First impressions count, and this is particularly true when it comes to our homes. So much so, in fact, paint brand Lick and prime estate agent John D Wood & Co. have teamed up to reveal which front door colours could make a significant difference to the value of your property, and provide tips on how to help decorate to sell.
‘First impressions count,’ says Polly Ogden Duffy, managing director at John D Wood & Co. ‘In fact, most buyers will make a decision in the first few seconds of seeing your home about whether they want to see inside.
‘That’s why an inviting entrance is key to maximising the sale price of your property. It also helps to secure viewings of your home, ultimately giving you the strongest chance to secure the best price for your property.’
Tash Bradley, Lick’s director of interior design and colour psychologist, adds: ‘The exterior of a house plays a huge part on how you feel and interact within your space. If you’re selling your home, you want the first glimpse to fill your potential buyers with joy.
‘Think about how a buyer would feel when they see your front door, what emotion does it spark? Colours are a powerful way of delivering emotion and selecting the right colour can really make an impact, and tell a story about what’s to come inside.’
So which colour should you go for? Tash explains that although pale pink and lilac tones are on-trend at the moment, you’ve ultimately got to go for a colour that will work best with your personality, the style of house and the impression you’d like to give.
Tash have six tips on how to choose your front door colour…
- ‘Your front door colour gives an indication into the personality who lives inside. You want your front door to welcome you home and to greet you with a smile. Currently, pale pink and lilac tones are very on trend channeling a fun, youthful vibe, full of energy.’
- ‘Be wary of grey tones for your front door as the colour can lack personality and make the property feel a little aloof.’
- ‘Choose a colour that compliments the other tones and materials of your home exterior. Take into consideration the brick colour, windows and shutters, letter box and also the style of your front door.’
- ‘When painting your exterior garden walls and front door, consider them as an extension of the rooms you are in. Does the colour palette in your garden work with the one in your kitchen? You are ideally looking to create a consistent flow within the space.’
- ‘For structural features, look at your surroundings. I love to take inspiration from nature so for example, soft blue to reflect the tones of the sky or greens to blend softly with the surrounding garden or field.’
- ‘Look at your plants for inspiration!’
What do these front door colours say about your personality?
Pale blue: Easy going, Family vibe, Relaxed, Approachable
Dark blue: Peace, Tranquility, Intelligent
Yellow: Colour of sunshine, Happy, Warm, Friendly, Welcoming, Perfect host
Pink: Creative, Outgoing, Welcoming, Nurturing, Mischievous
Black: Elegant, Classic, Strong sense of style, Mystery
Green: Feeling of safety, Relaxed, Wholesome home
Red: Stand out, Commands attention, Passionate
Beige: Peaceful, Calm