Choosing Trim For Your Exterior Door

| 27 May 2015
The colour of the trim on your exterior door is a decision that can majorly affect the look and aesthetic of your house. And it isn’t an easy task to do! Choosing Exterior Door Trim Like many design choices in our households, picking the right exterior trim colour is one that many homeowners agonize over. It’s hard to know where to start, and what factors you should consider when picking a trim colour. Thankfully, these tips can help you pick just the right trim colour for your exterior door, and give your house the facelift it deserves. Before you pick a colour tone, decide whether you want to blend in or stand out Prior to choosing a trim colour, eliminate from consideration any trim colours that you simply do not like. For many homeowners, when it comes to picking a trim colour you’ll want your exterior door trim colour to match the colours of the rest of your home, to fade into your house and not stand out. Another option here is to pick an exterior door trim colour that contrasts the rest of your house. This will help you narrow down the colours you have to choose from. Find the right shade family Once the basic colour design decision – blend in or stand out – has been made, it’s time to move on to beginning the process of picking the trim colour. Choosing a shade isn’t going to be a eureka! Moment for many people. Instead, you’ll pick a rough colour and then further narrow it down to your final choice. Things to keep in mind are having your trim colour match the darkest or lightest shade of colour that surrounds your house, in particular with brick exteriors. If you have a lot of colours around your door, pick a medium colour from this range for the trim. For paint, try going off by one or two shades from the paint colour. Still stuck? Try online comparisons for inspiration It can be difficult picking a trim colour. For a bit of inspiration and pointers, try looking at what other houses in your area have done. What looks good in your mind may not look great on your house, and alternatively colour combinations you haven’t considered may look great on a home similar to your own. The website Houzz is a good resource to find other houses’ exterior door trims and to see how they compare to your own house colour scheme. Another option is to take interior paint colours you already prefer and try them out as trim colours. Now narrow down your final exterior trim colour With an approximate determination of the colour and shade that you want for your exterior trim, it’s time to finally decide which colour you’ll go with! After all of your options, getting to this step can seem a little overwhelming. The experts at Landmark Home Solutions have helped hundreds of people choose their trim colour, and we can help you, too! If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior, contact our staff today and get an insider’s perspective on colour selection.
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