As the main entranceway to your home, your front door is important as it provides guests with the very first impression of your abode. It’s also something you use every day, so it’s arguably one of the most important things to get right when embarking upon home improvement projects.
A new trend emerging is coloured uPVC doors, but with so many available on the market, how do you choose the right colour for your home? There are 4 main steps you can take to help you decide what to opt for.
1. Explore for inspiration
Take a walk around the neighbourhood and have a look at the colours and styles other people have gone for. This is not only a great way for gaining inspiration, but it will also help you quickly realise what colours you like, and which ones you aren’t so keen on.
Keep in mind styles and tastes of the neighbourhood so your home doesn’t stand out too much, or contrast too harshly.
2. Choose a colour that suits your home
If your favourite colour is flaming fuchsia, consider how it may not quite work for a front door in your traditional cottage.
Aim for a colour or shade that works with the rest of your home’s exterior, such as brickwork and the roof so that all of the elements works in harmony to give the impression you want to create for your home.
If you have bold door furniture such as ornate handles, door numbers or letterboxes, ensure that these are taken into consideration too.
Or if you’re going for completely new double glazed uPVC doors, think about if you are going to add extra details to the door later, and how they will impact on the colour.
3. Choose a colour that illustrates your personality
Just because you should select a colour that matches the rest of your exterior, it doesn’t mean that you have to opt for something boring.
In fact, statement colour doors can work really well to contrast other aspects of your exterior in a positive, interesting way. If you want to choose a statement colour for your door and are unsure which one to go for, consider that the most fashionable ones include red, orange, yellow, blue and green.
4. Visualise the new door in your home
You may have finally chosen the colour you’re going for, but what happens if you take the plunge and then it doesn’t look anything like you’d imagined?
Some companies and door manufactures provide technology to show you exactly how the door will look as part of your exterior, so hunt around for those.
If this isn’t available, there’s any easy way to do this yourself. Take a photograph of the outside of your house, making sure that you get all of the elements in it. Then, cut out the door and replace it with the design and colour of the one you are considering.
You can do this a number of times with as many doors as you like until you find the perfect combination.
***This is a guest post from Anglian Home Improvements***