Many homeowners spend time thinking about how to make their homes stand out without spending a great deal of money doing outdoor renovations. One of the best ways to do this is to change out a standard, builder-grade front door for a bright, bold style. If you’ve recently done this, the odds are good that you’re thrilled with the change!
You might, though, be wondering how exactly to landscape and coordinate accessories around your new entry door. Bold front doors can call for bold landscaping, but it is possible to go over-the-top. Using plain, nondescript plants, however, can also look strange from an aesthetic standpoint. As you read the rest of this guide, you will see some helpful tips that will make it easier for you to select color schemes, plants, and flowers for your front door area.
Balance is everything.
Now that your house features an eye-catching entry door, it’s essential to balance the colors that surround it. Instead of choosing an equally bold trim, for instance, select a muted tone that still coordinates with your door color. Turquoise doors look excellent next to sandy colored trims; this combination is especially great for coastal homes in Charleston, NC and on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
You can also use specific plants and landscaping elements to balance a bold front door. If, for example, you’ve selected a pastel tone door, choosing boldly colored plants, such as deep green pines, bright hibiscus flowers, and certain berry bushes can balance the pale shade of your entryway.
Consider these combinations.
Here, you will see some popular front door colors with information about the best accent hues and plants to pair with them. Hopefully, this will inspire you to finish the last few details your exterior remodel!
- Aqua – Aqua doors are soothing and have a beachy vibe. They look excellent paired with light, airy flowers, such as foxgloves, delphiniums, and lavender. If you would prefer to use leafy green plants instead of flowers, consider using lamb’s ears, which have a silvery-blue tone that will play off of your door perfectly.
- Coral – Coral, is the perfect compromise for homeowners who like the idea of an orange door, but aren’t willing to commit to such a shockingly bold color. Even though they have a summery appearance, coral doors are welcoming all year long, even on homes that are located in the coldest parts of North Carolina.
During the warmer months, consider pairing your coral entry door with tropical flowers, such as Angel’s Trumpet and Rose of Sharon. When a chill hits the air, switch out your landscaping in favor of heartier winter-appropriate foliage, like evergreen bushes.
- Lime green – Lime green is becoming an increasingly popular choice for front doors. They are quite bold and look great with dark-hued plants. Blueberry bushes are one option that will contrast with your green door during the summertime. If you’re looking for something that will look great year round, consider planting purple smoke bushes that have deep violet leaves.
At Hatch Homes, our goal is to help families fall in love with their houses, perhaps for the very first time. If you’re thinking about redoing some of your landscaping or doing any other exterior projects, we hope you’ll give us a call soon. We look forward to meeting you and adding you to our long list of satisfied (and repeat!) clients throughout the Carolinas.