New Paints To Brighten Your Front Door
What’s your home’s curb appeal? How does it feel when you pull up to your front door? Is the door just a functional part of the facade, or does it create a grand entrance? A simple, inexpensive exterior makeover will add plenty of curb appeal (and home value) and welcome you home each day. And new paints make it even easier to brighten your front door.
Create a fabulous front door by adding a splash of color. More paint colors and options are available than ever before including a whole new generation of hybrid paints – oil solid suspended in water.
Mark Masica, Hirshfield’s Color Services Manager, has been helping people with color scheming the outside of their homes for four decades. “There’s an old saying in our industry that if a product is designed specifically for a project you are doing, then it is probably the best recommendation.”
Pick the Right Paint
One line of paint expressly designed for the doorway is Benjamin Moore’s Grand Entrance® – a high end exterior door and trim enamel that creates the deep, rich look and feel of European doors. The waterborne alkyd formula allows for easier application and long lasting beauty. Unlike alkyds (oil paint) Grand Entrance® will retain its gloss and color for years.
Mark says his favorites of this line include Matisse Blue, Tavern Door, and Impressionist Ruby but to keep in mind these are only of few of the many colors available. Thousands of additional colors are also offered from the regular Benjamin Moore color system, which is the most extensive in the paint industry.
Not sure what color might work for your own front door? The entrance of a home is a “preview” of what’s to come, so consider a paint color that looks good with the interior of the home when your open the door.
Mark adds “traditional homes usually look best using classic colors like a deep, rich bottle green, or a nice red wine color. A contemporary home might look great with a front door done in a bright bold color, and bright aqua color or a bright orange.”
Whether you are a traditionalist, or have expressive artist flair, we’ll help you find the perfect color to introduce yourself to the world.
Benjamin Moore’s Grand Entrance® is available in two gloss levels, Satin and Gloss. Mark usually recommends a Satin finish for front doors.
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