the inside. 


Front door colours

Rich, glossy shades for an elegant feel

Rich, glossy shades are a great way to change the look of your front door no matter what style you’re going for.  A classic primary colour like Atlantic Blue or Cranberry Crunch works well on period homes for an elegant feel, while still being sympathetic to the style of the house. Contemporary properties may suit cool greys, such as Gallant Grey in a mid-sheen finish for a look that’s modern and sophisticated. Muted shades look elegant and stylish with a modern home, and as a bonus, they tend to match with most shades of brick.


Bold, sunny shades for a warm welcome

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With warm shades of yellow and orange conjuring feelings of hope, positivity and joy, it’s no wonder that yellow doors are becoming all the more popular among homeowners all over the UK. For a cheerful look, try decorating your front door in a bright shade of yellow, like Lemon Punch. Bold, sunny shades, as well as terracotta oranges, tend to feel jovial and friendly, and will give you and any visitors a warm welcome the moment you arrive. For a touch of class, consider adding some gold accents to your yellow door, such as a matching letterbox and door knocker.


Pastel hues for a calming retreat  

If you want to promote calmness, on the other hand, restful shades of green or blue in pastel hues, such as Fresh Sage and Vast Lake are good options. Perfect for both contemporary and period properties, pastel shades will help your door stand out without looking too bold. For a romantic feel, paint your door in a pastel pink shade like Spring Rose, and consider planting some flowers in pastel colours around your door to complete the fairytale look.


Front door décor ideas

Contrast completes the look

Whatever colour you settle on for your door, complete the look with a seamless colour combination by painting your porch or front doorstep in a crisp neutral shade for a smart contrast, such as Jasmine White or Sandstone from the Dulux Weathershield Masonry range. All our Smooth and Textured Masonry Paint now comes with the new Weathershield Promise, so you can paint your home with confidence. If you have a uPVC front door that’s in need of a lick of paint, then these tips will tell you how to paint your uPVC front door.


Add some decoration

As you begin your front door makeover, be mindful that the décor you opt for will leave just as much of an impression as your new front door colour. Transform your entryway with a hanging flower basket or attractive wall lamps, and for those with relatively large porches, why not consider a cosy seating aera? Even something as simple as a new doormat can give your home’s exterior a much-needed refresh.


The Weathershield Promise

As well as being weatherproof, our Dulux Weathershield Masonry range has been specially formulated to resist peeling, flaking and staining caused by mould. In fact, we’re so confident in our formulation, we’re offering a new Weathershield Promise, which guarantees to protect your home for as long as you live in it. If your Weathershield Masonry paint peels, flakes or goes mouldy while you’re still living in your home, we promise to return the value of a replacement product. All you need to do is register your purchase with our easy-to-use portal*.

From sunny yellows to elegant blues, there are so many great options for changing the look of your front door. For more inspiration, take a look at these attention grabbing front door ideas.

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