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Adrian Kurtz, Home Owner in Charleston, SC

Good Front door color?

Asked by Adrian Kurtz, Charleston, SC Tue Nov 1, 2011

What color should I paint the front door the house color is a dark grayish blue and the shutters are a lighter blue. You can see it on Trulia just type "2113 Chancellory Lane" The house is for sale so I want it to appeal to all people but at the same time I want the front door to pop out a little. Any ideas? Thanks

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Many of the answers suggest a Red front door, however there are so many reds out there from which to choose. Some look orange, some look yellow, etc. I have had great success with a Red by name of "Heartthrob" made by Benjamin Moore. Heartthrob is a blue based red which will work well with the existing grey/blue color scheme. Curb appeal matters, but price and condition and will sell the house. Good Luck!
4 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011

An additional thought.....many people are prone to hanging various items from their front door that have some connection to the time of year of holiday season. Selecting a color that complements or emphasizes this decor may be helpful.....

Good luck,

2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 4, 2011
Paint the front door, shutters and garage door red. Make sure it is a shade of red that goes with the house color (it was hard to tell from these photos). I would also take professional photos.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 6, 2011
Hi Adrian,
After looking at the pictures of your home, I would paint the front door the same color as the garage door and shutters. That would make it stand out!

Kim Boulter
Healthy Realty
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011

You could likely ask this question of 50 people and get 50 different answers. The right color is the one that the owner is satisfied with. And since you are the owner, make the decision on what appeals to you.

Don't invest a lot of time making this decision because the new owner can easily make an adjustment after they take ownership by investing in a three dollar can of paint and spending 20 minutes repainting it.

Good luck,

1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Red front doors always stand out.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 30, 2015
I would go with a pretty greyish light green or perhaps a greyish door with a wreath of hyrangeas that encompass the blue, green, white coloring.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 30, 2015
If you are wanting to make your home look really nice by having a good front door, I think it would also be a good idea to get one that has a nice window in it. If you pick out a whole new door, then you would also probably be able to pick one out in the color that you like. Having a nice front door can help the curb appeal of just about any home in my opinion!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 30, 2015
When I moved my family into our home, the door was a hideous purple color. We ended up replacing the whole door instead of painting it. Now I don't have to be embarrassed when we have guests over.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
Our house looks pretty similar and we just painted it a dark maroon color. It pops but isn't too out there. I really love it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 22, 2013
Thanks Everyone for the great answers! I'm actually not the one selling the house (no one owns the house it was a forclosure) I'm just a nieghbor to it and corious to see what would look good on the house and maybe if the agent wants the door painted I will. :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 7, 2011
I would visit a couple of paint storeswith picture in hand. Generally they will have someone who will be able to come look/ or advise you on colors. Their advice should be free if you purchase the paint from them, at least it is in my area.

My suggestion is to re-paint the shutters, garage door and front door. The house needs to pop with curb appeal and the blue just doesn't do the home justice.

Inside is very nice looking.
Good luck. Sunny

Good luck.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 6, 2011
Hi, Something bold that compliments the home.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 4, 2011
My personal preference is RED!!

Brooke Hengst
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Group
Your Castle Real Estate
(720) 988-5952
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
From the curb your home should only display three colors.
Light is better than dark.
Soft is better that stark.

Best of success in selling your home
Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Hi Adrian,

You are wise to be aware of the curb appeal of your home. Price and condition will be what sells your home, but a buyer's first impression when they come to look will make an impact. I think any of the suggestions below would work, but take a look at some professional color combinations that Benjamin Moore Paint has put together. Benjamin Moore paints can be purchased locally at Lord & Evans Paints. The folks at Lord & Evans can help you choose a good color, too!……

All the best,
Marcia Wray
Carolina One Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Red seems to be the color if you watch Extreme Neighborhood Makeover. Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Charleston Green would help make the door pop. Once painted , a new brass kick plate about $28.00 at Lowes would formalize the front door.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Black or red might look nice.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 1, 2011
Red is popular front door color. Price is what sells the house. Fact. Sorry, it's just the truth. Kitchen and living area pics on mls and internet are next most important. Bad curb appeal can be a killer, but great curb appeal cannot overcome bad price, floor plan, kitchen.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 1, 2011
Maroon with a cutout of SC coach Steve Spurrier taped on the front. That will get you some action.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 1, 2011
I like white, but it is up to you. You could match the door with the shutters perhaps. Neutral colors are best.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 1, 2011
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