Your front door is more than a functional element of your home; it’s the gateway to your personal sanctuary and the first impression guests and visitors receive.

One of the most affordable and effective ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal is through a front door paint makeover. This post guides you through the process of selecting the perfect colour and offers tips on achieving a stunning entrance that reflects your style and personality.

Choosing the best colour

Consider the overall aesthetic of your home, the existing exterior colours, and your personal taste. Classic choices like deep reds, navy blues, or woodland greens can add a touch of elegance, while bold yellows,
teals, or corals make a statement and infuse energy. If you prefer a more neutral palette, shades of grey, taupe, or black can provide a chic and timeless look.

Creating harmony

Ensure that the chosen colour harmonises with the existing exterior palette of your home. (Refer to our post on How to use colour to spruce up your home exterior). Take into account the colour of your trim, and any
other architectural features. A well-coordinated colour scheme can create a cohesive appearance, making your front door an integral part of the overall design.

Testing and sampling

Before committing to a colour, it’s essential to test and sample. Paint a small section of your door or use a colour swatch to see how the chosen shade interacts with the natural light and complements the surroundings.
Colours can look different in various lighting conditions so remember to observe the samples at different times of the day.

Consider the style of your home

The architectural style of your home may influence the choice of door colour. For a traditional look, opt for classic and timeless colours. If your home has a more contemporary design then experiment with bolder

Preparation and execution

Once you’ve selected the perfect colour, it’s time to prepare and execute your door makeover. Clean the door thoroughly to remove dirt and grime, and sand any rough areas for a smooth finish. Use painter’s tape to protect the surrounding areas and invest in a quality paint such as Neo’s Premium Exterior Emulsion to achieve a professional look and finish.

Accessorising your entrance

A front door makeover isn’t just about the colour; it’s also an opportunity to accessorise the overall entrance to your home. Upgrade your hardware, such as the door furniture, and mailbox and think about adding potted plants, or decorative accents to create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.