Why do you need to pay attention to choosing the right house numbers and letter? You've heard it many times before: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When it comes to your home, this first impression actually begins before you let your guests in.
A neat floor mat and a tasteful house number are your chance to showcase your attention to detail and set the right tone. However, don't forget that the latter also needs to be practical and easy to read: you don't want the mailman or---worse---emergency services to miss it, right?
Here's how to choose a house number & letter that are both functional and pleasantly decorative.
What Color Should House Numbers Be?
In order for them to stand out and be easily spotted from the road, you should choose house numbers and letters in a color that creates a light and dark contrast against their background.
If there's a specific accent color on the outside of your house (for example, a bright yellow fence), you could consider keeping it consistent and using it for your house number, too.
However, if your door or house has a busy texture like a red brick wall, it might be better to have your house number on a backplate.
How to Choose a House Number & Letter That Match a Décor Style?
Are you aiming for a specific feel or taking inspiration from a particular décor style? Here are some ideas to make sure that your house number complements your vision:
- Minimalist and modern: pick metal colors, either as individual numbers or on a plaque;