What color front door works with a white house and green roof?

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I have a cape cod style house that has 2 doors that face the street. The roof color is dark green. The house is white with white trim. Any suggestions on what to paint the front doors?


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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 01, 2020

    I would change the trim to match the doors. With a green roof, some colors are off the table. I see a lot of black around here. If you leave the trim white, perhaps wood or yellow for the door.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 01, 2020

    Linda! RED! ...it's so welcoming and is a complementary color to green! Win. Win.

  • I think a black door is classic...it makes a great backdrop for colorful wreaths. That said your color scheme you could go with a green or yellow or even red! Here's a pic of my black door with a colorful wreath if you'd like to peek. https://www.exquisitelyunremarkable.com/2018/07/a-truly-fabulous-front-door.html

  • Gk Gk on Mar 01, 2020

    I have always wanted a pretty light teal color for my front door!https://www.familyhandyman.com/doors/15-stunning-front-door-colors-for-a-house-that-wows

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Mar 01, 2020

    I would consider other design elements, like large glazed ceramic pots, that sit on your porch or in the yard, maybe in a planter/flower bed.

    Then paint the door to match the pots.


    What color? Either match the green roof or contrast it.

    You could use a green that has the chroma or saturation “knocked down”, but the hue has to be close enough to look like a match, 10’ away.

    A teal door might look like you tried to match & failed.


    I agree, paint the trim a lower maintenance color than white.


    If you send us a pic, we can be more specific.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 01, 2020

    Linda...l would paint..could use yellow or green..lots of different shades. Send pictures of before & after

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 01, 2020

    Perhaps a nice butter cream yellow.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 01, 2020

    I would not paint the front door black as it would hold a lot of heat. I would paint it a nice Sage Green.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 01, 2020

    I plan on painting mine a pretty buttercup yellow this spring.

  • Em Em on Mar 01, 2020

    A much lighter shade of green than the roof.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 01, 2020

    Hi Linda,

    I would go for a lighter shade of the roof green, or Seaspray or Turquoise or maybe the colour of your wooden trims or garage. Hope that is of some help!

    My home has a dark roof Pale olive green half boarded walls with even paler olive tinted white stucco plaster. May Window and door frames are white and I have glazed entrance doors. My Driveway is grey/black and my fencing is White Picket.

    I add colour with Flowers that change with the seasons...................Hope that's of some help.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Mar 01, 2020

    Any colour that you love! Those are very Neutral colours to coordinate with. :)

  • Hi Linda - I've always been a traditional red door kinda gal. But this is YOUR house! Drive around your neighborhood and look at the styles of homes and their door colors and which one/s speak to you? Which color/s create joy in your heart? That's your color, my friend! Good luck with your project. Hugs, Holly

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Mar 02, 2020

    How about white? It sounds like it will match your trim. Also do you have shutters? You might want to think about matching the shutters.

  • Linda K Linda K on Mar 02, 2020

    thank you everyone for all the great suggestions!

  • You could go with a matching dark green. Black or a gray would work.

  • Annie Annie on Mar 28, 2020

    A darker red color would look nice!