Peace, tranquility, intelligence: a trio of qualities we want our homes to radiate – and this begins with our front door color. With this in mind, we could do far worse than follow the lead of Reba McEntire, whose front door hue radiates all three of these aforementioned characteristics, experts explain.
The country music singer chose a deep, dark blue hue to set the tone for her porch (and, consequently, her curb appeal), and it's a choice that elevates her 'home entrance experience.'
'When it comes to front door colors, we firmly stand by the timeless classics,' says Dallas-based designer Ginger Curtis. The designer recommends choosing a dark blue, such as Sherwin Williams' Moscow Midnight, to achieve a sophisticated front door, the Reba way.
A photo posted by on
'Dark, moody front doors and natural wood selections elevate a home entrance experience. These classic hues seamlessly harmonize with an inviting entryway, enhanced by exquisite outdoor lighting, complimentary trim colors, and design elements such as beautiful house numbers and landscaping,' Ginger explains.
'At The Urbanology Cottage, we selected a deep blue-black for the front door to enhance the historic home's exterior, creating a modern, dramatic aesthetic.'
Rooted in simplicity and elevated by extraordinary beauty, interiors by Dallas-based Urbanology Designs bring organic luxury to life. Their soft, modern approach allows clients to relax in the warmth of a comfortable and crafted home. Their design-forward sensibility looks beyond today’s times, trends, and whims to create homes with longevity and intention.
For similar alternatives to dark blue, Ginger also recommends timeless classics: wood, black, and charcoal gray, which omit a similar aesthetic.
'Each of these colors possesses unique qualities and imparts a distinct ambiance, yet they all exude an air of elegance and sophistication,' she comments. 'Your choice of front door color holds the power to establish the ambiance even before you step inside.'
A photo posted by on
And Ginger isn't the only color authority who approves of Reba's chosen hue. Lick's color psychologist, Tash Bradley, reminds us that dark blue front doors exhibit 'peace, tranquility, and intelligence,' and this look translates to front doors far beyond Tennessee.
Tash is trained in color psychology and theory; she helps people around the world bring their dream decorating projects to life and utilize color to impact personal spaces, as well as overall lifestyle and wellness. Tash leverages her expertise in color psychology and theory, as well as interior design, to lead Lick’s design studio and curate the brand’s global paint and wallpaper offerings.
Plus, aesthetics aside, Tash reminds us that the right front door color has the power to add value to our home, too.
'The exterior of a house plays a huge part in how you feel and interact within your space,' she comments.
'If you're selling your home, you want the first glimpse to fill your potential buyers with joy. Think about how a buyer would feel when they see your front door; what emotion does it spark? Colors are a powerful way of delivering emotion, and selecting the right color can really make an impact and tell a story about what's to come inside.'
We've found a dark blue, inspired by Reba McEntire's choice, on Backdrop (available below).
Sign up to the Homes & Gardens newsletter
Decor Ideas. Project Inspiration. Expert Advice. Delivered to your inbox.
Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
I live in a tiny apartment – these are the 6 mood-boosting design tips I use in a small space
Interiors can all have a huge impact on your wellbeing, and in a small space it's even more important to ensure your design decisions will boost your mood. Here we ask designers for their top tips
By Hebe Hatton Published
Erin Napier revived a 17th-century bedroom staple that's influencing how we decorate in 2024
This design trend is a pure celebration of nostalgia, and of course, the Napier family home is the perfect backdrop
By Megan Slack Published