Statement doors give every home it's own personality

Front doors are like the face of your home, they make the first impression and, without opening up, offer a glimpse of the personality behind it.

There was a time when doors were purely for functionality and pristine white paint, or forest green to be adventurous, was the standard for most houses. Today they are a stylish part of home decor and serve to transform homes by making bold statements and bringing individuality to the forefront.

This list covers a range of door colour trends that give dull homes an instant face lift:

Complementary colours

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This trend is reminiscent of the vibrancy of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, famous for the brightly coloured homes that line cobblestone streets. In decor, colour adds personality and warmth to spaces, however, it does not have to be limited to walls. A fresh lick of paint on the front door is all it takes to revive a dull house. Opt for complementary colours, like blue and orange (see picture above), to create a bold contrast that will stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood.

Contrasting colours

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The elegance of the cobalt blue juxtaposed with the rawness of the exposed orange brick has an effortlessly-chic effect, instantly elevating the appearance.

Trending colours

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Dusty rose, not quite millennial pink, but a very close relative, has cool-grey undertones and pairs beautifully with the starkness of white walls. 

Warm colours

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Bright blossoms and warm yellow play well with the white textured wall of this house. The intricate door knob and frosted glass window add to the rustic charm.


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There's something edgy, yet sophisticated, about the grey wall, with the solid matte black door, framed by a white architrave. Apart from hiding dirt and damage well, a black finish makes cheaper doors appear instantly more expensive.

Painted details  

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Use washed out blue paint with painted floral designs and a stunning brass door handle for a beach-chic vibe. 


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Earlier this year, Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year, however it’s a lighter shade of purple that’s been seen in everything from fashion to decor. Reminiscent of a sky twinkling with stars at dusk, this sophisticated shade is the more “grown-up” version of Millennial Pink. The fading purple paired with exposed, unpainted wood, and a wash of white paint creates a textured appearance that has a rustic, run-down, effect which works well with the intricate detail of the arches.