10 Colors To Paint Your Front Door In 2016

Everyone needs a little change of pace sometimes, and how better to do that than to change the look of your home’s exterior? You can go bright, dark, bold, soft… the choice is completely up to you! Not to limit your options, we picked the top 10 colors to paint your front door in 2016!

Snow White

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White is our first color because it’s basic and ideal. It goes lovely with every color and always looks pristine. It brings a peaceful energy and works very well with some added lush greenery on the porch.

Lemon Sorbet

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A light yellow adds a bit of spunk to the porch, and this color definitely makes a break through that traditional conservative look.

Orange Burst

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Bring out a tangy orange! This color will bring life to the front porch and cause a bold, warm welcome for everyone who walks up to it.

Caliente

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Hot red gives an automatic historic feel. The red also brings a positive vibe and motivates action. This color is actually great for man’s house as well because the color tends to exude masculine energy.

Scandinavian Blue

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This color is actually a purplish blue. It gives a vintage yet royal tone. It will also shift in response to light and will cause a calming wave over you. This color also tends to stimulate creativity and independence, which makes it great for a single woman’s home.

Sailor’s Sea Blue

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Because the color blue is thought of with the sky and the sea, it is often associated with depth and stability. It exudes trust, loyalty, and honesty. Because of this, blue is a great color for a family’s home front door.

Shore House Green

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This color resembles a soft teal. It is a pretty traditional front door color, but it stays far away from being boring. It’s a reminder of calm skies and has a timeless exterior effect. Teal is cool and eclectic while staying acceptable and charming.

Margarita

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Citrus green is such a huge contrast and contradiction. It is such an unexpected color that stands out and is thought to, again, stimulate the mind for creativity. It promotes growth in work, friendship, family, and all areas of life.

Gray Cloud

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Gray is always a go-to when speaking of front door paint colors. It is an easy neutral color to live with and won’t get old. It contains quiet strength and is much more sleeker and current than the old go-to, beige. Gray also compliments any exterior color.

Black Beauty

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Black is classic. It’s elegant and mixes well with absolutely everything, including shingles, stones, and brick. Even though it is so compatible with every color as well, it is most striking when it is paired with a white exterior.

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2016 Color of the Year: Why did Pantone pick TWO?

   Yes, you read that correctly. There are TWO colors that have been chosen for the upcoming year! We don’t know if you would go so far as to say this is revolutionary, but this is the first time two colors have been chosen to represent the following year. The two popular colors picked are Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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     The best way to define Rose Quartz is by saying it is a mineral pink that is gentle and gives a sense of composure. As the website says, it tends to remind us to reflect on our surroundings. To sum up Serenity, it is a light blue giving off an airy, calming effect. Pantone explains this color brings feelings of relief in rough times.

     These carefully chosen colors are representing the currently surpassing cultural and gender norms. Pantone takes on this responsibility to determine the color that is best represented by social trends. With all the global doors opening and the sudden desire to step back from technology and social media, they landed on two colors to represent “a soothing sense of order and peace” erasing the line drawn between “us” and “them.”

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     Pantone’s color of the year directly influences fashion, interiors, and even food presentation, which is a pretty difficult concept considering the choice was influenced by politics and philosophy. On their website, the colors are shown as flowing together. They strategically did this to blur the line where one color ends and the other begins. This is a huge effort at symbolism to show the world’s social progress. Pantone has defined their choice by the attention that has been placed on “societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged, and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

     No one can deny that true fact. This past year has been a huge progression towards equality and global contribution, and we can only assume we will continue in that direction throughout 2016. Instead of focusing on the differences, these colors are supposed to divert our attention to the positive similarities to help us relax in a world that isn’t so relaxing.

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