Your home exterior’s overall look is dramatically impacted by the condition, color, and style of your front entry door. When it’s time for a new color, it’s worth it to carefully consider the option that will best enhance your home’s exterior design, and personalize your home with the choices you make regarding your front door.
At Kelly Window and Door, we understand how important your entry door is to your home’s appearance and your family’s safety. We recognize how making a decision on the style, color, and door material can feel overwhelming. That’s why we simplify the door buying process by educating you on the benefits of different material options, decorative glass possibilities, and hardware selections from which to choose. We take great care in entry door installation, and verify you will get the best performance on your new door for years to come.
Your front door’s color directly impacts your home’s curb appeal, and sets the tone for your home. When choosing your front door color, consider these two primary elements:
- Your entry door’s style
- Your home’s architecture
Tips on choosing colors for solid doors
- Solid doors look fabulous when painted dark colors
- Solid doors also look great in neutral colors
Tips on choosing colors for doors with large glass panels
- Glass paneled doors look best in bright, bold colors
- Glass paneled doors also look great in neutral colors
The color of your door can change the look of your home whether you choose a complementary color or a contrasting color. There are so many options when it comes to your door color, it can sometimes get overwhelming. The good news is that with a little help from the color wheel, you can obtain the very best look for your home. Get the perfect color combination by choosing complementary colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel. It will keep your colors from clashing to use this tried and true approach to color selection. See your home (before making your final decision on color) with a new look using ProVia’s visualizer tool!
Prefinished doors are available in a variety of colors, and can save you time and money. If you prefer to stain and finish your front door yourself, choosing an oil based primer and oil based paint will give you the best durability. Here are some tips on choosing a color for your front door:
For a Monochromatic Look—Choose a White Front Door
If your home has white siding or brick siding, a white door can offer a warm look to your home exterior. White entry doors also work well if your home exterior is primarily gray or blue. The contrast between white and blue or grey looks super sharp! Add design elements on your porch to add interest to the entryway.
For a Modern Look—Choose a Black Entry Door
Black works best with white or beige color siding. It also works well with brick homes. Bold, modern design is expressed perfectly in a black entry door. It adds the perfect contrast to a farmhouse look in primarily white.
To Make Your Door Pop—Select a Grey Entry Door
Cool grey hues are trending in everything from flooring to walls and doors. They work well with white siding or warm toned siding, and give your home a crisp, beautiful, sophisticated look.
Add Personality to Your Home—Choose a Red Front Door
A red front door gives your home a distinct focal point, and creates a lively entryway. Warmer shades of red, such as cranberry, can add a welcoming, rustic look to your home.
For a Balanced Look—Choose a Green Entry Door
Create an inviting, warm exterior with a green door. There are a variety of shades of green including forest green, mint green, and more of a vivacious green from which to choose.
For Bold and Beautiful Appeal—Select a Yellow Front Door
This color doesn’t work for every home, so consider this easy tip: choose a color for your front door that incorporates your current siding color, yet has more intensity in its shade. Complement your siding’s color by using a hue in the same color family to add a pop of color to your home that’s just right!
For a Natural Look—Choose a Natural Wood Stain or Dark Brown
Enrich the warmth of your home exterior with a genuine wood door, or wood looking door. When homes are sided with brown or beige, a wood front door can be the perfect neutral to bring warmth to the overall look. Craftsman homes and historic homes look amazing with a wood front entry door.
Upgrade Your Current Door With a Fresh Paint Color
You’ll be amazed at how a fresh coat of color can boost your home’s curb appeal, and add a welcoming touch to your entryway. Express your style, and complement your home’s architecture by simply giving your front door a facelift with color. Your door color sets the overall feel of your home—inside and out.
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The Best Solution for a Faulty Front Door
If your front door is failing, simply schedule a free consultation with our friendly staff at either your home or our showroom. Next, we’ll help guide you to the best selection of custom-made doors. Then you can rest easy as our team of experts installs your door with care and efficiency. You’re sure to love the difference a new door makes for many years. Don’t take our word for it! Take a look at our gallery and what others have to say about our products and services.