Whether your patio is in the front or back of your house, there’s likely a door nearby — and if you’ve resigned yourself to whatever hue your home came with, you’re overlooking a way to refresh your patio with minimal effort. Whatever shade you go for, a simple coat of paint on the door will add a splash of visual impact to your patio space. And it can have an impact on the resale value of your home as well as for your enjoyment, with bold yet simple hues such as black having the best resale value, according to Home Advisor.
When deciding on a color, you’ll want to ensure you consider the surroundings and the lighting. If you have a patio that gets a ton of sunshine and features plenty of greenery, you want a color that works in that environment; likewise, if your patio is in a shady spot and surrounded by cool neutral tones, you want a door color that works with that setting. Particularly if you’re debating a bold shade, you may even want to paint a test swatch to see how it really looks.
And, while you’re painting your door, you may want to consider splashing a bit of paint on the trim around it. Rather than using the same hue as your freshly painted door, you’ll want to choose something contrasting or opt for something simple like a classic white hue.