How to Rock a Red Front Door

Selecting the perfect red

Red is a trendy color for front doors. There are a number of reasons for this, perhaps the foremost being that red doors work on nearly all types of homes. Whether you live in an ultramodern space in growing Winston-Salem, NC or a historic beauty in Charleston, SC, a red door can work for you. Another reason red is popular is that it is available in a range of shades, from quite subtle to incredibly bold.

If you’ve been thinking about having a red entry door installed on your house, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, you’ll enjoy the remainder of this article. In the next few paragraphs, you’ll see some great information about how to best highlight a red door without going overboard. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll probably be ready to start remodeling your entry today!

Let the seasons dictate your decor

Red doors, as you probably presumed, naturally lend themselves to decorating for the holiday season. Whether you prefer a traditional red and green color scheme or a more modern look featuring metallics alongside your red door, your entry area is sure to wow.

One thing many people don’t initially realize, though, is that red doors also lend themselves to decorating for other seasons. During hot Carolina summers, for example, they look amazing paired with patriotic decor for Independence Day and, in the fall months, they complement changing leaves and warm, autumnal tones very well.

Consider the color of your house

As stated earlier, red doors can work with just about any type of house, but it is important to note that they work best with specific color schemes. If your home is a bold color, you’ll want to make sure you select a subtle red that won’t compete too much. If, on the other hand, your house is a neutral tan or grey, you can get away with picking a bright red door that will naturally draw the eye.

It is also important to choose landscaping features that work with your new red door, rather than against it. Dark reds, for instance, look great with evergreen bushes and trees; this looks works well for homes in the mountains of North Carolina. Bright red shades, on the other hand, tend to pair best with cheerful plants, such as sunflowers and poppies.

Select the right type of paint

Not all paint finishes are created equal, especially when they are being used on something that gets touched as frequently as a front door. Matte paint, for example, generally shows fingerprints and dirt much more easily than gloss finishes do. Selecting a high-sheen gloss paint rated for exterior use is the best choice for your entry door makeover.

Although painting a door might seem like a relatively easy task that you can handle yourself, it often begets more jobs, such as putting in new landscaping and repainting trim, so it looks as fresh as the newly refurbished door. Therefore, it’s a good idea to leave things to the professionals at Hatch Homes. This will save you time in the long run. Give our team a call today to schedule your preliminary consultation. We’re excited to get started!

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