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Painting Your House? The Front Door Is the Best Place for Wild Colors

A colorful blue door on a traditional home with well done landscaping.
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Unless you’ve found your forever home, when decorating and choosing paint colors, resale becomes a factor. According to real estate agents, the bright colors should be reserved for your front door.

Apartment Therapy spoke with multiple agents to discover the best colors to paint your home if resale is something you have in mind. The typical colors you’d imagine popped up: slate grays, browns, whites, and other neutrals. Why?

These timeless shades offer a transitional look. Neutral exterior colors can be manipulated with decor and landscaping. Also, for home buyers, those colors are less likely to clash with their own tastes. After all, a purple house isn’t for everyone.

That doesn’t mean you have to give up on color, though.

“You can do a really fun, bright accent color for the door,” agent Megan Robson explained. “Warm, bright colors are welcoming and will help your house stand out. Plus, it’ll make your house easier to find, usually. It’s fun to tell the pizza guy that your house is the pink door on the left.”

So, if you’ve been longing for a pink house, maybe just stick with the door for now.

[via Apartment Therapy]

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