Your front door can provide a beautiful and welcoming entrance to your home, or it can turn people off and make them not want to enter your property at all.
The easiest thing you can do to give your home a new lease of life is add a bit of colour or buy a new door completely (finance permitting). Here are some ideas to help you decide on a new colour for your door.
One of the best ways to match a colour to your home that will be complimentary is to look at the exterior of the property (bricks or stone) and then find this on a colour wheel. A slight contrast would be a colour about 3 shades away, which would provide a striking door for your home. If you are looking for a monochromatic look, choose a colour close to the colour of your exterior.
Don’t forget when picking your door, consider the neighbourhood and street you live on and try to be respectful to the surroundings as well. You probably don’t want to stand out too much, but also check if there are any rules that forbid you from having a certain colour door (especially if you like in a small village or listed property).
Dark colours provide some sophistication to your home, whilst bright and bold colours add some drama and make it a real feature. Blues and yellows are considered warming whilst green offers a neutral shade that often blends in to the surroundings.
If you are looking for a new door and would like to add a touch of colour, check out the Colours by XL range on our website at
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