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The 8 Dos and Don'ts for Choosing the Colour of Your Front Door

Many homeowners overlook the aesthetic value that your front door gives to your humble abode. It is only fitting that you make it as appealing and welcoming as possible. Improving the exterior appeal of your property can be accomplished over a weekend by repainting or replacing your front door. If you live in an older home, it is crucial that you rejuvenate the front door with a fresh coat of paint. In this article, we present to you 8 dos and don’ts for choosing the colour of your front door!


 1. Choose the right paint

Since your door will be exposed to the elements, it is crucial to select the correct paint to prevent peeling and fading. Exterior latex paints provide protection against the elements. If your door is made of metal, seek one with rust protection built-in. Regardless of your decision, you will need to prime the door with an exterior primer. 

The external doors have several finishes, including matte, semi-gloss, and gloss. Choosing a high-gloss finish can highlight architectural details, but it will also accentuate door scars. You do not need to become an expert overnight or conduct considerable research. Consult an expert at your neighbourhood paint, hardware, or home improvement store. They can point you in the correct direction and assist you in locating the optimal fit for your home.

 2. Consider your home’s overall look

The style of your property might assist you in choosing a front door colour. You can embrace its style for a more harmonious appearance or create a sharp contrast. Colours have a significant impact on emotions and the atmosphere of a house. 

Consider this when selecting samples so that you can exactly match your front door to the mood you wish to generate. On the exterior of your property, bold, uncommon colours like cyan or mauve can create a contemporary aesthetic for your front door. However, do not fear breaking the rules. A conventional façade can be given personality and enlivened by applying a unique colour.

 3. Keep things simple and classic

Although painting your front door can be seen as a minor home improvement job that you wish to enjoy for a long time, even if painting your door is a simple task. The use of timeless neutrals like grey, black, and brown can give your house an appearance that will stand the test of time. Neutral colours can be easily changed if your personal style shifts or if you decide to update the exterior of your home. Siding in a variety of colours and materials looks great with neutral colours.

 4. Be creative and stylish

People are often discouraged from experimenting with their palette when choosing a paint colour. Timeless does not necessarily imply following trends, and it does not mean dull. If you enjoy wearing or having colour in your home, you will probably enjoy having a splash of colour on your front door. Choose a hue that calls to you. Bright colours can make a dramatic statement, pastel colours can produce a peaceful vibe, and dark shades can establish an ominous atmosphere.


 1. Forget about the trim

Your trim should also be painted when giving your front door a make-over. Make the door stand out with contrasting trim that is not just plain white. Don’t forget to add your trim as part of your project, as you will want it to match the freshness of your newly painted door. Rich brown tones, for instance, can warm up a door with a cool hue, while dark trim prevents a nature toned door from fading into the stone-covered walls and backgrounds.

 2. Be stuck with neutral shades

A house can be transformed from a dull and uninteresting place into a lively and welcoming setting by simply adding a touch of saturation to the colour of the door. A little bit of paint on the front door might go a very long way in terms of aesthetics. It is still feasible to attract emphasis to the colour of your choice by adding brilliant accents and stunning new colours. Doing so is preferable to drawing attention away from the colour you have chosen to highlight.

3. Follow the latest trends

 It is a good idea to begin by searching for hot and trendy paint colours; nevertheless, you shouldn't choose a colour simply because it is popular at the moment. Pastels and neutrals were the most popular colour palettes for a while, but they've fallen out of favour in recent years. Staying true to what brings you joy in life is the surest path to long-term happiness, regardless of what others find appealing. Choosing to act following your own desires will never lead you astray.

 4.Limit your choices

People are frequently perplexed when choosing the colour of paint to use on their front doors, which makes it harder for them to decide which one they want to use. You may also take a stroll or drive around the neighbourhood to get some ideas and determine what colour combinations appeal to you the most. Remember that making changes to your home's decor will need less time and effort than painting the entire house. 

You are free to experiment with a colour that is reflective of your sense of style and individuality. You should go out and look at houses with exterior colours and designs comparable to yours so that you may form an image in your head of what your home might look like if you select a front door colour that is like one of those houses. 

Are you still having trouble choosing? Feel free to visit Rock Solid Doors and view our range of Rockdoor composite doors! We can help ease the stress of making the tough decision in changing your front door. 


Really does look the bee’s knees

The fitters were very polite, thorough and clean during the installation. Very pleased with the purchase. Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for the new door and to let you know how pleased we are with it. Kaye was delighted when she got home and saw the finished job, it really does look the bee’s knees and has transformed the appearance of the entrance. Its been a real pleasure dealing with you both and rest assured we’ll unreservedly recommend your company whenever we get the opportunity. The only problem I have now is that Kaye has started muttering about replacing patio doors and french windows at the back of the house. So unless I can rein her in pretty damn quick you may well be hearing from us again.Thanks again chaps for a great job at the right price and with the minimum of fuss and disruption.
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Graham Kidd
Graham Kidd
2 November 2023
100% recommend Paul and Harry a great father and son team! I'm so pleased that we used them to supply and fit our new front door. Straightforward to deal with from start to finish and communication throughout was excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable and were able to offer advice and suggestions when we were choosing the door we wanted. Nothing was rushed during the installation with great attention to detail. They took away our old door and frame and left everything clean and tidy at the end of the job. Thank you, Harry, for taking the time to go through everything with us at the end of the job, much appreciated. I would not hesitate in using Paul and Harry again. Thank you both so much, we are so pleased!
Andrew Brant
Andrew Brant
30 October 2023
Had a door fitted today. Extremely happy with the quality of the finish, attention to detail. Left site clean and tidy. Very impressed. Would highly recommend
Daniel Ashworth
Daniel Ashworth
6 October 2023
Had a door fitted by these very friendly chaps about 18 months ago. We're very happy with it. When an issue arose with the mechanism, they came out and fixed it in about 5 minutes and it's as it if is brand new again. Very pleased, would highly recommend.
L Edwards
L Edwards
2 October 2023
Communication with Paul was faultless throughout. He was polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Harry and Paul installed our new door, problem solving along the way. The finish was neat and tidy and they offered us excellent after sales service aswell. Would highly recommend.
22 September 2023
Highly recommend. We had our front door fitted by this lovely team. They were friendly, helpful, willing to listen to me debate options and provided helpful advice for choosing the right door for us. When he had a slight issue (no fault of their own) they came out to us the very next day and sorted it. Such a good supplier to work with!
Ed Barkham
Ed Barkham
21 September 2023
Brilliant service. No hidden costs or fees and no heavy sales tactics. Very open and clear from the start, and they worked really hard to fit a great new door in our thinner than average doorway! Great value and great result. Will be recommending to all.
fiona richards
fiona richards
10 September 2023
Highly recommend Rock Solid doors. We have used this friendly family company several times and have recommended them to others who have been equally impressed with the high standard of work and the product. We have received quick service and found them to be very reliable knowledgeable with no hard sell. The installations have been carried out professionally and they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with everything. The external doors are robust and we are impressed with the quality of the product.
James Cooper
James Cooper
24 July 2023
Faultless customer service from a fantastic company to do business with. From start to finish it’s been a pleasure buying composite doors from Rock Solid Doors – in fact, we were so impressed with the front door and installation service they provided (we opted for a Solidor Ludlow 2 with 2 x fully glazed side lights) that we got them back to supply our utility door (Windsor Solidor – fully glazed) shortly afterwards. Paul dealt with our initial queries promptly, came to measure on site and provided a competitive quote very efficiently. These guys are first-rate craftsmen and know their stuff: evidenced by working around a couple of quirky construction issues without any problem – leaving us really impressed with the end product. It’s great to come across a local business that takes pride in what they do, going the extra mile for customer satisfaction – we cannot recommend Rock Solid Doors highly enough! Thank you Paul and Harry!
Simon Gould
Simon Gould
25 June 2023
Brilliant service from Paul at Rock Solid; our letter box seal had gone causing a slight leak - he responded immediately, attended this week and fixed with a new gasket. Would highly recommend the product and the service.
Lidia Duncan
Lidia Duncan
16 June 2023
I ordered my Vogue Rock door with the Ocean glass from Rock Solid Doors at the end of 2021. I had a number of criteria when searching for my new entrance door. It’s ability to insulate had to be A rated. I also wanted it to have a good quality locking mechanism that is smooth in action. My new door needed to be modern with a pane that lets plenty of light in and thus goes lower than the half line on the door, while leaving sufficient height for the letter box, so it is sufficiently high to be comfortably reached by our postman. The Vogue Rock door provided all that and more. I love sailing and the Ocean glass design evokes the lines of a sail in a beautifully minimalistic fashion. It also makes the door look unique, which is always a bonus. During my search for the perfect door I had lots of technical questions too. Only Paul and his colleague from Rock Solid Doors were able to answer all my questions and provide a door that offered what I was looking for. They supplied and fitted my new door in early 2022. My heating bill has gone down noticeably, as a result. With the golden oak wood grain on the outside, my door looks beautiful and elegant. Everyone who comes to the house for the first-time comment on it. The multi-locking mechanism has a smooth action and it is easy to use. The white wood grain on the inside finishes off the hallway like a designer window and door in one. Paul and his colleague went out of their way to make sure that I have the door and the finish just, as I wanted and that it worked seamlessly there on. We could not be happier. Thank You!