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Your front door says a lot about you. It is the bastion by which all of your guests enter your home, the spot delivery men look for to drop off your packages and pizza. So why not make it have as much personality as you?

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I love a door that stands out. There's something about it that beckons, that invites, that whispers (or screams), "Enter me, come inside, see what I behold." A bold pop of color does just the trick.

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I love how this door is coordinated with the colors of the flowers in the window box. It keeps your eye moving and adds a theme to the exterior of the home. The combo of the purple door with the salmon colored wall works really well because the colors are split-complementary. You can learn more about color combos here.

You can test out potential door colors on your home with the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap tool. Just take a picture, upload it, and go! I changed this yellow door to Honorable Blue in less than 5 minutes.

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Here are some tips for picking a paint color.

The design of the door itself is another great way to change things up. Check out the details on this red beauty:

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There are hundreds of options when it comes to picking a door - arched versus square top, paneled versus flat, solid versus partial-light versus full-light, wood versus fiberglass. The possibilities and combinations are practically endless.

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You can personalize your door in lots of ways, though - not just the door itself. A great way to add a touch of difference is the hardware: an ornate hinge, a decorative handle, or even a doorknocker. 

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Door knockers are a classic way to add character. They've been around since the Golden Age of Athens, but were later re-popularized in 19th century England. Check out these great selections of door knockers from local Portland vendors Chown and Rejuvenation.

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You can even put a fun mail slot on your door like this one:

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There's also wreaths, numbers, doormats, and signage!

With so many possibilities, why settle for anything less than a door that's uniquely you?

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