You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether you’re trying to sell a new home or pass your house on to the next generation, front entry door color carries outsized importance.
Kiki Redhead is the color and trend lead for industrial coatings with Sherwin-Williams. Her job is to forecast color trends by predicting how industry, product and consumer preferences, and consumer purchasing behavior will evolve. She says fashionable colors for entry doors emerge to either blend in with or stand out against the popular neutral hues of a housing market.
“Curb appeal is a home’s first impression, much like the clothes we wear,” Redhead explained. “It’s the outside world’s view of the type of house we keep, and correlates to the thoughts and emotions someone will form prior to entering the home. If you put effort and care into the exterior, you most likely have done the same inside.”
While color coordination counts, it should be far from the only consideration. Because, intentional or not, your front door makes a personal statement. The trendiest hues for entry doors typically fall into one of four color categories, and according to Redhead, each one says something different.