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When is the last time you’ve made changes to your office? Some paint and some new interior design could make a world of difference, improving life for your workforce, and boosting productivity along the way. Hiring a commercial interior painting crew, or full renovation specialist can have a dramatic effect on how work is conducted in your building.

There’s no end to the possible alterations you could make to an existing office space. Here are a few of the ideas the team from C.E.T. Painting recommends.

5 Improvements That Can Boost Productivity in Any Office

1 – Better use of color

Drab white or grey walls don’t do much to raise employee productivity. On the other hand, a great new paint job can! Color psychology is a real phenomenon, and different vibrant colors can inspire different feelings in workers. High wavelength colors (reds and yellows) tend to inspire high energy, while low wavelengths (blues and purples) tend to calm people down. Or, green is a great all-around mood stabilizer.

Bright paints can also help make a room feel brighter, or even make it feel roomier, even if the layout doesn’t change. A commercial interior painting specialist could do a lot of good here.

2 – Whiteboard rooms

This is a trend we’ve started to see, and we love. A room set aside, amongst the offices and cubicles, which is simply covered in whiteboard material. It’s a perfect space for pitching new ideas, working through challenges, and generally encouraging creative problem-solving among workers. Consider adding standing desks or a sound system to allow employees to listen to music as additional tools to reduce stress during work days.

3 – More natural light

Want to make your workers perk up? Add more light. Simply installing extra windows or skylights can make a huge difference to workers’ moods. Better yet, with modern triple-pane insulated glass, you can do this without adding significantly to your air conditioning costs!

4 – More greenery

Another good option is adding plants, or even water features if you’re feeling ambitious. Having living things in an office will help improve workers’ moods, plus the plants will act as natural purifiers. Air quality is improved for team members since plants provide fresh oxygen.

5 – Modular dividers

Who says your office must have a single set layout? Using easily moved dividers and other modular pieces allow your common work areas to be reconfigured on the fly. Workers can create the space that best suits them from day-to-day. Studies show that simple configuration changes increase productivity and could save money.

Contact us for more design and paint ideas today!

C.E.T. Painting is a top Westchester County commercial painting contractor. Contact us to consult on updates to your work environment!

 

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One of the first things people generally ask when they call a home remodeling contractor in Westchester about a renovation is the price. “How much will it cost to redo my kitchen?” “Can you update a bedroom on a budget?”

These sorts of questions can be hard for a contractor to answer, particularly if they haven’t seen the home. Remodeling prices can vary drastically, depending on the scope of the work, and what sort of materials the customer wants to use. Fundamentally, there isn’t really a price ceiling. However, the team from C.E.T. Painting can offer some very general guidelines on what the costs might look like.

Typical Costs When You Hire Home Remodeling Contractors in Westchester

  1. Kitchens

Kitchens are hugely popular targets for remodeling because they can genuinely add to a home’s value and increase its chances of selling quickly. At the very least, plan on around $250 per square foot to update the decor and paint. Are you also looking to update many of the appliances? It will go up to something more in the area of $350 per square foot, at least.

And with kitchens, the sky is the limit. A high-end kitchen remodeling project utilizing the best in materials, cabinetry and appliances could easily top $100,000. One way to possibly save on a kitchen project would be to refurbish instead of replacing cabinets. New hardware and sanding can go a long way towards a refresh.

  1. Bathrooms

Bathrooms are generally less costly than kitchens, just because they’re smaller and have fewer fixtures. A lower-end job, including some new plumbing and fixtures, can easily come in under $20,000. On the other hand, a high-end update can exceed $500 per square foot, particularly if you’re looking to put in a new shower or tub made of high-end materials.

But at the high end, we’re talking marble flooring and faucets that cost $2K apiece. Most people don’t need that for bathroom remodeling unless they’re really shooting the moon.

  1. Basements

Basements are a great target for renovation. There’s so much you can do with them, and a well-finished basement can be another magnet for buyers. A basic remodel, simply intended to turn it into a living space, could be accomplished as little as $50 per square foot. Even fancier updates will probably come out around $100-$150 per square foot, and that includes adding windows and other structural updates.

Westchester County Trusts C.E.T. Painting

C.E.T. Painting offers top-quality home remodeling in Westchester County and the surrounding areas, with hundreds of jobs successfully completed since 2004. The most popular home improvement projects involve kitchens and bathrooms. Regardless of the type of the project, you want a contractor that provides excellent service, attention to detail, and has a history of completing projects on time and on budget, no matter the size of the work to be done. If you’re looking to remodel part of your home, contact us to schedule a free consultation!

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Rather than viewing repainting business premises as a smart investment, most people consider it as an unnecessary expense. However, repainting your business is as necessary and as important as paying your taxes because it positively paints your brand image. Showing up for a job interview wearing a frayed and faded T-shirt might appear less than professional. Likewise having a faded and flaked paint job at your facility might project the wrong image. The image of your business is crucial to your success. There are many advantages to investing in commercial interior and exterior painting services every now and then. Let us look at some of them.

  1. Boost Productivity and Morale

Color psychology proves that painting your business regularly boosts the returns of your business by improving your workforce’s morale. Wall colors not only affect emotions, but they also encourage different physiological reactions such as blood pressure and metabolism. Colors also serve as communication tools. Color schemes influence moods, elicit certain responses or reactions, and encourage actions, such as making a purchase. For instance, painting the interior of your business building blue brings about feelings of trust and calmness. Painting the exterior green brings about refreshing and relaxing ambience, which are crucial in maintaining and attracting new clients.

  1. Increase Value and Property Appeal

Good exterior painting jobs on commercial buildings create excellent and positive impressions that encourage prospects and customers to come back for your goods and services. Professional painters and interior and exterior design firms will improve your building’s appearance. Consequently, its rental appeal rises because it gives potential tenants the impression that the building is well-maintained. It is often less expensive to invest in preventative maintenance compared to repairing damage due to neglect.

 

  1. Cost Effective

In as much as it might sound weird, repainting your business premises is a good idea because it saves you money in the long run. Regular repainting of surfaces prevents deterioration to a point where your building will need a major overhaul (which is very expensive). A coat of paint, just like any other man-made creation, is subject to wear and tear and will need to be refreshed from time to time. Paint deterioration manifests itself through fine cracking, gloss degradation, and color fading. If these issues aren’t addressed as needed and with regularity, the visual appeal of your business will literally dull due to extensive damage from weather elements. Regular commercial painting of your business premises is a form of preventative maintenance that will see your property’s lifespan increase.

  1. Competitive Edge

Just like puma and jaguar are animals associated with the fashion and motor industry, the colors of your business premises are perceived as a brand representation by your clients. Maintaining a quality interior and exterior paint job by repainting your business is one of the ways of setting your business apart. Every business has colors that are unique to its brand. Express your company’s brand, motto, or philosophy by maintaining a glossy look that shows who you are and what your business is all about.

  1. Attracting New Clients

Physically appealing or well-maintained buildings reflect the pride that entrepreneurs have in their companies. Both the exterior and the interior painting of your business premises should encourage and invite potential customers to come back. Making your customers happy and comfortable when they are at your business will make them refer others to you.

As should be evident, regular repainting of your business premises comes with numerous bottom-line benefits. It makes your customers happy and boosts employee morale, which translates to more productivity. To achieve such results, you have to consult with the experts so that your wall color scheme does not convey unintended messages. If you want to take advantage of the commercial painting benefits outlined above, consult C.E.T. Painting. Our firm is in its fifteenth year of successfully providing commercial painting services in Westchester County. You can reach us by sending a message through our website or by calling (914) 615-1415.

 

 

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Painting is a tough job whether you’re a DIY novice or an experienced exterior painting contractor. That’s why it never hurts to have some tips on hand. Even before beginning an exterior painting job, it’s always prudent to go over a few things, that way you know what to expect.

 

As one of the area’s leading painting contractors and exterior remodeling teams, C.E.T. Painting has years of experience helping residents and business owners revitalize their properties. Here we’ve collected a few tips to consider before beginning your next exterior painting project.

 

  1. Prep Your Exterior

 

Always prime and prep your exterior. This is because the paint won’t adhere to rough or dirty surfaces. So before starting any exterior painting project, always be sure to sand it down, remove any old existing paint and prime it to make certain it can stand the test of time. If there’s a lot of dirt or grime on your siding, consider a pressure washer.

  1. Repair Imperfections

 

After sanding the exterior, it might be necessary to perform a little repair work before beginning to paint. Any cracks or holes in the exterior should be filled and repaired to ensure an even coat and protect your home’s exterior.

  1. Consider the Weather

 

Not only will a painting project quickly come to a halt in rainy or extreme weather, but also it’s important to think about the climate of your area for the bigger picture. Do you live in a particularly humid or moist locale? Perhaps you see frequent snowstorms or inclement weather. Consider how such things will affect your exterior and buy good paint that can take whatever mother nature throws at it.

  1. Protect Your Landscape

 

This is a tip for both DIY painting teams and contractors: always protect nature while painting. Because thinners, primers, and house paint all have a variety of harmful chemicals in them, even the slightest spill can drastically affect your ecosystem. When painting, take the proper precautions and use drop cloths to cover landscaping features like trees, bushes, and shrubs.

  1. Paint from Top to Bottom

 

When painting the exterior of a home, one easy way to avoid drips and streaks is to work from top to bottom. By starting at the top, you can catch any unsightly dripping on your way down before it has a chance to dry. For consistent color, high quality and a smooth finish on your siding and trim, prep work is more than half the job!

Contact our licensed & reliable exterior painting contractors today!

 

To receive a free estimate or to get advice on choosing paint colors, call C.E.T. Painting today at (914) 615-1415 or contact us online. We also specialize in commercial and residential remodeling, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and more!

 

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After purchasing a new home, most homeowners are excited to move in. Now is the time to personalize the interior design of your new space to suit your taste. However, some homeowners may need to learn how to remove wallpaper before swapping out-of-date or unsightly wall-covering with new ones. Changing wallpaper can be an easy removal or an uphill task, depending on whether the previous homeowner used a good primer.

It doesn’t matter if you are an expert or an amateur when it comes to wallpaper removal; there are no shortcuts. Below we will share the step-by-step process followed by our interior home painting and wall-covering installation experts. If you do not follow the steps discussed in this article, you run the risk of damaging the wall while stripping wallpaper.

 

The following steps will strip your walls and leave them ready for new interior design ideas.

 

Step 1: Tape the Walls

Any wallpaper removal procedure requires the use of a lot of soap and water. As such, you’ll need to protect other room surfaces from overflowing water. To completely cover the molding and trim, use painter’s tape. Common knowledge also dictates that you protect your floor finishes by spreading covers or by laying drop cloths.

Step 2: Peel the Wallpaper

In some cases, old wallpaper pulls free of walls with little effort. If this is the case, you can start by pulling small sections by hand. A putty knife or some type of scraping tool may come in handy during this stage. Find the edges of the wallpaper and use the instrument to gently remove the top layer.

Step 3: Wet the Walls

Without a doubt, you will come to a point where you can’t remove the paper by hand or a scoring tool. If that is the case, you’ll have to spray the papers with warm to hot water to separate them from your walls. Spray bottles will help speed up the process. If these two don’t work, your next option would be steam removal. Always remember to spritz all your walls after covering your floors with drop cloths or plastic.

Step 4: Scraping

After you’ve let the water soak in for several minutes, scrape off the wallpaper using the same taping knife you used in step 2. You can scrape by using the up-and-down or left-to-right method, depending on which feels easiest. If you have trouble at this stage, spray the wallpaper several times and repeat the same procedure discussed in step 2.

Note: If you find more than one layer of wallpaper, deal with each one at a time. Always finish dealing with the first layer before proceeding to the next layer.

 

Step 5: Washing

Once you’ve gotten rid of all the paper on the wall, the next step is washing the wall to remove excess paste, primer or wallpaper adhesive. Go over the walls several times with a damp sponge. Make sure that you wash off all the primer so that you have as smooth of a surface as possible before repainting the bare wall or applying new wallpaper.

Step 6: Smooth the Walls

Your wall treatment can be derailed by the tiniest specks of primer or paste. You may need to apply gel stripper to all paste patches before scraping them from the wall to ensure that there is a smooth surface. A smooth surface will provide better adhesion for your new interior paint or wallpaper. You want to reduce the likelihood of premature flaking or cracking, especially when creating an accent wall.

Removing or replacing wallpaper is not hard, but it does require diligent attention to detail. When performing this DIY project, keep in mind that the aim is to achieve a flawless surface for easy repainting. We understand that most people have a tight schedule and working on this project might seem like a hassle that should be left to the home remodeling professionals. If this is the case, get in touch with the pros at C.E.T. Painting. We will be glad to assist you. For quotes and inquiries, fill out our contact form on our website or call us at (914) 615 1415.

 

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In the modern world, customers and clients can share their experiences with a business, product or brand in a few clicks. Reviews bridge the gap between viral forms of feedback and the traditional word of mouth. Consumers read reviews to influence their buying decisions. Any business that fails to appreciate reviews as part of the buying process will fall behind in the digital age.

These days, you’ll not only find reviews on e-commerce sites; they are all over the internet. Consumer decisions are often prompted by positive reviews on forums, blogs and social media platforms. Yelp and TripAdvisor are sites dedicated to customers leaving reviews. These sources allow clients to give their opinions on services and products without bias. Why are reviews so crucial? How can firms use them to their advantage? Below are things you need to know about reviews.

 

The Importance of Reviews: Why do they Matter?

  1. Honest Client Feedback

Reviews are essential to any business, regardless of whether they are positive or negative. People trust online reviews that help them with their evaluation of alternatives. Reading online reviews richly details experiences beyond “I like their services” or “this product is awesome”. They go a step further and this is especially crucial for local businesses that might be less well known. Businesses should use this low-cost research to prioritize focus, evaluate promotions, products’ pros and cons, and any needed modifications.

 

  1. Customer Reviews Determine Buying Decisions

An online survey conducted in 2017 showed that over 95% of customers referred to online reviews before making buying decisions. Reviews influence the purchasing decision especially when consumers do not have the benefit of a personal recommendation. Product reviews significantly impact business sales because customers look to avoid post purchase regret. Although they are strangers, clients like relating to different reviewers. If the reviews are accurate and reliable, they’ll lead to increased sales.

 

  1. Increase Visibility and Improve Search Engine Rankings

Customer reviews are crucial in search engine algorithms because they show that you are running a reliable and legitimate business. More positive client reviews improve your business’s site search engine ranking. When product feedback is shared on social media platforms, readers are inclined to visit your site. In turn, this increases your visibility as well as your brand awareness.

 

  1. Reviews Improve Customer Service

When it comes to customer satisfaction, every business strives to please its clients. Even negative reviews help businesses figure out what their clients want through the feedback loop. Through such information, firms can quickly and efficiently resolve customer service issues. When companies focus on their shortcomings, they create more positive experiences for their clients. This in turn makes clients come back for more products and services. Customer loyalty is established through reviews.

 

  1. Reviews Generate More Reviews

Reviews give loyal clients marketing power. Businesses that have online reviews encourage other consumers to leave honest feedback. Several reviews are enough for encouraging other consumers to submit their opinion about your products and services.

At C.E.T. Painting, we understand the power of online customer reviews, which is why we encourage our clients to leave honest reviews on our website. We are featured on Angie’s List, Yelp, Google Business Page, and HomeAdvisor. We list videos and client reviews as part of our business policy. We clearly state our Guaranty in our contract. Get in touch with us for quotes and inquiries about interior home painting and creating an accent wall through our website or by calling (914) 615-1415.

 

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Keeping employees motivated is no small task. Whether you’re a manager or business owner, having a great working relationship with your staff and keeping morale at a high is essential for productivity. However, there are also a few more subtle ways to increase efficiency in the office, like choosing the right paint colors.

Believe it or not, the color of your office space can drastically affect employee productivity. That’s why the commercial interior painting team from C.E.T. Painting has collected some insight for your painting project below.

 

4 Top Commercial Interior Painting Colors

 

  1. Green

A calming color that can also provide a sense of nature and rebirth, green is a great color choice for the work environment. For high-volume offices, green can be a particularly attractive color because it’s doesn’t stress out the eyes too much and enables employees to be more efficient.

  1. Yellow

Often known for being a color that inspires creativity, yellow can be a great choice for office places that thrive on the creative side of things, like marketing or design firms. Yellow can also be a good option for those who work from home, providing a more relaxed environment in your home office.

  1. Blue

For those looking to paint an entire office one color scheme in hopes of increasing productivity, blue is often a great option. There are a range of shades to suit your needs and the color blue provides a calming atmosphere.

  1. Red

It might not seem like it at first, but the color red can be ideal for boosting workplace energy levels. This is especially true for those working in offices where there’s a certain amount of physical labor involved. This bright color has been known to invoke passion and increase blood flow, making it perfect for getting coworkers involved in the workday.

Always Consider Saturation & Intensity

Another important factor to keep in mind when investing in commercial interior painting is the saturation and intensity of the color you choose. After all, you don’t want it to be blinding for employees or take their mind off their work. Don’t forget that brighter colors are more stimulating and softer ones are calming and increase focus.

Let C.E.T. Painting help revitalize your office!

Have you decided it’s time to give your office interior a makeover? If so, the commercial interior painting experts from C.E.T. Painting would love to hear from you. Since 2004, we’ve been outfitting businesses and residents in Westchester County with some of the leading commercial painting services available.

 

Call (914) 615-1415 for a free estimate or contact us online today!

 

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Sometimes, it’s easy to determine when your siding is in dire need of replacement; other times, not so much. Unless you’re a DIY home improvement expert or work in the exterior remodeling industry yourself, determining without a shadow of a doubt when it’s time to replace your siding is tough.

That’s why the siding installation team from C.E.T. Painting has come to the rescue with some helpful tips below.

Your Siding Has Faded

Does your siding look like it’s seen better days? If so, it could be time to replace it. One of the best ways to tell if you’re in need of new siding is when the color of your exterior has become faded and dull. Not only can faded siding be unsightly, but it can also decrease the efficiency of your home.

Missing Building Materials

If you’ve noticed some nails and other building materials have gone missing from your exterior, it likely means it’s time for a change. Such things are often indicators that perhaps there’s more damage to your siding than meets the eye.

Mold & Mildew

One of the most common culprits of siding damage, mold and mildew need to be dealt with ASAP before they have a chance to work their way inside your home and cause structural damage. If you notice mold and mildew growth on the exterior of your home, it’s time to invest in new siding installation services.

Rotting, Warping, & Cracking

When your siding has rotted, warped or cracked, it’s a clear sign it needs to be replaced. Dry rot can easily lead to leaks, mold growth, and other costly issues that can damage your household. In some cases, it may only be necessary to hire a siding installation team to repair a portion of your home. Either way, it pays to have a reliable team come out and inspect it before making any big decisions.

Selling Your Home

Quality siding conveys curb appeal and therefore increases your home value. If your existing siding has peeling paint, fungus mold, or other signs that your siding lacks proper care and maintenance, it may alarm prospective home buyers.  They may wonder if there are other hidden defects or whether your home is energy efficient. Whether your home is clad in wood siding or vinyl siding, removal of damaged and old siding protects your home, improves aesthetics and possibly lowers energy bills.

 

Call C.E.T. Painting for your home siding needs

Have you decided that your exterior could use a new look? Installing new siding can be a great way to revitalize your home, boost curb appeal, and protect your household for many years to come. To learn more about siding installation and our other commercial and residential services, call C.E.T. Painting today at (914) 615-1415. You can also visit us online for a free estimate!

 

 

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Although bathrooms are where we spend the least amount of time in our homes, they are places we relax and rejuvenate; where we recharge our batteries. Most of us forget our troubles and put all our worries behind us while singing our hearts taking a shower. In short, bathrooms are the havens in our homes.  When there is peeling paint on the bathroom walls, it can be jarring.  So, why don’t we further the comforting mood by renovating these awesome rooms?

Bathroom renovations may take a few months and thousands of dollars. However, you can save a lot of money and time by doing a simple makeover with a fresh coat of paint. If you enjoy playing with paint, bathrooms are the perfect place to do that. Paint stands up to steam and splashes better than wallpapers. The color you choose sets the tone for the finished space and the entire design. Our bathrooms temporarily act as a retreat, and they can inspire different moods.

What colors are best for your bathroom?  White will never go out of style when it comes to any bathroom. Off-whites warm up and give life to dark spaces, while cool whites give spaces a clean and crisp look. For trendy looks, complement white with dark accent colors, such as hunter green, black, or navy blue. Tone-on-tone rooms, even white bathrooms that play with flat, semi-gloss, or glossy finishes can be dramatic in their own subtle way.

Whenever you want to choose a bathroom paint color, always have the style and space of your room in mind. Does your bathroom have a traditional space with ornate features and moldings, or is your bathroom modern and sleek with a clean-line vanity and tub? Streamlined architectures of modern bathrooms pair well with bright and bold hues, crisp whites, and pretty pastels, as opposed to tones that are more muted.

Traditional spaces look fantastic painted in any color. Brighter colors make statements, while softer shades create calming environments. Think of how your moldings, walls and ceilings will play and blend with your color schemes. White trims are classic looks that let darker colors stand out. To give your powder room an enveloping feel, paint the trim and ceiling the same color as your wall.

Light colors reflect light. For this reason, painting them in windowless or small spaces is a great idea. You can also embrace the lack of square footage or darkness with rich, moody hues. Whether you are ready for quick updates or making significant changes to your space, the colors discussed below will breathe new life to your bathroom

  •   Pink

Pink creates feelings of warmth and a flattering glow in a bathroom. Pairing it with black or white keeps your bathroom looking modern instead of girly.

  •   Black

Nothing adds drama and contrast quite like black. Pairing it with white brings a realistic feel that is still bold and bright. To create a moody space, pair black with darker hues and you will be surprised by the results.

  •   Bright White

This classic shade creates clean and crisp looks, which reflects light. Painting a small bathroom with this color makes it feel a bit bigger. To maintain a cohesive look, choose a hue which matches your bath furnishings and tile.

  •   Mint Green

To evoke feelings of calmness and nature, or to set a tranquil and relaxed tone, paint your bathroom with a soft minty green color. This color also captures the look of Italian villas and at the same time, make spaces feel larger.

 

  •   Aqua Blue

Ocean hues create spa-like space. Pale blue-green works perfectly in traditional and modern spaces such as the French chateau.

  •   Cobalt Blue

There are very few colors which are as iconic as the white and blue combination. The classic duo looks eccentric in a bath, where crisp white and cobalt blue can brighten the space. You can add an extra drama by using high-gloss finishes.

  •   Light Grey

Grey has always been for spaces in the house, including the bathroom. This soft, sophisticated shade always looks great with white sinks and bathtubs. Light grey always highlights the natural beauty of tiles and bathrooms.

  •   Blue Grey

This color has more depth than powder blue or pale grey but still brings about a fresh and serene effect.

  •   Yellow

Sunny yellow adds a playful and cheerful vibe to all bathrooms, including traditional bathrooms. Combining it with a white trim gives an energetic and classic look. Painting your bathroom with a yellow color will always motivate you to wake up in the morning.

Bathrooms are an essential part of our lives. They are where we go to refresh ourselves as well as unwind after a long and stressful day. This being the case, refreshing and giving our bathrooms more elegant looks is crucial. For the best results, it is vital to work with qualified professionals who have the right tools, years of experience and can contribute an interior designer flair. At C.E.T Painting, our Westchester residential interior painting experts have all these qualities and much more. For quotes and inquiries, you can reach us by calling (914) 615-1415 or by sending us a message through our website.

 

 

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Best foot forward, curb appeal, first impressions: Statement front doors do the trick when it comes to your home’s appearance. Your entry door is among the most important focal points of your home. When guests come to your house, it’s the second thing they will notice after taking a glance at your front yard. In addition to serving as welcoming beacons to greet guests, front doors also make statements about the people who live in the house or your home’s personality. For this reason, they should never be undermined or an afterthought.

Your front doors also serve as landmarks; they always come in handy when giving directions (hello, folks with blue doors!) It is easy to make a statement with front doors because they give endless excellent options to the message you want to send. Front doors also give homeowners more freedom to be wilder with colors. They are perfect for expressing your inner craving of color. Most people choose different colors for their entry; they pick the ones that they would not choose for the interior paint.  If you use an interior designer, you may still be advised to coordinate or contrast certain wall colors  with your panel door – especially if those walls are visible from outside.

If you are doing some renovations to your home with the hope of improving your home’s value or adding curb appeal, I suggest that you start with your front door. Creating an inviting entrance by remodeling or by painting your front door is among the most budget-friendly and the most impactful changes you can make to your home. So, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to painting a statement front door? Let’s find out.

Why Paint Colors Matter: Colors to Avoid and Colors to Choose

Regardless of whether you want to create a grand entrance to your home or if you want to sell your home, you should know that choosing paint colors should be done thoughtfully.  If you are looking at a color wheel, you could begin with your favorite color.  Then choose opposing colors or neutral colors to round out the palette . Colors tend to inspire or evoke emotions when looked at. They can pique your interest or creativity, make you feel energized, happy, or relaxed. Your door color may also look inviting, elegant, or just plain weird. Many people either paint their front doors in contrasting, bold, or bright colors or they choose a color that complements or matches the color scheme of their house’s exterior.

All of these approaches are right. They reflect your personality or your style, and they also shape expectations of what guests think of your home’s interior. However, it is essential to take into account your home’s current color palette before making your decision. To make things easier, you can always make use of a swatch board and observe how different colors look with your front door during different times of the day.

The following are connotations given by various paint colors.

Colors to Choose for a Statement Front Door

When it comes to front-doors, making a statement doesn’t necessarily mean stepping out of your comfort zone and going for attractive or super-bold color suggestions. You can easily make a statement by choosing any of the following colors:

  •   Red

Red front doors will always trend as long as colors are concerned. Red has always been at the top when it comes to front-doors, and the hype isn’t going to end any time soon. When you paint your front door red, it gives a notion that you are a “go-getter.” Red also gives excitement, warmth, and vibrancy without being too wild.

  •   Black

Black doors indicate seriousness, tradition, formality, and glamour. They also provide a sense of security and protection. Black doors look great as a compliment to colorful or light colors.

  •   White

This plain and simple color gives a sense of sterility, simplicity, and cleanliness. When guests see that your front door is white, they will expect your home to be clean and organized.

  •   Blue

Statistics show that blue is among the most popular paint colors for front doors. The color blue indicates trust, calmness, and inner peace. Front doors that are bright blue receive the most guests.

  •   Yellow

Yellow is not only eye-catching, but it also indicates optimism, creativity, extraversion, cheerfulness, and logic. Guests coming through yellow doors expect sunny and cheerful rooms. However, you shouldn’t go overboard with this color for it might indicate irrationality and anxiety.

Colors That You Shouldn’t Choose for a Statement Front Door

  •   Brown

In the past years, brown was always the traditional front door color. Unless you have wood doors with beautiful grain highlighted by natural stain, brown doors currently indicate outdated, boring, and cheap front doors. Dark brown front doors look somber. While this color can work for your home’s exterior, it should not be used for the front door.

  •   Orange

Orange is among the cheapest colors. It is energizing and bright but not sophisticated. Orange front doors are rare because it’s hard to pull a good look with them. However, if you are looking for something different and unique, this might be the color for you.  If you dare, homes that can comfortably pull off orange front doors have dark grey accent colors or are expensive, luxury homes.

  •   Pale Green

Traditionally, green front doors indicated serenity, peace, prosperity, and wealth. Green is associated with nature and plants. Vivid green hues make a statement and add personality. However, overly pale or light green colors, like sage, can be boring and bland. Softer green hues rarely compliment other exterior paint colors. This hue is too light to compliment muted and light colors. At the same time, it is too intense to contrast vibrant or darker colors.

Making a statement with your front door is quite easy. However, it can be a challenge if you have no prior experience with colors or painting. If you are looking to paint your front door and send a positive message, get in touch with us for an impeccable paint job or perfect color selection advice by our color experts at C.E.T Painting. You can reach us through our website or by calling (914) 615-1415.