You don't have to be an interior designer to understand the importance of a home's curb appeal, the primary focal point being the front door. Painting your front door has the potential of increasing your home's value exponentially while making your front door the star of the exterior.
While picking the perfect color can be a daunting chore, it can also be a fun experiment that can significantly impact the cost of your home. Zillow reviewed 135,000 photos from old houses across the country to see how paint colors impacted sales. They discovered that homes with charcoal gray, smoky black, or rich jet black doors sold for $6,271 more than expected!
There are plenty of reasons why the paint selection for your front door is important. For example, not only is it the first thing guests see when they visit your home, but it's also the first thing that you see. Additionally, it's a simple home improvement project that can really show off your home's distinctive personality. It sets your home apart from those in your neighborhood and creates a unique look. Ultimately, it can help boost your resale chances should you decide to sell down the road.
So let's pull out the paint buckets and brushes and get busy! Here are some of the hottest front door color options you may find in today's market that might give your home just the boost it needs.
- Teal: Rising in popularity through the years, teal has recently become more popular than ever before. It's a bright yet fairly neutral pop of color that makes a great alternative to the standard taupe or gray.
- Red: This iconic color, inspired by Elizabeth Arden's front door, is for those homeowners that are bold and not afraid to stand out from the crowd. It is vibrant yet traditional and accents homes with both stucco and brick exteriors. Red front doors are also notable for their welcoming aesthetic.
- Brown: Believe it or not, the richness of brown front doors can be an excellent choice. Brown pairs exceptionally well with a white, wooden exterior and can easily add a historical look to your home's exterior.
- Slate Blue: If your home is lacking exterior character, choosing this shade of blue can definitely change that. According to landscape designer Danna Cain, this shade is also an excellent alternative to dark green and taupe.
- Yellow: Naturally cheery and bright, painting your front door yellow will take your home's exterior from dull to wow in just a few easy coats.
While the spectrum of color options could go on and on, remember that there are also some colors that could deter potential buyers when you decide to list your home for sale.
Statistically, homes with berry colored doors sold significantly less than homes with alternative front door colors. As always, it's best to discuss any large home improvement projects with an experienced agent beforehand to determine how to increase your home's value instead of diminishing it.
Color trends can vary widely depending on your local housing market or even your part of the country. And when it comes to a project as simple as repainting, there is a thin line between loving it and hating it. If your front door happens to be a little too bold for your market's liking, painting it something more neutral and market appropriate might be a valuable choice before listing your home for sale.
The exceptional team at Pelletier Real Estate makes New Hampshire real estate transactions easy. Before picking up the paintbrush, you can use our easy tool to get your home's valuation or schedule a meeting with one of our top agents to discuss your home's value.