Your front door is the first thing that people see when they arrive at your home.  It should be stylish, attractive and above all welcoming.  Front doors can be customised in a variety of ways; the most effective is perhaps, your choice of colour.  Choosing the best colour for your front door will depend on a combination of factors.  Your property’s style, age and type, your personal preference and the desired effect you’d like your door to create.

When it comes to front doors, composite doors are now the most popular choice for many UK homeowners.  Their superb security and thermal performance have proven extremely popular while their extensive customisation capacity has encouraged people to embrace a wide selection of bespoke entrance door detailing.  So, what is the best colour for a front door?  Here are five of the most popular, available with Solidor composite doors.

1. Timeless Black

Black composite entrance door close up

A black front door has an effortless charm and will complement any type of property.  Its stately appearance is iconic and timeless, emulating the most famous door in the UK (10 Downing Street).  For centuries, black front doors have been the preferred choice of the elite and aristocracy; now they can be seen across the country, welcoming friends and family into homes throughout the land.

2. Classic Chartwell Green

Chartwell green composite front door

Staying with the political theme, Chartwell Green takes its name from Churchill’s residence in Kent.  The colour was used around his home and has now become synonymous with country cottage chic and rural elegance.  The perfect colour choice for a rustic converted farmhouse, Chartwell Green is equally compelling when used on more contemporary urban entrance doors.

3. Contemporary Grey

An open agate grey composite front door

Grey is the new white.  Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true, but grey entrance doors have greatly increased in popularity alongside the surge in residential aluminium installations.  There may not be 50 shades to choose from but there are plenty of greys available to leave you spoilt for choice.  From dark Anthracite grey to lighter French grey, there’s a composite grey for every installation.

4. Duck Egg Blue

Duck egg blue composite front door

Cool and calming, Duck Egg Blue is a subtle shade which is both attractive and inviting.  Its pale greenish tint adds an element of depth to the colour making it compatible with a wide range of architectural styles.  Whether you live in a traditional Victorian or Georgian property or a modern new-build home, Duck Egg Blue will perfectly complement your home’s design.

5. Universal White

French solidor composite doors in white

The ubiquitous colour on properties across the UK.  White’s popularity as the entrance door colour of choice should perhaps come as no surprise.  It is clean and bright, crisp and understated, and looks great with any colour scheme.  With a white entrance door, you can also add a decorative glazed section or choose bespoke hardware to add interest to your brilliant white composite door.

At Doors & Windows (Exeter), we install composite doors from Solidor.  They are available in all the above colours and hundreds more besides.  If you’d like more information about our range of composite doors, get in touch with us today.  Give us a call on 01392 422 495 or send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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