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Entryways That Make A Stylish Statement

Entryways That Make A Stylish Statement
ENTRYWAYS THAT MAKE A STYLISH STATEMENT
Use color to update your front entryway
The entryway to your home can make a strong impression on family and friends alike. It can be the focal point to your home’s exterior, it can add to your home’s architectural style and it can convey your own personal design preferences. Take a look at these examples of different entryways that make the most of style, decor and color.
AFTER: The rich, mahogany-red color adds impact.
AFTER: The rich, mahogany-red color adds impact.
BEFORE: The original tan color of the front door blends in with the neutral tones of the entryway.
BEFORE: The original tan color of the front door blends in with the neutral tones of the entryway.
Make your door the focal point with color
With its arched shape and the expansive leaded glass, this front door already possessed unique style and presence. However, the neutral tones on the door lessened its impact; the door is almost lost within the quiet colors of the front entryway. Painting the door in a rich, mahogany-red color makes the door the focal point, adds a strong frame to the leaded glass windows and creates a beautiful entrance.
BEFORE: White trim imparts a crisp, clean look.
BEFORE: White trim imparts a crisp, clean look.
Add personality with colorful trim
Your choice of trim color can also have a stylish impact on the overall appearance of your home’s exterior. Because of the crisp, clean look it imparts, white is always a popular color choice for trim. However, for an entirely different look, consider the use of a color. It can give your home a signature look; one that expresses your own personality and design style. The vibrant, oceanic blue of the trim on this home draws your eyes to the French doors and sidelights. The trim color offsets the paler, dusky blue of the house and also introduces a charming personality to the porch entrance.
AFTER: Painting the trim in an aquatic blue adds charm to the home.
AFTER: Painting the trim in an aquatic blue adds charm to the home.
AFTER: With a few small changes, the entry has been refreshed to make a stronger statement.
AFTER: With a few small changes, the entry has been refreshed to make a stronger statement.
BEFORE: The front entryway has an uplifting ambience.
BEFORE: The front entryway has an uplifting ambience.
Update your front entrance with color and decor
Giving your front entryway style and presence can often involve more than just paint color. The white door and trim of this front entrance, paired with the butter-yellow color of the main siding, gives this home a sunny, uplifting ambience. However, a more polished look can be achieved with just a few changes. Painting the front door in a glossy, dark obsidian-green color adds drama to the area. The deep color contrasts boldly with the softer colors of the siding and gives this entrance a central focal point. The symmetry of this space is further accentuated by placing two planters, color-matched to the door, on opposite sides of the entrance. With these few updates, this front entrance now has a more sophisticated look. It maintains its bright, lively appeal yet there is a clear, dramatic focal point expressed through the boldness of the door.
Distinctive style
If your home has a distinctive style, then emphasize that look by decorating your front entryway with the colors and décor characteristic of that style. This home is an excellent example of using color, trim and embellishments to enhance its Mediterranean appeal. The repeated use of arched curves on the door and portico speaks to the influence of Moorish culture on Mediterranean design. The arch motif is further highlighted by the ornate trim design that curves around the entryway. The garland-like embellishment above the archway provides an impressive framework for the front portico. Attention is drawn to these accents through the use of color in a soft, sage-green shade. The entrance now has a serene quality, reminiscent of Mediterranean seas.

Make your home’s first impression on visitors a lasting one. Venture beyond the tried-and-true neutrals and whites. A rich, lively color on your entryway will give your home an eye-catching focal point. See how your home can convey style, presence and personality just through the use of color.

The overall styling of this front entryway reinforces the Mediterranean-influenced architecture of the home.
The overall styling of this front entryway reinforces the Mediterranean-influenced architecture of the home.