What color should I paint my door and railing?


Just got a new roof installed and want to do some more to the front for curb appeal - now with the black roof and off white trim im wondering what color the door and rail should be. See before and after - will be having hvac installed so window units are going away soon and new windows on the top floor are going in

q what color should i paint my door and railing

Before - just moved in

q what color should i paint my door and railing

taken Today- removed large bushes and new roof

  12 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Oct 14, 2018

    Have you thought of grays..trim lighter with skate maybe for door..

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Oct 14, 2018

    Have you thought of grays..trim lighter with skate maybe for door..

  • Ginny Ginny on Oct 14, 2018

    Cute house...I live in a Cape Cod with dormers as well. Blue or green family or a nice cream.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Oct 14, 2018

    If you want a pop of color, how about a teal. It goes well with your brick.

    • Dianequi55i Dianequi55i on Oct 14, 2018

      great ans. I love color. I would have her go to a local Home Depot/Lowes and grab a bunch of color swatches. She could also paint the panels one color and a slightly darker around the panels. Another thing she could do is sand the door down and stain it. There are some great stain colors. My house is a cream color with deep scarlet porch and front door. My windows are white like hers. Use your imagination for colors and with the swatches you can have a ball. BTW your house looks really nice.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 14, 2018

    Beautiful house, Amber, but I only see the before photo. With a black roof and off-white trim you could paint your door in many, many colors. Personally, I would paint it a bright color - maybe red, or medium blue, rather than a dull color which would fade into the black color of the roof. Personally, I just don't like white or off-white. The railings I would paint off-white. I expect the black fence looks fine with the roof. Re. curb appeal, have you thought about removing the trees? They totally block the windows. I think I would put some wooden shutters on your windows, same red or blue of the door would be nice. And how about a slightly curved path with stepping stones in the front yard? There are many things you could do with this house. I love it.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Oct 14, 2018

    I would say the door would be pretty painted either black or a bright color of your choice.

  • Judi Judi on Oct 14, 2018

    I think painting your front door teal & your railings off white would be really pretty & inviting. Have you thought about adding shutters & painting floor of front porch? Love your house. Very cute. Hope you show us your finished project.

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    • Judi Judi on Oct 14, 2018

      In the 2nd picture I thought that the steps/porch looked really dark. Unless it's just the time of day when pic was taken. I think gray on steps & porch would lighten it up alot though & make plants stand out more too.

  • Heather Olinde Heather Olinde on Oct 14, 2018

    I think I light shade of blue would be very pretty and it would pop against the red bricks.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 17, 2018

    Blues & teals would be nice for the door & the trim and I would also consider balancing the color update with the dormer.

    Whatever you do, but the small sample sizes first and do some test areas, before buying a high grade of primer & paint. The front door gets a ton of use & high quality paint is worth it.

    BTW I would not make the door trim & the door itself contrast each other, because the door & the stoop/stair is not very wide and the trim can help the door look wider.

  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Oct 18, 2018

    Cute house. Wood shutters would look great and it would help balance that smaller window to the left of the front door. The railing should be the same color as the trim around the door and if you do shutters paint them the same color as the trim. I just love a good brick house.

  • Michelle Michelle on Oct 18, 2018

    depending upon color of bricks , Plum door with cream or taupe trim, Sage green with taupe trim ,