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Planning an Exterior Painting Project? Have Fun with Your Door Color! !

Planning an Exterior Painting Project? Have Fun with Your Door Color!

As you can see in the photos above, we recently enjoyed transforming another local home here in the Bay Area. From a drab, forgettable color to a stylish gray, the curb appeal has been drastically improved.

Another unique element of this repaint is the door color that was chosen.

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Going along with the trendy gray exterior, we added a bright, eye-catching orange for the door. It’s warm, inviting, and modern too. In fact, we shared it on Houzz and received a lot of interest, feedback, and encouragement, as well as some fun ideas about how else orange could be incorporated as an exterior accent color.

So, how about your own home? Would a more unique color work for your door?

Are You Staying or Moving?

If you’re painting purely for the sake of marketability, creating extra “wow factor” and value before your home goes up for sale, a more daring door color is either a hit or a miss. Your prospective buyer might absolutely love it, but typically a more traditional route is advised.

What Colors Are Used in Your Neighborhood?

There’s nothing wrong with blazing your own trail with a more vibrant option, but the tone of the neighborhood can certainly direct you toward the best decision for your home.

What’s Your Home’s Style?

The traditional architectural lines of a stately, older home often ask for more subdued colors, while modern homes are more receptive to walking on the wilder side. Take your property’s architectural style and age into consideration, and pick something that supports the design rather than conflicts with it.

Find a Door Color That Complements Your Home’s Exterior Paint

Remember, complementary colors are those that sit on opposite sides of a color wheel. Red and green, purple and yellow, blue and orange... Even though they’re very different, these colors do, well, complement each other. This is a simple way to get door color inspiration, and set you down the right path where you can then branch off to all manner of shades, tones, and other variations.

Put Together a Color Plan with Your Bay Area Painting Company

Your MB Jessee Painting team is here to help! Contact us today to begin discussing your specific home, taste, vision, and goals.


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— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

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— Kathleen A
San Francisco

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— Erin Troy

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

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