I’m a DIY expert – the top 5 colours to paint your front door this year… & one could add £4,000 to your home’s value

I’m a DIY expert – the top 5 colours to paint your front door this year… & one could add £4,000 to your home’s value

May 19, 2022

IF you're looking to add value to your home, then a newly-painted front door could be the answer.

Gipsy Hill Hardware has revealed the top five most popular front door colours for this year, with lavender topping the list.

Terracotta and Mellow Yellow also make the rundown, in second and fourth position respectively, while the other two hues are blue.

Periwinkle Blue is the fifth most popular colour, while Sky Blue comes in third.

And, according to research from Sell House Fast, blue is the most valuable front door colour to have.

While the research didn't specify a shade of blue, having a blue front door can add an estimated £4,000 to the value of a property.

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The survey analysed over 1,000 properties on Zoopla, all with 3 bedrooms and a garden.

Ten properties of each door colour were analysed randomly to see if there was a price difference on average.

"Colour is a powerful tool to communicate action, influence choice and even change people’s mood," Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant Lee Chambers, who helped with the study, said.

"It can even influence physiological reactions.

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"While in office design, we use green in regenerative environments, and blue in productive environments.

"The colour of your front door can influence a buyer's initial perception.

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"Our eyes are drawn to entrance points, so a front door is often one of the first things we notice."

In Sell House Fast's survey, white and red were the next most popular door colours, while having a brown front door could reduce the value of your home by £700.

The five most popular front door colours of 2022

1. Lavender

2. Terracotta

3. Sky Blue

4. Mellow Yellow

5. Periwinkle blue

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