First impressions count.  Welcome your guests and create an inviting entrance with a beautifully painted front door.  A colorful door is the easiest way to add instant curb appeal to your home.

A fresh new coat of paint on your front door could be just the perfect makeover your home needs.

Painted front door

Image: The Fuller View – David Fuller

Painting your front door is an easy and fun DIY project. Choosing the colour is most of the fun.
Here are three simple tips to follow when painting your front door.

Yellow front door

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1. Choosing a Colour

Choose colours that will complement your homes existing hues and complement the architectural style of your homes exterior, whether your home is made of brick or timber.

Statement coloured front doors are being used to add style and personality to a home’s facade. Be brave and choose a colour for your front door.

  • Blues
  • Aquas
  • Greens
  • Yellows
  • Oranges
  • Reds


Front door paint coloursImage: Decorpad

2. Your Home’s Style 
What style is your home?  Modern, Traditional, Vintage, Hamptons or a Beach House on the coast

A Modern home may suit a high gloss enamel paint, whereas an older home with an older door may be more suitable to a softer matt painted finish.

Coloured front door

Image: Priors

3. Choose the right Paint
You must choose paint that is for outdoor use.  Remember that natural sunlight can change how the colour you choose may look at different times of the day.

Steer clear of a high gloss finish if you have an older door. A satin finish will hide any imperfections much better than a glossy finish on your door.

painted front door

Image: Decorpad

Your local hardware store will direct you to the right type of paint whether it be a gloss or semi-gloss paint.  There are many various paints such as Dulux Aquanamel Gloss and British Paints Enamel H20 Gloss paint.  Both these paints are water based interior and exterior acrylic enamel that dries to a glossy, ultra-smooth and durable, chip resistant finish.

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