Front Door Colors

How To Choose a Front Door Color

Along with the curb appeal of the front of your home, your front door makes a statement to all who see it or enter through it. Your front door should be the focal point of your home as well as having a welcoming appeal.

This is extremely important if you are staging your home to put on the market for sale, you want potential buyers to feel comfortable and like they are "coming home". It's also important for you as the homeowner, making not only you but any guests you might receive feel that safe and comfortable feeling.

How do you achieve the desired effect? You do it through choosing just the right color. As you make your color choices, keep in mind that although it's your front door, it is part of the surrounding neighborhood. You want your door to be a focal point, but not stick out like a sore thumb.

Take into consideration the style of your house. Traditional homes are often seen with rich, deep sophisticated colors such as dark blues, greens, reds or black. If your home is more contemporary you might consider bolder colored doors or if your home is more of a cottage, bright colors from nature are usually a great choice.


Creating your door as the "focal point":

  • Beautiful Front Doors - Speedy Door PaintingYour door should compliment the other colors on the outside of your house. They don't have to be exact matches, that can be boring.
  • If you have a dark house exterior, a light colored front door is a great contrast.
  • Brick homes look good with black doors.
  • Red is one of the most popular door colors and traditionally means welcome.
  • Other favorite colors are white, blue, green or brown.
  • Least favorite colors are pink, yellow and orange.

If you are having a difficult time choosing that perfect color, look through magazines or online for color combinations that you like, or go for a drive to find what you are looking for.

Once you have made the choice and you're ready to create your home's outside focal point, give me a call.

I will bring my state-of-the-art door painting shop right to your site and complete your project on time, on budget and with the highest quality. I keep all of the dust and debris contained in my shop and you get a beautiful new door.

**originally published 4/5/11

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