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Should You Paint Your Porch?

The front porch is the one space in your home that creates the most first impressions. A freshly painted porch will not only enhance your home’s curb appeal but also creates a more inviting and welcoming entrance that sets the tone for the rest of the home.

When choosing colors to paint your porch, you can take inspiration from the world around you, like the views of your outdoor space, exterior paint colors, or personal preferences that reflect the mood you want to create. You can also let the color of your front door be your guide and select a complementary color for your porch. For example, if your front door is painted black, painting your porch in a shade of white or off-white will create an elegant picture-perfect space for reminiscing with family and friends. Here are a few more ideas to help you select the best paint colors for your front porch.

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Soft Green

The tranquil soft green shades like Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year, Back to Nature are reminiscent of the forest. The inspiring hue with subtle hints of yellow creates a warm and welcoming porch vibe, making it an excellent choice for homes in rural or wooded settings with views of tall trees.  Your front porch will look charming with coordinated white window and door trims, and a purple or powder blue front door.

Blue Sky

Like Benjamin Moore’s Jet Stream Blue, the soft cool shade of blue brings the natural hues of a clear blue sky to your porch, creating a calm and relaxing vibe. It pairs beautifully with white-painted furniture to create an elegant space for sitting on the porch in the morning sipping a fresh cup of coffee while enjoying your gorgeous outdoor views.  Or give your porch a more casual atmosphere with brown furnishings.

Classic White

White is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. It is a charming porch color choice with vintage or old colonial-style homes and pairs with any décor or furnishings. White also reflects heat, making the porch a cool space for homes in warm climates. Behr’s Swiss Coffee paint color is a brilliant off-white hue ideal for any front porch design and blends with your existing exterior color.

Graying Greens

Graying greens bring the surrounding lush greenery into your front porch. The soft hue of Farrow & Ball’s Lichen with a hint of gray is an excellent color choice for creating a peaceful atmosphere. Finish the look with fuchsia, purple, and green flowering plants in terra cotta pots or red and yellow furnishings to make your front porch pop with color.

Bold Red

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If you want to create a dramatic entry space to your home, you can’t go wrong painting your front porch in a bold shade of red, like Benjamin Moore’s Heritage Red. The bright and bold color is ideal for relaxing on the porch on those lazy summer days. It’s a great porch color choice for any home style. Your red porch will look brilliant with a vivid navy-blue front door for contrast.

Get expert help and advice from local painting professionals for your next home painting project. Contact Freedom Painting to schedule a free color consultation!

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