Just as accessories make an outfit, a pop of color on a stylish new entry door can bring fresh beauty to your home’s curb appeal. Choose a door style that complements your home’s architecture, and a hue that accents the color of your siding.
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What Are the Basic Color Schemes For Doors?
Your front door creates an inviting entrance to your home. It welcomes guests from the moment they pull up to your home. Its color creates a warmth that offers family and friends a place to gather—in your home.
In general, you can think of your home’s color scheme as being one of these three:
- Warm—Shades of red, orange, yellow, brown, brick and tan
- Cool—Blues, greens, yellows and violet
- Neutral—Between warm and cool including white, grey, taupe, black, gold and silver.
What Entry Door Color is Right for Your Home?
To help you get started in choosing your home’s entry door color, ask yourself these questions:
- What does my home’s surrounding landscape look like?
- Do I prefer that my home blends in or stands out a bit?
- How do I want people to feel when they walk up to my front door?
- Which direction does my front door face? The light it receives throughout the day will impact whether the door color will appear as a warmer or cooler hue.
Tie Together Interior and Exterior
- What is your home’s interior color scheme? Why not carry that to your front door and tie it all together?
- Get a cohesive look by finding the perfect balance of color without being too matchy-matchy.
- Style your home’s exterior to prepare guests for the interior and complement its look. It will instantly feel more welcoming to newcomers, and it will benefit you when it comes time to sell your home.
- What type of regional influence should I consider based on the my area?
- Does my home sit in a large group of trees?
- Blend-in approach: natural greens and earth tones
- Complementary approach: reds, including classic brick reds
- Do I prefer a seaside feel to my property?
- Blend-in approach: muted sea greens, light blues, or sandy colors
- Complementary approach: bright cheery colors, pastels like lemon and lavender
- What are the things your family loves?
- Most importantly, express who you are with your front door color. After all, you’ll hang holiday wreaths, take family photos, and greet people you love at your front door. So you should love the color!
The Impact of Different Entry Door Colors
Imagine how these colors on your new entry door can influence your home’s looks.
- Turquoise—This popular color gives your home’s entrance a fresh, bright feel to it.
- Apple Green—Get a modern vibe with a revitalizing bright green apple color adorning your entry door. Its contemporary flair creates the perfect admission to a modern home with clean lines.
- Bright Green—Don’t shy away from a commanding paint color when it comes to your front door. This rich color is sophisticated and grand.
- Red—Make a dramatic statement with a bright red entry door.
- Dark Blue Shiplap—Get a modern feel to your home with a gorgeous blue door.
- Black—Choose a classic, elegant entrance for your transitional style home.
- Almost Black—This chic color creates a traditional, strong statement. It looks fabulous with high gloss covering it to show it off.
- Sage—Sage green is one of the most popular internal decorating colors. Its soothing hue also creates an embracing entrance to your home when used on your front door.
- Cobalt Blue—This bold color works for a variety of home décor styles.
- Bright Yellow—A burst of sunshine will welcome your guests with a cheerful bright yellow door to add a surge of color to your curb appeal. Add some simple rocking chairs (painted the same hue) on the porch to tie in the vibrant yellow.
- Pale Yellow—Give your home just enough pop to make it feel friendly and inviting with this soothing color.
- Greige—This neutral shade is the perfect blend of grey and beige. It works well with both warm and cool colors, giving you a variety of options for your home exterior’s appearance.
- Aquaverde—You can enjoy beach and ocean colors without living on the beach. This soothing Sherwin Williams hue will give your home a summery feel throughout the year.
- Olive Green—This dashing color looks fabulous on a pure white home, giving it a welcoming appeal.
- White—When you desire simplicity in your home’s appearance, achieve a minimalistic look with an unassuming white door. It goes with a wide variety of colors and will give your home a clean, contemporary entrance.
- Purple—This bold color may sound unusual, but a deep shade of purple can create a luxurious ambiance to your home’s entry.
What Color Best Matches My Home’s Architectural Style?
When choosing an entry door color, take a good look at your home’s design for inspiration.
Identify the Style
- Coastal: Get a beachy vibe with nautical or Mediterranean hues.
- Colonial: These were some of the first homes built in America. They are symmetrical and usually follow a warm color scheme for an elegant traditional look.
- Modern: These sleek, clean-lined homes with neutral color schemes and minimalist design styles may be best highlighted by a bold door color.
- Victorian: These ornate homes with elaborate exteriors, intricate wood trims, and decorative molding look fabulous in bright colors to highlight their eccentric but sophisticated design elements.
- Cape Cod: These cozy, cottage-style homes focus on simple and symmetrical architecture. Color and design elements are whimsical, chic and a bit rustic.
Get a Premium Quality Entry Door Installed by Kelly Window and Door
Refresh the appearance of your home by selecting the perfect new entry door with Kelly Window and Door. Increase your exterior’s style and overall vibe by upgrading its focal point—your front door. While you boost your curb appeal, you’ll also increase your home’s security. Get inspired to do something creative with your entry door by taking a look at our picture gallery of doors.