Asked on Oct 1, 2020

Color on screen door??

Simple Nature DecorBetsyJohnavallance82
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I got a new wood screen door and I am wondering if I should paint it the same color as the door itself? I don’t have the picture to post here because I haven’t painted the door, too. I plan to paint the door orange. The house will be patina aqua with white trims and light green shutters/rails. Your suggestion will be greatly appreciate.


19 answers
  • Dee
    on Oct 1, 2020

    I would paint it either the same color as the door or white to match the other white trims.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Wesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • either the same color or black.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Redcatcec
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Go with the white.

  • K. Rupp
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Looking at a lot of pictures on the internet, I would go with the same color as the door. If you want that door color to pop and be the centerpiece (which I think is the reason you may have picked orange) than any color on a storm door will mask it. Is it a storm door with a lot of glass? Regardless, I think painting the same color as your door will blend in well and create the look you are going for.

  • I painted mine the same color. The screen was removable, so I painted the frame around it white for a little contrast. Here's a link to it:

    https://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/2015/08/shut-front-door.html

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Orange and aqua are not complementary colors. I would paint the the screen door white like the trim or the light green that the shutters are.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Hello. That is a personal decision that suits your own aesthetic. Personally I like them to match so that’s not a visual distraction. Typically you want your front door to be a pleasing focal point and two different colors might be a more of a distraction.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Sounds like you’re not afraid of color! Is the screen door attractive? If it isn’t than definitely paint it the same color as the door. No reason to highlight it if you don’t love it. If it’s a beautiful door you may want to paint it a different color or shade.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Janice
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Since you want the accent of orange to draw attention to the front door, I'd paint the screen door the same color (orange) so as not to detract from the beauty of the orange front door.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Nan W.
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Amy: I think you could go either way~. ...or, if you're really brave with color... go with the complement of orange (blue) for a funky look!

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Ken Erickson
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Paint will help preserve your door. You may want to paint it the same color as the front door. Be careful to not get paint on the screen. Mark it off or better yet, remove screen if possible.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      Yes, I’ll remove the screen to have the screen door painted...


      You all are Awesome. I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Thank you!



  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 1, 2020

    You could white wash it, you could use a clear sealer or you could paint it a color. It doesn't have to be the same color as the door itself. My doors are dark color and my screen door is white.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • I’d paint the screen door the same as the front door, that way it all blends together. You can certainly try a different color to see, it is only paint and easily redone if you don’t like it.

    • Amy
      on Oct 2, 2020

      You all are Awesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Amy
    on Oct 2, 2020

    You all are Wesome. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve decided to paint the screen door the same as the front door. It makes sense. Again, thank you!

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Oct 2, 2020

    Hi Amy, I would paint the screen door a different color something that can stand out. Good luck.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 3, 2020

    Hello Amy,

    Colour of Door for best look!

  • Betsy
    on Oct 5, 2020

    Hi Amy: I'd go with white or orange.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on Oct 6, 2020

    you can but many use a contrasting color like white

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