Summer is upon us, which means warm weather and superb days are ahead! While taking in the beauty of the summer season, take a moment to reflect on your front door.
The front door of your home is like the cover on a book, the wrapping on a present, or the icing on a cake – it’s a preview of what’s to come. Your front door assures you that you’ve arrived safely home. It warmly greets your guests and welcomes them in. With so much of your home’s reputation resting on your front door, we wanted to share some tips and inspiration to help you make your front door a true representation of the family and home that resides within.
When focusing on exterior colors for your home, Hirshfield’s paint expert Wendy Doornink recommends going by the “60-30-10” rule:
Color Body color (60%) Trim color (fascia, windows, overhangs) 30% Accent color (doors and/or shutters) 10%. Since the paint color you select for your door will only be used on about 10% of the exterior of your home, it’s a great place to experiment and go bold! Here are some popular exterior paint colors that Wendy says are right on trend for the season.
Lighting A well-lit front entrance not only looks lovely, it’s also practical. Wall lanterns on each side of the door will give your home a warm, welcoming look, while assuring the safety of those who enter.
Low-level path lights will brighten your walkway while highlighting nearby flower beds, shrubs and ground cover. Low-level path lights can also be used to define the boundaries of long driveways. Convert decks, porches, and patios into romantic retreats by concealing mini-lights under steps, railing or benches.
Accessories Plants, light fixtures, house numbers, door handles, mailboxes and door-knockers can all help enhance the look of your front door. These front door accessories can be pretty low-cost, and therefore, low-commitment pieces so have fun with them and switch them out often.
Now, let’s indulge in some front door decadence!
Updating the color of your front door is one of the easiest ways to improve your curb appeal and make a great first impression. For more Entryway Inspiration, click here!
Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The paint experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.