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I’m a color psychologist – the exact shade you should paint your door to make more money on your house

FIRST impressions count – so it makes sense to make sure your front door looks as good as possible to any visitor or potential buyer.

A color psychologist found that the hue you choose for your front door can affect how much money you make from the sale.

The color you paint your front door with can make the right or wrong impression on visitors or buyers

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The color you paint your front door with can make the right or wrong impression on visitors or buyersPhoto Credit: Instagram/@claudidinedenysrigby
According to a color psychologist, a pink door gives the impression that your home is welcoming and nurturing

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According to a color psychologist, a pink door gives the impression that your home is welcoming and nurturingPhoto credit: Getty

Tash Bradley, home decor brand Lick‘s Director of Interiors and Color Psychologist, said: “The exterior of a home plays a big part in how you feel in your space and how you interact with it.

“When you sell your home, you want the first look to make your potential buyers happy.

“Think about how a buyer would feel when they see your front door. What emotions does that trigger?

“Color is a powerful vehicle for conveying emotion and choosing the right color can really make a difference and tell a story about what is to come inside.”

Which color do the experts advise you to make the most money? Well, it depends on the type of impression you want to make.

Here, Tash reveals what your front door says about you…

Light Blue

  • carefree
  • family atmosphere
  • Relaxed
  • Accessible

dark blue

  • Peace
  • quiet
  • Intelligent

Yellow

  • color of sunshine
  • Happy, warm
  • Friendly, welcoming
  • Perfect host

pink

  • Creative
  • outgoing
  • greeting
  • nurturing
  • mischievous

Black

  • Elegant
  • Classic
  • Strong sense of style
  • secret

Green

  • sense of security
  • Relaxed
  • healthy home

Red

  • Stand out
  • Commands attention
  • Passionate

beige

Tash’s top six tips for choosing the right color for your home’s exterior:

  1. Your front door color gives an indication of the personality that lives within. You want your front door to welcome you home and greet you with a smile. Pale pink and lilac tones are currently very trendy, conveying a cheerful, youthful radiance full of energy
  2. Be wary of shades of gray for your front door as the color can lack personality and make the property look a little distant
  3. Choose a color that complements the other tones and materials in your outdoor space. Consider brick color, windows and shutters, mailbox and also the style of your front door. Lick offers a convenient color consultation service with one of their experts who can help you achieve your desired look
  4. When you paint your garden exterior walls and front door, think of them as an extension of the rooms you are in. Does the color palette in your garden match that in your kitchen? Ideally, you want to create a consistent flow throughout the room
  1. Look around you for structural features. I love to be inspired by nature, for example soft blues to reflect the tones of the sky (blue 01/04) or greens to blend gently with the surrounding garden or field (green 09/02) .
  2. Check out your plants for inspiration! Licks Pink 04, Red 03 and Yellow 02 can all breathe new life into your outdoor space

Added Polly Ogden Duffy, Managing Director at John D. Wood & Co., “First impressions count.

“In fact, within seconds of seeing your home, most buyers will decide whether they want to look inside.

“That’s why a welcoming entrance is key to maximizing the selling price of your property.

“It also helps secure viewings of your home, which ultimately gives you the best chance of getting the best price on your property.

“A fresh coat of paint, combined with existing door fittings, gives the impression of a well-kept home and is quick and easy to do.

“Buyers are making a lifestyle choice when buying a property. The less they have to change, the more attractive for most! If you want to go all out, add a year-round wreath.”

Most buyers will decide within seconds after seeing your home whether they want to see the inside

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Most buyers will decide within seconds after seeing your home whether they want to see the insidePhoto credit: Getty

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Jessica MacLeish

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