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Which color would you paint our front door? Help!

I just can't decide what the perfect front door color would be for our cottage! It needs a paint job. Do I keep it white? Other colors I'm thinking off are a barn red, light brown, or even a light green. What would work best with our light blue house color? Help!
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Blue Cottage porch
Blue Cottage porch
  • Deezie
    Deezie Stratford, CT
    on Mar 23, 2015

    very pretty house, I think all the colors you are thinking about would look great. I would go with the light green but that is just me. Maybe do a sample on paper and tape it to the door of each color you are thinking about, good luck

  • Sue@CountryDesignHome
    Sue@CountryDesignHome Wakefield, MA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Hi Dagmar! If this were my sweet blue cottage, I think I would do a couple of things. Add some black shutters to the windows, all except that little top one. For that I would add a window box to fill up some of that negative space above that big upper window. I would either stain the railings dark or paint them out white. Right now they just blend into the light blue color of the house. Then I would paint the front door (and maybe the window box) a bright coral or persimmon color for spring! (if it every comes...)

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @Sue@CountryDesignHomeThanks, Sue! I love the window box idea for the top window! I love the mix of blue and orange, but I don't think I'm quite bold enough for a persimmon front door. The porch will definitely be painted white - once I find the time :)

  • Richard Perry
    Richard Perry Fairhope, AL
    on Mar 23, 2015

    what about a yellow door?????

  • Mary-Jo Jensen-Schramm
    Mary-Jo Jensen-Schramm Stephens City, VA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I'm with Richard...a welcoming bright yellow!

  • Cornelia Schott
    Cornelia Schott Cranberry Twp, PA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Yes, a yellow door would look great. There are so many different shades of yellow. I might spruce up the railings and deck with a coat of white paint. Your cottage is adorable.

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @Cornelia Schott I'm not a fan of yellow. But the porch will definitely be painted white - once I find the time :)

  • Kathy
    Kathy Bryant Pond, ME
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I would paint the door blue as a contrast to the house.

  • Irishkay
    Irishkay New Hope, AL
    on Mar 23, 2015

    YOu have the house I want!!!!! Its me! Anyway, I would keep it white and fix a really nice wreath for the door. The wreath would pop out!

  • Barb Schmidt
    Barb Schmidt Racine, WI
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Warm it up with a yellow or dark brown. Cute house!!

  • Judy Kelley
    Judy Kelley Pleasant Grove, AL
    on Mar 23, 2015

    a shade of Red and black or dark blue shutters

  • Jodibett
    Jodibett Ardmore, PA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I'm thinking a pretty royal blue. It would give a pop of color and look great with the light blue of the house.

  • DONNA
    DONNA Leominster, MA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I'd paint it royal blue like Jodi said!!

  • Melissa Leach
    Melissa Leach Statesville, NC
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Cute place, yellow or red door with black shutters.

  • Ray Phillips
    Ray Phillips Carrollton, GA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Barn red would look great with the blue siding.

  • RESAW
    RESAW Higden, AR
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I saw this on FB

    Something like this would be pretty on your

    Something like this would be pretty on your

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @RESAW thanks! I'm thinking of going a few shades darker than the house color, similar to that.

  • Teresa west
    Teresa west Springfield, TN
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Definitely yellow!!!

  • Thielkes
    Thielkes Folsom, CA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Barn red, and paint the porch rails bright white, then add the $20 white plastic (they sure don't look plastic) from Home Depot or lowes. I used them and you just hose em off when they get dirty! Have fun 😊

  • Beatrice Tangeman
    Beatrice Tangeman Leander, TX
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Sea foam green to tie it all in together with your cute little sign and pots !

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Mar 23, 2015

    @Dagmar's Home You have an adorable cottage. For the door I'd go with something in a coral or orange color. I agree with shutters that everyone else seems to be suggesting, those I would do in white along with the porch railing. I think color choice is a personal thing & if YOU like it, it can't be wrong but a good rule of thumb if you aren't sure what you want or would compliment another color is to check a color wheel. The colors on either side of, or opposite from your main color choice are always complimentary to it. http://noblack.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/colour_wheel.jpg

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @Katrina Warren thank you for the color wheel! I love orange and blue, just not sure of it for a front door...

  • Kathryn Peltier
    Kathryn Peltier Adrian, MI
    on Mar 23, 2015

    What is your color scheme inside? It is nice when the front door introduces the visitor to the inside of the home. Just about any color will work with this shade of blue. If you have primary colors inside, the use a primary color. If you have more pastel tones inside, then go with one of those (although you will want to intensify it for the exterior). When the door is open also, if you use a screen door in the summer, you want that color to work with the interior colors and finishes. The only exception to this would be a neutral (white, black, gray, etc.), but I think your cottage needs a fun color! Whatever color you do decide upon, paint the ENTIRE door that color - do not leave that little trim piece around the lite (the fan window) white. People do this ALL the time and it makes the door look fussy and piecemeal. P.S. Shutters don't look correct on a double window, so I would recommend staying away from them. If you want to add more color, paint your trim another accent color (a darker version of the siding color perhaps) which will make your windows stand out. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/255790453808932614/

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada
      on Jul 9, 2015

      What did you choose? I like a red door and navy shutters, leaving the rest of the trim white.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne Sneads Ferry, NC
    on Mar 23, 2015

    What curb appeal- your house is wonderful. I vote for YELLOW - not school bus yellow but not washed out either. I've painted the front door of every home Ilived in yellow. To me it's a no brainer. I did see a yellow house with a black front door with a wreath - it caught my eye.

  • Beatrice Tangeman
    Beatrice Tangeman Leander, TX
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Play up those square patterns the door with numbers or stencil a pattern

  • Tony Flaherty
    Tony Flaherty
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I think a pale milky green would be lovely. Fab house by the way. 👍

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @Tony Flaherty Thanks, Tony! I'm tempted to do green or keep it white.

  • DH
    DH
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Your porch looks very similar to mine, which was once pale blue with a red door. I thought the red door was super cute with the blue body. Black accents work well with that scheme, too. The white trim is cute, but off-white would soften up the whole look.

    • Dagmar's Home
      Dagmar's Home Katonah, NY
      on Mar 23, 2015

      @DH Adorable house, Donna! Thanks for the picture so I can picture the red, appreciate it!

  • Gepopham
    Gepopham Machiasport, ME
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I say yellow.

  • Dawn Shea
    Dawn Shea Leominster, MA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    the color of the arrow in the sign ,,,

  • Anne T
    Anne T Atlanta, GA
    on Mar 23, 2015

    Why not try the pantone color of the year "Marsala" ! The richness of this color plays off very well with the color of your home. I will be making over my front door this spring using last years' color ( radiant orchid).It's the most economical way to update the entire house and punch up your curb appeal. I also like blending the color into the landscape in terms of pots, flowers etc. Have fun with it, you can always change....

  • TERRY HAYES
    TERRY HAYES Albany, OR
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I love the white door with white shutters added. White is so crisp and clean looking.

  • Lo
    Lo Westlake, OH
    on Mar 23, 2015

    soft shade of yellow

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Edmond, OK
    on Mar 23, 2015

    NAVY BLUE!!! or shade or that....

  • Patio200
    Patio200 Toms River, NJ
    on Mar 23, 2015

    barn red with white shutters or black door with white shutters

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