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THIS Front Door Colour Will Add the Most Value to Your House

With the property market reopening, as restrictive lockdown measures decrease, many people are keen to get their properties up for sale. To give homeowners an advantage when deciding to sell their home, considered potential variables that could change the value of a property.

Our team of housing experts sought to find out whether the colour of your front door can affect the value of your house and the psychology behind different door colours. To find out more, we spoke to Lee Chambers MSc MBPsS, an Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant, who told us:

Colour is a powerful tool to communicate action, influence choice and even change people’s mood. It can even influence physiological reactions. 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. Our eyes are drawn to entrance points, so a front door is often one of the first things we notice.”

Therefore, the colour of your front door colour could potentially spell the difference between a quick house sale, or waiting months down the line to receive an offer. In order to sell your home as fast as possible and increase the value of your home, be sure to choose the colour of your front door carefully. But which colour should you pick? 

Which door colours add the most value to your home?

As part of our research, analysed over 1,000 properties on the UK house buying website Zoopla, with 3 bedrooms and a garden, and calculated the average price as £275,000.

Then, 10 properties of each door colour were picked at random to see if there was a price difference on average. Following analysis, found that blue is the most valuable front door. In fact, a blue front door can add a whopping £4,000 to your house value!

The second most valuable door colour is white, which adds roughly £3,400 to the value of your house.

However, the least valuable door colour is brown, which actually decreases the value of your property by £700.  

When it comes to getting the most value from your property, spoke to Alex Willcocks of Burbeck Interiors, who says:

Extreme colours for doors are great if you want to inject your personality into your property but aren’t great for selling houses. They can be seen as vulgar, and harsh, and negatively retracts from the rest of the property and its features.”

When it comes to the best colour to sell your property, Willcocks advised

“I would recommend painting your front door a neutral colour. Or for a more modern property, opt for a more contemporary style as a focal point. People like to imagine themselves living in the property, and this is why neutral and minimalistic colours and styles work best.”

This is what different door colours say about you and your home

We also looked into the psychology of colour and what it conveys about your home to potential buyers. We found the following:

  • A black door is one of the most popular door colours in the UK. Although black is sometimes described as “mysterious”, it is predominantly seen as stylish and sophisticated.
  • A blue front door can promote a feeling of serenity and a sense of freedom to potential buyers, which might suggest why this colour door adds the most value to your property.
  • A red front door conveys a sense of traditional elegance. It helps to make an otherwise bland exterior pop, becoming a striking focal point for your home.
  • A green front door can evoke the feeling of trust and safety – something any potential homeowner wants from a home. It can also signify prosperity, life and growth, too.
  • A white front door is a popular colour for modern abodes. The colour signifies that your home is clean, organised, and peaceful.
  • A brown front door – usually built from natural wooden materials – suggests that your home is strong and stable.

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