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Should a Sidelight Panel Be the Same Color as the Front Door?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 2, 2019

Hi Margo,

Black and white are a classic combo so going for a cream to soften the contrast will still look timeless. Because there is just one sidelight I would suggest to go black to tie in with the door. Otherwise, it might look a little off-balance if it were cream. If the storm door is a simple look with mostly a full panel of glass and trim, black ...

Hi Emily,

A colored front door is a great way to add in an impression to your home. It adds personality! Sadly, your images didn't come through so I will give you s...

Hi Shelby,

Creating a cohesive exterior is important to the curb appeal of your home! Ultimately the best option for a consistent exterior is just to remove the shutters. You could stop there or maybe try just adding trim around the windows to dress them up instead of the shutters because of t...

Hi Cay,

Adding a lighter neutral color to your door is a great way to brighten up the darker nature of the entry you have. So keeping in line with your HOA some col...

Hi Dena,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Updating your exterior is such a great way to up the curb value of your home. Without seeing your home as it is, it is hard to give specific advise to your situation but I can give some general advice to get you s...

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Updating Your Exterior

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 20, 2018

Hi Nichola,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help.

Updating trim is a great way to add in a fresh update to your exterior. If keeping brick in ...

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I would add white to contrast with the brown trim for some depth and give a fre...

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