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How to choose a front door colour to suit your home

Makeover your front door with classic colour


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 sprucing up a drab doorway with a fresh lick of paint is one of the simplest ways to make a statement.

Choosing the best colour will depend on the style of your house, as well as the overall impression you want to make. Dulux Weathershield 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.

White is the UK’s most popular shade, and it looks crisp and calm on any style of home. Rich, glossy shades, such as Oxford Blue and Cranberry Crunch, tend to work well on period homes for an elegant feel, while contemporary properties may suit cool greys, such as Gallant Grey in a mid-sheen finish for a look that’s modern and sophisticated.

For a cheerful look, try painting your door in a bright shade of yellow. 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. 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.

Whatever colour you settle on for your door, complete the look by painting your porch or masonry 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.

Our advanced formula actually resists 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*.

*Registration and paint application required within 120 days of purchase. T&Cs and exclusions apply.

For more information about Dulux’s new Weathershield Promise, please click here

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