3 Ways to Create a Picture-Perfect Porch

There’s nothing more welcoming than a front porch. Whether you’re seated outside with a morning cup of coffee or taking a “porchtrait” with your family, this outdoor haven gets a lot of attention. Give your porch a colorful update with these three ideas.  

Front door painted in Clary Sage with a boxwood wreath and boots to the right.
Photo Courtesy of @likehoneyblog 
Featured Color: Clary Sage SW 6178 

Refresh Your Door 

Creating a warm and welcoming look starts with giving your front door a fresh coat of paint or stain. Whether you go bold with color or keep it neutral, this simple DIY takes less than a day to complete and gives your porch an instant facelift. 

Front porch area with rattan seating and a fiddle leaf fig. Porch ceiling is painted in Urbane Bronze, a dark, earthy shade of gray-green.
Photo Courtesty of @katepearcevintage 
Featured Colors: Urbane Bronze SW 7048 & Tricorn Black SW 6258 

Accent the Ceiling 

Adding a pop of color to your porch’s ceiling is an easy way to add a little bit of personality. Pull color inspiration from your shutters to create a seamless look or stick with light and airy hues to create a space that feels open and inviting. 

Deck space with a cozy couch and a dog lounging in the comfort.
Photo Courtesy of @madelineharperphoto & @theidentitecollective 
Featured Color: White Flour SW 7102 


Ready to add the final touches? It’s all in the details. Creating a lived-in look is the secret to DIYing a picture-perfect front porch. Whether it’s rattan seating or a potted fiddle leaf tree, accessorizing allows you to create a space you’ll enjoy using day after day. 

Feeling inspired to freshen up your front porch? Let’s make your inspiration a reality. Book a FREE Virtual Color Consultation with one of our color experts to bring your color to life. And be sure to share your front porches and porchtraits with us by tagging your social media posts with #SWColorLove for a chance to be featured in our gallery.

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