Help with door colors.

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My house is painted a light beige with a hint of green in it, the window trim is is a dark, almost forest green. What is the best color to paint the front door and also the attached graage door. Also we have a free standing garage/storage building at end of drivway what color should it be?


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  • Yellow would be fun. Any outbuildings I would paint the same as the main structure. However the door or trim could be mixed up a bit or keep it the same for a cohesive appearance. Lavender and purple shades would be fun too.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 07, 2021

    Hi Lois, I really like the idea of the deep or forest green for the doors, they will compliment your house beautifully


  • Bring home some larger sizes paper swatches or small containers of sample paint in colors you like and look at them at various times of day and light. That should narrow your choices for you.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Feb 07, 2021

    Sounds like that dark green would be a great color

  • Dee Dee on Feb 07, 2021

    Lois. I am with Deb, I love Forrest Green for all the doors with possibly a white trim. If you like a Maroon color, that also looks fabulous with Forrest green.

  • Dark green will be great if you want it to match. Gold or yellow for some contrast.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 08, 2021

    Hi Lois,

    Go for something strong like Burnt Orange or Turquoise, Red or even Autumn Gold.

    Enjoy!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 08, 2021

    Dark green is the most obvious answer for a match, I am thinking a copper, not too bright of a copper.

  • Janice Janice on Feb 08, 2021

    I would paint the front door a bright color such as yellow-gold, orange, or teal. The garage door would look nice and not stand out too much if you went with only a lsightly darker or lighter tone of the house color. I'd paint the detached garage the same colors as your home to tie the property all together.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Feb 08, 2021

    I think a dark green or a maroon color would work best for the door. Good luck!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 09, 2021

    I would either go with matching the dark green or choose a bright pop of color. Whichever you go with, painting all doors to match. Then mimic the house color scheme on the storage building.

  • Lois Lois on Feb 09, 2021

    Thank you ladies for your help. You gave me some options to consider.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Feb 27, 2021

    You could do white or black!