A little bit of brightness goes along way in the world of curb appeal. Here's how to impress your neighbors.

Charleston Door, Orange
Credit: Hector M Sanchez

When you think of updating your curb appeal with pops of color, you probably think you have to paint the front door. Not quite ready for a big commitment? Here are six easy ways to switch things up.

1. Colorful Planters
Tryout a brand new pair of planters in a color that contrasts with your home's exterior. The trick to getting the right shade? Pick the color that's opposite on the color wheel from the paint on your house, but make sure that the intensities match. I.e., a cobalt blue home demands school bus yellow planters, but a pastel blue house needs a lighter yellow. In a money pinch? Repaint your existing planters.

2. Bold Plantings
If you want easy pops of big color, commit to a one-color flower palette not counting greenery though. Make sure to select plants with multiple heights and various sized blossoms. Need some inspiration? Check out these container gardens.

3. Seasonal Wreaths
A festive and low maintenance way to bring a sharp pop of color to your door is with a great spring wreath. If your style is more modern, opt for a solid moss green wreath. If you're more traditional, try a wreath with a flower basket.

4. Bright Doormat
Time to ditch the coir mats for a happier and more colorful option.

5. Door Delivery
Editor's secret: a wall mounted mailbox is a an indispensable ingredient to a charming exterior. Even if you're mail comes to a curbside mailbox, we won't tell if you have a prop box by the door.

6. Stars and Stripes
An American flag is always a welcome addition to any entry. The colors are crisp classics that go with any scheme and can hang year round. Do make sure that you are hanging the flag correctly.