Refresh Your Front Door Color

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Refresh Your Front Door Color

July 10, 2021 4:53 pm
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One of the quickest ways to update old or new homes in Boise ID is to give the front door a new coat of paint. You can change the whole vibe of your home’s exterior with a quart of paint and a few hours of your time.

Before you start, keep in mind that changing your front door color can create a different first impression of your home. Think about what you want that impression to be. Do you want your home to blend in or stand out? Do you want it to look formal or casual? Imposing or inviting?

Now create the mood you want by choosing your color accordingly.

Black is probably the most formal color for a front door. A Zillow study showed that homes with black front doors can sell for thousands more than similar homes with lighter or brighter doors. However, you may not want to use black if your door gets direct sun. It will get very hot and the door can warp from the intense heat.

Blue can also feel elegant, but it tends to be more welcoming than black. The darker the shade of blue, the more formal the door will feel. Light blue can have a casual, beachy feel.

Green is reminiscent of nature, especially in deeper tones like forest green.

Yellow is a fun, unusual choice that can reflect an owner’s cheerful or quirky personality.

Red is a very bold color that combines formality with pizzazz. A red door will stand out, especially on a light-colored house. Try barn red or burgundy for a less intense version.

Whatever color you choose, make a good first impression by keeping your front door clean and giving it a fresh coat of paint every few years. This allows you to experiment with different colors. You may need to apply a coat of primer before changing the color.

Use these tips to maintain the front door on your new home in Boise ID. Brighton Homes offers 20 home designs in the Cartwright Ranch community in the foothills of Boise.

Call The Cartwright Ranch New Home Specialist at 208-917-4870 to tour the Cartwright Ranch community of new homes in Boise ID.

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