Which color should I paint our front door and shutters?


I need ideas on what color to paint our shutters and front door. They are black and look very drab against the brown brick...any ideas?

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  13 answers
  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Feb 20, 2020

    something bright for the door! turquoise yellow or red? and the shutters maybe the same? or a lighter version of that color?

    • Kim Kim on Feb 20, 2020

      Thank you...they definitely need something brighter

  • Scarlet Paolicchi Scarlet Paolicchi on Feb 20, 2020

    I would keep the black shutters and go for a turquoise door to add a pop of color but still keep it classic and traditional. Here are 20 ideas you may find helpful if you don't like mine:)

  • Em Em on Feb 20, 2020

    Door can be your favorite color. I have seen them in orange, teal, bright green etc and they look great. I wouldn't do door and shutters the same color. Two different shades of the same color would be great. If your favorite color is say, green go for forest green on the shutters and a brighter green on the door. If it is say blue, then try a dark teal on the shutters, and a brighter turquoise on the door. The siding company websites offer a place where you can upload a picture of your house and try on color using their tools.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 20, 2020

    Hello! Keep the shutters the same color and chose another color for the door that pleases you.

    Have you thought about searching the visuals on Pinterest or Houzz for door color inspiration? There is a wealth of ideas and visual inspiration there for your consideration. That might lead you to decide the best color choice. After that I’ll be paint assembling materials and starting your project.

  • keep the shutters the same and paint the door hunter green

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Feb 20, 2020

    Maybe start with the front door color - it's easiest and my just be the change that you're craving. I'd suggest a bright color that will draw your eye to the front door. What's your favourite color?

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 20, 2020

    Shutters either black or dark brown. Go with a pop of color on your front door with turquoise, yellow, red, bright blue, or another color that will jump out. Add some large pots that will co ordinate with the color you choose. Add some decor items on the porch as well.

  • You can use different colors for the shutters and the door. How about keeping the shutters more neutral with a slate gray and then making the door pop with a beautiful statement color that is one of your favorites. Hope this helps! Your home is beautiful. Hugs, Holly

  • Rymea Rymea on Feb 22, 2020

    Maybe the shutters should be several shades lighter than the brick. A brownish gray? Try it in William's "color visualizer"

  • Turnip Turnip on Feb 22, 2020

    Years ago I was watch an HGTV program an Interior Designer hosted. She was talking colors for front doors. Her advise was to pick Your Favorite Color, and paint the front door that color. And I believe that advise still holds true today. A bright favorite color will bring attention to your door and give it importance.

  • Cinlu Cinlu on Feb 23, 2020

    Sometimes color depends on location! Vibrant tropical mixes may pop but be out of place where your home is.

    Your front door is kind of tucked away, leaving large shutered window the actual focal point. What color is the siding? It looks maybe yellow, and white columns in front? Black roof. Brown brick.?

    I would pull maybe all the shutters from that big window. Liking tan instead of black on rest, including front door. Bright White accents on trim! If still want pop of color do easy, fun, go coral on front door. : )

  • Lucky Home Today Lucky Home Today on Feb 27, 2020

    I would do a lighter tan or gray for shutters and front door. They're neutral enough that you can add in lots of color with flowers.