5 tips to keep in mind when choosing the colour of your entrance doorWednesday / 27 March, 2019
What is the first thing we notice when we pay someone a visit for the first time? At first, we would be tempted to say the façade of the house, the colour of the walls, the architectural style or the interior design. In reality, however, the first thing we tend to notice in a new home or building is the entrance door, the human eye being naturally attracted to this element.
The entrance door – the importance of first impressions
The entrance door is not just another part of the joinery required to complete a building. It is not a simple board that connects the outside to the inside, and its significance far outweighs the simplicity with which many of us treat the decision-making process.
In addition to the noise- and heat-insulation properties, durability, strength over time and security level, the entrance door provides an overview of your home and personality. It can be the way of entering a welcoming and warm home, a first great impression you make on your visitors or the first place that allows you to experience inspirational chromatic variants, thus exercising your creativity.
Why is the colour of the entrance door important?
The importance of colours in our lives has long been researched and proven over the years. Colours can have a strong emotional impact, influencing our mood, concentration, reactions and feelings. Thus, the colour of our entrance door has, besides a very important aesthetic role at the level of the residence as a whole, the role of transmitting a first sensation to visitors while providing clues as to the personality of the residents.
5 tips to keep in mind when choosing the colour of your entrance door
- Consider the architectural style of your residence
When choosing the colour for the entrance door, design specialists advise us to first pay attention to the residence’s architectural style. For example, in the case of residences in a modern style, it is recommended to use bold colours for the entrance door, whereas residences in a classic architectural style are most suited to nature-inspired, discreet colours.
- Make sure you choose a colour that fits the colour palette of your residence’s façade
Another element to keep in mind when choosing the colour for our entrance door is the colour palette of the residence’s façade. More specifically, regardless of our colour preferences, it is important not to lose sight of the general rules for chromatic pairings. The colour of the entrance door must fit together and perfectly integrate with the façade’s chromaticity as a whole. The better tones blend, the more your residence will stand out in discreet notes, delighting the visitor’s sight and giving them a feeling well-being, and helping you make a great first impression on your guests. You can choose different shades of the same colour, complementary colours or colours close in tone.
- Use colour schemes based on the Colour Wheel
The Colour Wheel is a tool that depicts the relationships between colours and is organised in the form of a circle so it is much easier to see how they fit. The Colour Wheel is used by technicians, painters and design specialists, and is easily understandable and within anyone’s reach.
So, if you want to think out of the box with your home, you can choose for your entrance door colours that fit perfectly with the residence’s façade, as well as with the other elements thereof, such as the windows, without having to decide in favour of classic uniformity (a single colour).
- Be creative and original
Have no fears of combining. Even if you do not have an expert to guide you with advice on the design, aesthetics and chromatics for your residence, by the choices you make in terms of colours for the entrance door, windows and furniture or internal walls, you can give your creativity free rein, blending your favourite tones.
- Choose a colour that suits your personality
The colour of the entrance door can convey much about our personality.
For example, a red entrance door is a bold choice, usually made by open, extroverted people who seek attention and want to be noticed and admired, and to stand out. Such a door will generate the interest and curiosity of visitors.
A white entrance door is an indication that the person living in the house is well-organised and scrupulous in terms of cleanliness, which will also result in the visitors’ particular attention paid to order.
A black entrance door gives the residence a stylish, imposing look, lightly classical and solemn. Being very easy to fit in any architectural style, a black door is within the easiest reach for most people.
Blue is a colour that conveys confidence, calmness, youth and friendliness. A blue entrance door takes you to the nights spent with your loved ones, to peace and well-being. Your guests will feel welcome.
The colour of the entrance door versus the colour of the window profile
Many of us tend to include doors and windows in the same chromatic category. These two elements, extremely important both taken separately and jointly, must inspire unity at first sight. But is it mandatory that they be of the same colour? The answer is NO.
As we have seen above, it is important to keep in mind the chromatic palette of the residence’s façade and the architectural style. That does not mean that we must choose the same colour for both doors and windows, but that we will combine the colours in such a way as to get out of the pattern, freely expressing ourselves.
What colour would you choose for your entrance door?