The ultimate first impression

The ultimate first impression

Together with colour-first home decor brand 'Lick', we have put together some top tips and revealed the best colours to paint your front door to help bag that all important sale.

 The ultimate first impression

When selling your home, your front door sets the ultimate first impression. The colour-first home decor brand Lick has shared insight about which colour you should choose for your front door and how you can utilise colour psychology to give the impression that you want to set. Transforming your front door with a lick of paint is a quick way to add value to your home and attract potential buyers.

Together with Lick we have put together some top tips and revealed the best colours to paint your front door to help bag that all important sale.

Tash Bradley, Lick’s Director of Interior Design and Colour Psychologist, says: “The exterior of a house plays a huge part on how you feel and interact within your space. If you’re selling your home, you want the first glimpse to fill your potential buyers with joy. Think about how a buyer would feel when they see your front door, what emotion does it spark? Colours are a powerful way of delivering emotion and selecting the right colour can really make an impact, and tell a story about what’s to come inside.”

Tash’s top six tips for choosing the right colour for your home’s exterior:

  1. Your front door colour gives an indication into the personality who lives inside. You want your front door to welcome you home and to greet you with a smile. Currently, pale pink and lilac tones are very on trend channelling a fun, youthful vibe, full of energy
  2. Be wary of grey tones for your front door as the colour can lack personality and make the property feel a little aloof
  3. Choose a colour that compliments the other tones and materials of your home exterior. Take into consideration the brick colour, windows and shutters, letter box and also the style of your front door. Lick offers a convenient colour consultation service with one of their experts that can help you achieve your desired look
  4. When painting your exterior garden walls and front door, consider them as an extension of the rooms you are in.  Does the colour palette in your garden work with the one in your kitchen? You are ideally looking to create a consistent flow within the space
  5. For structural features, look at your surroundings. I love to take inspiration from nature so for example, soft blue to reflect the tones of the sky (Blue 01/04) or greens to blend softly with the surrounding garden or field (Green 09/02)
  6. Look at your plants for inspiration! Lick’s Pink 04, Red 03 and Yellow 02 can all bring new life to your outdoor space

Polly Ogden Duffy, Managing Director at John D Wood & Co. says:

‘’First impressions count. In fact, most buyers will make a decision in the first few seconds of seeing your home about whether they want to see inside. That’s why an inviting entrance is key to maximising the sale price of your property. It also helps to secure viewings of your home, ultimately giving you the strongest chance to secure the best price for your property.”

“A fresh coat of paint, teamed with existing door fittings gives the impression of a well-cared for home and is quick and easy to do. Buyers are making a lifestyle choice when they make their property purchase so the less they have to change the more appealing for most! If you want to go all out, add a year round wreath.’’

Door Personalities

What does your front door say about you? Tash Bradley, Lick’s Director of Interior Design and Colour Psychologist reveals all: 









Easy going Family vibe






Colour of sunshine

Happy, warm

Friendly, welcoming

Perfect host








Strong sense of style


Feeling of safety


Wholesome home

Stand out

Commands attention