Tips To Choose The Best Front Door Color

While giving the exteriors of your home a facelift, are you skipping or neglecting the front door – the most important part of your home’s exterior? By styling the front door right, you can give your guests a stylish welcome.  While there are several ways to decorate your front door, choosing the right colors is one of the effective ways to amp up the visual appeal of your home, and we are here to help you choose the right colors for your front door:

1) In sync with the surrounding wall colors

One simple way to choose colors for your front door is to take visual cues from the surrounding wall colors. This approach helps you create a thought-out look for the exteriors of your home.

For example, if you have painted the front walls beige or with other similar neutrals, then natural wooden colors go right with the color scheme. If your front door has a natural barewood finish, improve its appearance by polishing it. Another option is to choose a light or a dark wooden color such as our shades Afterburn (1D0219) and Autumn Leaves (1D2017), and transform the door’s look. Apply 2 coats of exterior primer on the door to make sure the colors come out right. Explore exterior primer price at https://www.bergernepal.com/product/undercoats

2) Go monochrome

For small homes, a monochrome look can help you create a decluttered look. Paint the front walls, door headers, and columns white so that they visually blend in together. Next, paint the front door completely with black; our balanced black shade Tuxedo Tail (8A2693) makes a great choice.

Choosing a glossy black paint will help you create a chic look. To get more creative with the color, paint the door knob golden. Keep a couple of potted plants to add a dose of greenery.

3) Stick with the classics

Nothing beats classic colors when it comes to withstanding the test of time. If you have a vintage, cottage-style home, a dark green color like our Shaded Woods (8A2664) creates the right retro-chic look.

The timeless character of this color helps your home’s facade stay in vogue amidst the changing seasons and trends. Choose metals such as copper and bronze for a doorknob and front lighting fixture to effortlessly pull off the classic, timeless look.

4) Take the bold approach

Things, at times, get boring when you play by the rules. One safe way to artistically break away from the convention is to create a striking color contrast – if the exterior wall colors are light, then paint the front door with a bright color.

Our bright blue shade Blue Daydream (5T0294) creates a striking contrast against a white backdrop. Apart from the front door, you can also use the color to bring the windows and trims to life. The shade makes a vibrant and attractive interior wall paint color as well.

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Checklist: Everything You Need To Paint Your House

Painting your rooms by yourself is fun, and if you are new to it, trying a couple of times will suffice to get the hang of the process. However, it’s crucial to have all the supplies at your disposal in order to make your painting journey smooth sailing.

Here’s a checklist of almost all the painting essentials that you would need to transform the look of your house:

Preparation essentials

Preparing the walls is a must to achieve proper results. When visiting the store for making a purchase, make sure to include these painting preparation essentials in your shopping cart:

Scraper: Scraping off peels and cracks on the walls is a must to achieve a consistent finish. Doing this also helps to ensure the longevity of the new paint colors. Buy one or two pieces of wall paint scrapers to remove older paint.

  1. Sanding paper: After you are done scraping off the old paint, use sanding papers to smoothen rough textures on the walls and make sure that there are no bumps. It’s best to buy sanding papers in bulk; get your hands on a couple of packs of a dozen pieces.
  1. Soap-based cleaning solution: Scraping and sanding the paint often leads to a build-up of dirt and grease on the walls. Buy a bottle of soap-based cleaning solution to clean the walls and ready them for priming. The cleaner your walls, the better the primer will set.

Soap-based cleaning solution

  1. Masking tape: There are certain areas on the walls where you don’t want to have the new color painted. To make sure that the paint doesn’t bleed into those areas, use masking tapes. This type of tape comes handy in covering window/door trims, outlets, and hardware.

Masking tape

Painting essentials:

These painting essentials come handy after you are done preparing the walls:

  1. Paint tray: Dipping paint brushes and rollers directly into the paint can lead to a lot of spills. This, in turn, adds more to your post-painting cleaning chore. To avoid this, buy paint trays and use them to keep a few dabs of paint as and when needed during the painting process.

  1. Painting brushes: Painting brushes are the go-to choice for many; they are easy to use and are easily available. When shopping for new painting brushes, make sure to choose brushes of large as well as small diameter. Use large diameter brushes to paint the central part of the walls and use small diameter brushes to paint the edges with precision.

Paint Brush

  1. Paint rollers: Paint rollers come as a great option to paint quickly and maintain the consistency of the paint. If you are a beginner, go for rollers. Choose a roller that comes with replaceable sleeves. You can also choose patterned rollers to create interesting wall patterns.

Paint rollers

  1. Primer:  Prior to applying paint, it’s a must to apply 2 to 3 coats of primer on the walls; think of primer as the canvas. Allow 2 to 3 days of drying time for each coat of primer to achieve a rich look with the new paint.

Primer

  1. Paint: Lastly, buy paint colors of your choice and apply them on walls after the primer has fully dried. Just like the primer, make sure to apply 2 to 3 coats of paint to make the look last for a long period of time.

Paints

Get your rooms painted professionally

Don’t like the idea of going through several hassles of self-painting? Opt for our professional interior painting service, Express Painting. Our team at Express Painting are well-versed with state-of-the-art painting tools which are designed to impart a perfect look on your rooms with new paint.

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Our colour consultants at Berger Paints Nepal can help you choose the right colours for your home. Reach out to us on our toll-free number 1660-012-3434 you can even write to us at customercare@bergernepal.com  and learn more about Express Painting with Berger Paints Nepal at https://www.bergernepal.com/page/expresspainting.