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I’m an interior design expert – the color of your front door can boost your home’s value by $6,449, here’s what to pick

I’m an interior design expert – the color of your front door can boost your home’s value by $6,449, here’s what to pick

PAINTING your front door acts like a facelift for your home – and if you’re planning to sell, it can majorly increase your home’s value.

Certain colors can improve the value of your home, while outdated ones risk decreasing the sale price. You might be surprised by the recent trends that have fallen out of fashion.

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Painting your front door can have a huge impact on your home’s valueCredit: Getty

A new study conducted by Zillow asked survey participants to evaluate homes based on their front door colors, and clear winners stood out from the pack.

The survey found the front door color that could most increase your home’s value is black.

Buyers “would be willing to pay, on average, $6,449 more for a home with this high-contrast front door,” the survey reported.

A slate-blue door can also increase your home’s value, and it’s incredibly popular – though it won’t impact the price by such a substantial margin.

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The chalky, blue-grey color was the favorite front-door paint hue – the one that made participants say they would be most likely to purchase the home.

But on average, these buyers would only be willing to offer $1,537 more.

Another popular choice, olive green, increased offers by an average of $969.

Muted tones are the top choice for front doors, but there are some recently-trendy colors that have fallen out of style and could actually decrease the value of your home.

Dusty rose, or “millennial pink,” was one such choice that anyone selling their home should avoid.

According to respondents, a pale pink front door made homes look “kind of shabby.”

The result? Buyers are willing to pay, on average, $6,516 less than expected for homes with a front door in that shade.

Cement grey was the least-popular front door option, so that’s another color to avoid if you want to sell your house quickly.

Amanda Pendleton, Zillow’s home trends expert, explained why the research is vital for buyers and sellers.

“A front door is often the first thing that captures a buyer’s eye, and first impressions matter when buyers need to make swift decisions in today’s fast-moving market,” Pendleton said.

“When going through a stressful process that brings half of all buyers to tears, visual cues like color can have an outsize impact on decision making.”

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Painting the front door is also one of the most common projects homeowners take on when they’re preparing to sell.

If you fall in that category, make a trip to the hardware store for black, blue, or olive paint right away.

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