A front door shining in this season’s super trendy Viva Magenta or Raspberry Blush may not be for you, but a fresh coat of paint is.
Painting your door can update your entrance and even change the personality of your home. Warm, bright colours, like Benjamin Moore’s Ladybug Red or Bright Yellow, and mid-century hues, like Aegean Teal, will liven up conservative exteriors. Best of all, it’s easy to do — you can find all the tips, tools and paints you need, locally, at one of Pacific Paint’s four Greater Victoria locations.
If you’re unsure how to decide on the colour, consider this hack: take a photo of the front of your house, then use an online photo-editing tool to change the colour of your door as many times as you like for a preview before you commit.
If you’re ready to go bold, experts recommend using a rich, saturated paint colour that complements your home’s architecture and landscaping. Yellow, red and green are popular colours for statement doors.
Alternatively, you can use the colour scheme inside your home to consider the vibe your door opens into for a more harmonious approach. If your house already stands out with a sharp shade, a neutral door may be the best option. Brick buildings are best suited to dark tones, from emerald green to black.
Open the door to your own vibrant summer with this simple DIY project.