What colour should you choose for your front door? From vivid and traditional, pared-down pastel to tailored shades expressing an inner craving for colour, getting it right can lift the front of your home, put a personal stamp on it and even make or break a sale. Now architect and property expert, George Clarke, ambassador for composite door brand Truedor, is lifting the lid on the most popular front door colours for 2017.

Passionate about encouraging people to be creative with their homes, George Clarke has also put together his top five tips for enhancing kerb appeal.
MOST POPULAR DOOR COLOURS FOR 2017:  Amongst the most popular colours in 2017 are the contemporary greys with anthracite being the fastest growing of all the colours in the range; traditional colours jet black, steel blue, and crisp white are growing in popularity all the time; vivid shades of bright yellow, cobalt blue, and purple and pretty pastels including primrose yellow, duck egg blue and light violet are now becoming regular sellers with the buying public.
But the colour rainbow doesn’t end there.  Truedor also has a state-of-the-art paint matching service, enabling homeowners to choose their dream door design and shade without having to lift a paint brush or paint pot themselves, all combined with the security and eco benefits a composite door brings.
Composite door sales have rocketed in the UK over the past few years1 with more homeowners buying them than any other type of external door.  Durability, security and eco-friendly credentials are just some of the key drivers behind why people buy, but limited colour choice has meant you can’t always find the perfect match for your home style or colour scheme.  Truedor’s bespoke paint mixing service and RAL rainbow can match even the most obscure shade, whether it’s bright orange, bubblegum pink or even West Ham claret.



Creative colour
If you’re feeling adventurous, go for strong, bright colours for your front door but choose a shade that complements your own personal style and the rest of your house.  If you’re not feeling brave, black is always a safe bet, or opt for darker shades of blue, plum and green that will still make a design statement.
Clean lines
Symmetry and simplicity at the front of a house is always a good idea.  Consider positioning plants so that there’s an equal number on each side for entrance impact and any outdoor lighting will generally always look better in pairs.
Flower power
Think about stylish hanging baskets, planters and window boxes.  Flowers, shrubs and greenery can really lift the entrance to a home and complement the colour and style of the front door. Make sure you water and feed them regularly to keep them in tip-top condition.
Keep it clutter-free
Keep doors, pathways, steps and open porches free from leaves, dust, dirt and other debris and if you’ve got front door mat make sure it’s kept clean and looks appealing.
The details make the difference
It’s always worth investing in good quality door accessories such as letterboxes, doorknobs and knockers, and try to make sure you choose door furniture that is in keeping with the style and age of your property.
George Clarke comments: “Your front door is the face of your home - it’s the first thing people see, so don’t follow the crowd, design your own and really go to town.  With your front door you have more freedom to express yourself, perhaps picking a colour that you wouldn’t normally choose for your interior walls.  Changing the front door is a quick win but a real game changer in terms of how people perceive you and your home.”

June 14 2017