A carefully selected front door colour can go a long way in improving the kerb appeal of your property, as well as having a tremendous effect on your mood and wellbeing.
It’s to no surprise that colours forecast to reign supreme in 2023 reflect the world we live in today, focusing on wellbeing, positivity, balance, and a desire to explore new possibilities. Expect to see soft pinks, uplifting greens, cheerful yellows and warm, tranquil blues, all of which promise to resonate with homeowners and interior designers alike. Farrow & Ball’s colour curator Joa Studholme explains this year’s colour trends as, “An eclectic mix of the pure and the humble that evokes the warmth and harmony of a more innocent age while celebrating life today.” Below we explore the key front door colour trends predicted to be popular throughout 2023.
Synonymous with nature and its ability to calm and revitalise, it’s no wonder green is popular amongst homeowners in the UK. As an adaptable colour, green lends itself to both contemporary and period properties blending beautifully with surrounding foliage and existing exterior details.
There are many shades of green to choose from. With an ode to the natural world, calm, saturated greens are ideal for those who want a more authentic, timeless look. Pewter, our earthy green, has a beautiful depth, welcoming you as you approach the home. It’s an easy colour that compliments a variety of other colourways, brick types and door furniture finishes.
Immerse yourself in positivity with uplifting greens such as our colour, Prussian Green. It’s the perfect colour if white stone or plasterwork surrounds your entrance and turns into a real style statement when paired with contemporary chrome or nickel door furniture. This lively hue is bound to make your home stand out from the rest and conjure feelings of calm and happiness as you step through the front door.
Warm Tranquil Blues
Dulux announced Bright Skies as the colour of the year 2022, which couldn’t be a more fitting shade for this year. Tranquil blues have a fantastic transformative quality and are often associated with comfort, hope, inspiration and strength, perfect for areas such as your entrance.
If you’re looking for a front door colour that has a serene and friendly feel, then choose one of our earthy blues, Cornflower or Grey Blue. These beautiful shades are warm and reassuring, which is key to making a house feel like a home, giving you a welcoming embrace as you walk up to your front door.
If it’s a grounded, strong look you want to achieve, then opt for deep cocooning shades such as Storm Blue or Oxford Blue. These bolder hues can create a strong visual impact, especially in contrast with brass hardware and textured stained glass details.
Serene Soft Pinks
As we dream of escapism, serene pinks and earthy tones are becoming ever more popular. Unlike some of our brighter hues, our beautiful pink paint colour, Milk Thistle, is surprisingly versatile. It’s incredibly soft, charming and moody and imbues a sense of warmth perfect for bringing a sense of comfort to the home.
When deciding on your shade of pink, it’s worth considering whether it suits your property style. There are plenty of shades to choose from, including dusky pinks, mulberry shades or blush. Each one can beautifully complement features such as white pilasters, greenery that frames an entrance and original monochrome tiling – a popular feature on pathways and doorsteps of Victorian homes.
Top Tips on Picking a Front Door Colour
- Choose a front door colour that suits the period of your property. Like most bustling cities, London is home to a mixture of property styles. You’ll find Georgian homes, Victorian period properties, Edwardian Arts and Crafts homes, 1920s/30s properties that are unmistakably Art Deco and contemporary new builds. When it comes to historical accuracy, our research has enabled us to create a colour palette that stays true to period styles and gives you scope to add your own personal touch.
- Consider your surroundings. Make sure your front door colour doesn’t jar with the facade of your home. Consider brick colour, masonry paint, surrounding porch details and windows.
- Pick a front door colour that you love. Don’t just choose one to fit in with everyone else on the street. If bright colour isn’t your thing, you can still create visual impact with contrasting finishes such as matt paint colours, polished door furniture or textured glazing.
- Colour matters when it comes to selling your home. The right front door colour not only helps to create the ultimate first impression but can add thousands to the value of your home. While choosing a colour that suits your personal taste is still important, opting for a timeless shade of blue, green, or a neutral colour can ensure potential buyers are not put off.
- Keep in mind the old adage; the devil is in the detail. Even fine details such as a door knocker’s style or the placement of a letterbox can give your new door authenticity and added character.
Why not take a moment to be inspired by some of the beautiful front door colours we have on offer. Request our free brochure today to discover more.
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