What color should I paint the door?

The house is ALL green...my husband and I want to paint the door but can't figure out what color goes with the rest of the house. Suggestions?
q what color should me paint the door, doors, paint colors, Want to paint it before we move in Help
Want to paint it before we move in...Help!
  48 answers
  • Kristine Kristine on Sep 08, 2015
    Because the front door is shadowed, it's hard to see. I think it needs a "pop" color. Like a sunny tuscan yellow. Something that draws the eye so you can more easily see the entrance. If it were my home, I'd also paint the garage and either the lower half or the upper half of the house a different color too (follow the horizontal divider line in the brick's footprint). Sage green is pretty, but there's too much of it. Try breaking it up a bit and have fun! :)
  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Sep 08, 2015
    @Peggy I like Kristine's ideal of painting the lower portion of the brick another color, I think I would go with a Dark terra cotta to match the roof tile for both the door & lower brick. Or if you really want a pop of color an eggplant purple for the door. :)
  • Debbie Debbie on Sep 08, 2015
    I think I would paint the door in terra cotta tones that would go with the roof.
  • Cheri Cheri on Sep 08, 2015
    Because the walkway leading up to the door is that lightish terracotta color, I would match it so that there is a welcoming feeling. Otherwise, I would paint the entire entryway an Egg Shell White and perhaps add some terracotta (round and tall) planters on either side of the doorway with some nice local green grasses tat grow tall and have a golden yellowish tip.
  • Melissa Melissa on Sep 09, 2015
    To break up the monochrome seafoam green, I think a very light grey would look nice. It would bring some light to the entrance way.
  • KdMommy KdMommy on Sep 09, 2015
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 09, 2015
    If you any swatch of the existing color of the house I would take it to the paint store to see what will blend best instead of second guessing the color.
  • Jackie Gulick-Dunn Jackie Gulick-Dunn on Sep 09, 2015
    I like the idea of terra-cotta and painting the lower bricks the same color. Actually the door could be a tad bit darker shade shade of the same color.
  • Matawanakee Matawanakee on Sep 09, 2015
    Paint the garage door and the front door black. Another choice is to paint the entry way a light color, something that goes with the terracotta... a very pale cream. The house looks long and narrow all one color, hence changing the garage door, and the entry way.
  • Melinda Melinda on Sep 09, 2015
    Terracotta would look good, with the trim painted White. I think I would paint the lower part of the house a darker green, along with the garage door. Everything just blends. I would pull the bars off the windows and paint out that trim as well. Good LUCK!
  • Deb Deb on Sep 09, 2015
    A garage should not be the focal point of your home ( especially since yours sticks out way more than the front door), I love the fact that it's painted the same as the main body color of your home. As for the front door...I think a red door would look awesome with your home. A red with a more burgundy undertone, like Posh Red by Valspar. My second vote would be terra cotta, that would look great as well.
  • Bonnie Woolever Bonnie Woolever on Sep 09, 2015
    Front door, yellow!!
  • Matawanakee Matawanakee on Sep 09, 2015
    I tried a few options ... I like the trim painted a cream color. The door either a red that goes with the terracotta or black. The garage door is optional. In this case, I like it painted a contrasting color. I have added pictures to give an idea....
  • Debbie Debbie on Sep 09, 2015
    I really like the cream trim and brighter terra cotta door. It really jazzes up your place. I might add a few more pottery pieces in the creams and terra cotta colors.
  • Wjm Wjm on Sep 09, 2015
    The area around the door looks dark and not very inviting. I would use a lighter color on the door. (maybe a tint of the color now. Other ideas would be a creamy butter color. I would put 2 topiaries on the both side of the door. That will help bring attention door. I would make it a focal point.
  • Sally Smith Sally Smith on Sep 09, 2015
    i would use a color similar to your roof. terra cotta? i would not paint the garage door i think it would make your lovely home look lopsided
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 09, 2015
      @Sally Smith I agree with the door colour. Leave the garage door alone to avoid making it a focal point, but you could as others have suggested paint below the brick trim. I think black would make it look like a gaping hole.
  • Sydney Castro Sydney Castro on Sep 09, 2015
    I would paint it bright red
  • Cjwojo Cjwojo on Sep 09, 2015
    I liked the terra cotta It blended well with the green and was not as overpowering as the red. I love the house.
  • Reggie Reggie on Sep 09, 2015
    Our last house was a similar shade of green. We painted the door mango. It really added a pop if color and we had lots of people stopping to say they loved the colors.
  • Marilyn McCormick Marilyn McCormick on Sep 09, 2015
    I would paint the door a soft butter yellow--not dark or too bright,. A soft Yellow goes well with the muted colors of green and terra cotta and it is a color that would add some "light" to the recessed area. A couple of black wroght iron planters on each side with green, terra cotta and yellow follage (not a lot of flowers tho) would make the door a nice focal point and blend in with your style..
  • Carol Carol on Sep 09, 2015
    I agree with the terra cotta color or if you want to go bold, a can of copper spray paint will make the door pop. Just remember to clear coat it when you are finished. You can use a satin or gloss finish. Try it on a piece of cardboard to see which finish you like best. i didn't notice the garage. I think I would leave that green as it makes it almost disappear.
  • Ithro L Ithro L on Sep 09, 2015
    To make it really pop, I would paint it orange! Unless that is too much of a contrast for you. Orange might clash with the walkway... so, to be really different... it might be great to paint it purple!
  • Amc1638864 Amc1638864 on Sep 09, 2015
    The terra cotta would match nicely with the garden path and the roof tiles.
  • M. j. vergot M. j. vergot on Sep 09, 2015
  • Hali Dawn Douthwright Hali Dawn Douthwright on Sep 09, 2015
    turquoise or lilac
  • Janie Janie on Sep 09, 2015
    I agree w/ the terra cotta to pull together from the roof and walkway. If you want, you can add a contrast color to the cross members on the door, say a rust brown or something totally surprising. But, since the house is for sale......you want to stay away from quirkiness!
  • Z Z on Sep 09, 2015
    What a cute house. Here's how I'd paint it if it were mine.
  • Susan Klundby Susan Klundby on Sep 09, 2015
  • Nancy Heil Nancy Heil on Sep 09, 2015
    Hot Pink. It seems to be the color of the year around here.
  • Flo Bishop Flo Bishop on Sep 09, 2015
    Red Front Doors attract Wealth and Prosperity, according to Feng Shui. I've seen it work.
  • Bwarner50 Bwarner50 on Sep 09, 2015
    I'd go with a royal blue OR terra cotta. The terra cotta would tie in with the walk.
  • Donna Cartmill Donna Cartmill on Sep 09, 2015
    Yellow is the color
  • Martha Martha on Sep 10, 2015
    Red or terracotta
  • Karen McNulty Karen McNulty on Sep 10, 2015
    first pick the color of your door and go from there http://www.hometalk.com/b/1896628/beautiful-murals keep it simple but paint the doorway first, then keep the trim around the house the same
  • Karen McNulty Karen McNulty on Sep 10, 2015
    go to sherwin williams download your pic of your house and goto find and explore color to see your house on the site and experiment... harvest gold and summer white as trim with red door or brown door
  • Rebecca Bender Rebecca Bender on Sep 10, 2015
    I would say brown tones, or the terra cotta mentioned or reds with brown tints. Think they all would look good.
  • Karen Montoya Karen Montoya on Sep 10, 2015
    Orange/terra cotta - a little brighter than the pathway to the house. It will really make your home "Pop"
  • Nicole W. Nicole W. on Sep 10, 2015
    Where is the house located? I would go with the color of the roof tiles / walkway. Cool contrast.
  • Shirley Brakefield Shirley Brakefield on Sep 10, 2015
    Terra cotta
  • Lynda Entzion Lynda Entzion on Sep 10, 2015
    Not sure if you did it yet, but if you do a terra cotta, I would make it more orange. Your entrance seems to be dark, so it needs to be on the brighter side so you are able to see it. Good luck.
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Sep 14, 2015
    If you like matching, use the terra cotta color from the tiles above the entry....it would tie it together nicely. If you're looking for contrast, I think a bold turquoise would look fabulous!
  • Denise Boyce Denise Boyce on Sep 19, 2015
    Do you like a bold or soft palette? Tangerine, turquoise or even the bright yellow of the cactus in the lawn would work, or perhaps a deep desert red, the darkest red hue you can find in your roof tiles. But I see your home more as this landscape photo. I prefer the more natural softer hues.