Door: Bold Avocado M360-6
A front door is one of the most important architectural features of a house. Think of it as more than a focal point or a place to add curb appeal. It also enhances the facade of a house and acts as a welcome sign, directing visitors where to enter. The front door helps transition people from the outdoor world to an indoor space.
With so many functions, it is no wonder we get lots of questions on colors for doors. The color for a front door depends on several factors. Just like houses, doors come in all shapes, styles and sizes. Keep in mind that a front door color should work with the home exterior’s body and trim color.
Some general rules of thumb:
A black door makes a bold and elegant statement.
Door: Limousine Leather MQ5-5
Light houses are enhanced by darker colored doors.
Door: Binary Star N450-6
Dark colored homes will benefit from bright colored doors. The contrast for both makes them easier to see.
Door: Rushing Stream P480-4
Hidden doorways, or those which might be shaded by a porch or a covered entry, can benefit from a brightly colored door.
Traditional looks come with classic navy, burgundy and forest green.
A yellow house looks approachable with a crisp white entrance.
Door: ULTRA PURE WHITE®
A green house gets a punch of color with a chili pepper red door.
Door: Red Pepper PPU2-2
A gray house looks welcoming with an eye-catching yellow door.
Door: Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18
Architectural style and regional location are a consideration for a door color as well. A modern farmhouse looks great with a glossy black or red door. Does your home have Craftsman styling? An earthy green or dark blue entrance will enhance the natural materials on the outside of your home. A coastal home with a fun yellow or turquoise door is a pleasant reminder of waterfront landscapes.