Why Paint the Front Door of Your Portland Home an Inviting, Brighter Color?

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

exterior painting and red front door

When it comes to exterior painting, surface protection is a big deal. In fact, not many homeowners really understand just how important quality paint is for protecting and preserving their home’s surfaces, shielding against the weather, UV rays, mold/mildew, and premature decay.

On the other side of the coin, paint offers a fun opportunity to add personalized color. As you plan your next exterior painting project here in Portland, you may want to consider thinking outside the box when it comes to the color of your front door. It’s a small way to make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal and personality.

What Color Should You Choose for Your Front Door?

This really is completely up to you! There are no hard and fast rules. In fact, as you can see in the examples below, homeowners like you are having fun with picking truly striking colors. Keeping your home’s body colors in mind is important, but beyond that you can find inspiration from your local professional painting company, portfolios of exterior painting work, and, of course, sites like Houzz.com.

Here are a couple examples to consider:

Home Staging Hingham, Scituate, South Shore, MA
Riverdale Renovation
Restored Eating Club

It can also be enlightening to dig into the historical roots of front door colors. As an example, in colonial times a red door was a symbol that travelers were welcome to inquire about lodging for the night. No wonder red is still a welcoming option!

Paint Your Door Carefully

What do we mean? Well, even though painting your door is a smaller project when compared to, say, painting your entire house, it still needs to be taken seriously for long-lasting results. Depending on the existing condition, you likely will need to thoroughly clean, sand, prime, and paint for an enduring, beautiful finish.

As always, it would be our pleasure to answer any questions you might have. If you live in the Portland area, why not contact us at Sundeleaf Painting today?

Sundeleaf Painting, Inc.
2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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