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Four Fresh Colors You Should Paint Your Front Door

So much for Simply White. This year is all about making a bold first impression.

All photos © Lonny
All photos © Lonny

Easier than painting your ceilings and a helluva lot less painstaking than painting your floors, why not try dipping your doors in a fresh coat of color? From a curb appeal perspective, a bright door makes a friendly first impression, and easily catapults you to hippest house on the block. Scroll down to see the four fresh hues we think will warm you up to the idea. 

Four Colors You Should Consider Painting Your Door

SAILOR'S BLUE 

There's nothing quite like Sag Harbor, New York, in the summertime. Quintessential Americana style reigns supreme, where shingled cottages, white picket fences, and red, white, and blue bunting stand on just about every corner. While Michelle Smith dubs her weekend getaway as "granny meets nautical," the facade screams 100% East Coast charm, all the way down to its cornflower front door. 

Four Colors You Should Consider Painting Your Door

burnt orange

Yep, we're still gushing over The Affair star Dominic West's home. While it may take a bit of effort to recreate the family's quirky London townhouse of overflowing bookshelves, mounted tapestries, and lush gardens, painting your door a nice toasted saffron is a project you can do in a single afternoon. 

Four Colors You Should Consider Painting Your Door

neon green

Okay, so this color isn't the easiest to pull off, but YOLO, no? The juxtaposition of the bright door against this old adobe structure and its cerulean exterior feels spontaneously funky, and would definitely warrant an Instagram post if we stumbled upon it in the jungle. 

Four Colors You Should Consider Painting Your Door

Melon brights

For those looking to go all-out with a crazy-cool painted door, look no further than Manish Arora for inspiration. The fashion designer covered many surfaces of his Parisian apartment with wild color combinations similar to this teal, pink, and orange number. If you've got the guts and the time, you can guarantee that your house guests will never forget your bold design choice.

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