Fall Color

A fresh new hue — or two — for your entryway is an easy way to update your home’s look for autumn


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If eyes are the windows to the soul, a front door is a “window” to a home’s “soul.” “This red-orange Red Prairie (SW-2916) door is an extension of the home and its interior atmosphere, the people inside it,” explains Bloomfield Hills-based Dawn Cenowa, color program manager for Sherwin-Williams. “Red is exciting and energy-filled,” she notes, “and a good, strong tone for fall.” She likes to consider accenting a door with a rich, complementary trim shade, like Turkish Coffee (SW-6076), shown here. As the season turns, it’s a good time to freshen up your entryway with a new color, autumnal accents, and more, especially in preparation for family gatherings during the upcoming holidays. “Reds are popular for front doors, but with this orange undertone, you get a unique richness in a fun way,” Cenowa says. Another color you can’t go wrong with when using a grouping of colors? Pure White (SW-7005), shown on this home’s white areas.

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