Best paint color for exterior door?

I really want to paint our exterior door to give it some pop of color. Problem is, I'm at a complete loss because of the large glass exterior door and that our house is blue. What would look best or should I leave it as is?
q best paint color for exterior door , curb appeal, paint colors
  25 answers
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Sep 07, 2016
    A lot depends on what your comfortable with, but you have endless choices: a much darker shade of your house color or a dark charcoal ( not as harsh as black), dark rusty red or a soft yellow. If you are more adventurous, try deep eggplant, a vibrant green, or a mustard yellow, even a bright aqua. My best advice is to get many paint chips from the store and put them against your siding. Narrow your choices down to 3-4 and then get samples of those. Take a white poster board, or a square piece of wood primed white and paint large squares of your samples and look at it up against your siding for several days. You will begin to see the color that looks good with you siding and that you really like. Don't hesitate to get more samples if your first ones don't work for you. Samples are only a few dollars and worth every penny for a color of door that you are going to live with for several years.
    • TheFogueAbode TheFogueAbode on Sep 08, 2016
      Thank You Debi53! Hadn't thought of eggplant. That would certainly be unique. Thanks for the color suggestions.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Sep 07, 2016
    Your house is cute! Just paint your front door to give it a pop of color - such as yellow! Add black shutters to your windows and improve your landscaping - it will make a huge difference for not a lot of work or money!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 07, 2016
    I would pull a color out of the roof to blend with the rest o f the color scheme.
  • Nancy Walters Nancy Walters on Sep 07, 2016
    I recently fell in love with dark teal. I think it would look good peeking through that oval window. Rustoleum has a great shade of it
  • Sandra. Jackson Sandra. Jackson on Sep 08, 2016
    Your house looks good but if I painted it, it would be a bright red, it would show from the road and stand out but only your door, good luck.
  • Porland1624 Porland1624 on Sep 08, 2016
    Change the color of the house to old white,trim the windows in jet black and do the door in firehouse red. Is the belive the red door bring good luck and hearht Good Luck 😎
  • Susan Caswell Susan Caswell on Sep 08, 2016
    How about Royal blue. Your roof appears taupe-ish and siding appears grayish blue in picture. If a bright royal blue was used it would stand out. And add some red flowers
  • Rachel Rachel on Sep 08, 2016
  • Terri Terri on Sep 08, 2016
    Definitely red. Red white and black. Classic combo
  • Dae11012960 Dae11012960 on Sep 08, 2016
    I think certain reds might not blend well w/ roof color. That color would be a big determiner for me.
  • Kathleen Walker Kathleen Walker on Sep 08, 2016
    Yellow would look good
  • Ramona Kenison Ramona Kenison on Sep 08, 2016
    I think a royal blue would look awesome.
  • 7218805 7218805 on Sep 08, 2016
    Love a deep, rich red, or deep royal (not boy's bedroom blue) blue, and I'd paint shutters and mount them in the same colour. A planter in royal blue would also bring together and enhance your lovely entrance.
  • Susan Susan on Sep 08, 2016
    I love the combination of blue and black. I would remove the glass door, paint the front door black and add black shutters around the windows. And then when it comes time to replace your roof, I would go with a black roof. My home is pale yellow and black.
  • Shirley4 Shirley4 on Sep 08, 2016
    The blue your house is painted is a wonderful color. I actually like the white and the way it contrasts with the blue. What I would do is use that large expanse of wall behind you and your hubby as a canvas and add COLOR there. Add some outdoor "wall art", and/or seating, and/or huge pot with plant, and/or... something besides a wreath.. something totally unexpected. And let us know what you decide on!!!
    • TheFogueAbode TheFogueAbode on Sep 08, 2016
      thanks for the reply. We did put some metal chairs and a little table up there, but it still looks empty. I haven't found anything that just screams "that's it" to put on the wall.
  • Diane Phelps Norris Diane Phelps Norris on Sep 08, 2016
    Red is welcoming
  • Connie Connie on Sep 08, 2016
    Your siding is a light blue. Orange is opposite on the color wheel and considered a complementary color. Below link has a rust/orange example that might work. You could repeat the oranges in flowers and accents in the front of the house.
  • Donita Grace Donita Grace on Sep 08, 2016
  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Sep 08, 2016
    How bout your favorite color.
  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Sep 09, 2016
    A deep grey with blue undertones on your door and the columns on the porch area would look great. I'd also add shutters and paint them the same color. Look for a really big tin star to start with for the large section of wall. If you have a Kirklands near you look at what they have. They usually have very large ornamental pieces you could use outside.
  • Bar2037377 Bar2037377 on Sep 10, 2016
  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 31, 2016
    I would paint the front door medium-dark gray and add shutters to your windows in the same color - they need something to stand out. Pretty house.
  • Joan Merrill Joan Merrill on Nov 28, 2018

    Bright shade of blue ,that matches or ayellow door.