What color should I paint the front door?


I’ve tried four different colors with the door and I haven’t liked any of them does anyone have any ideas of something that would look good and also match with the rest of the house? It was originally brown the same color as the shutters which works fine except all that brown looks a little depressing I was trying to brighten it up but maybe that’s the only color that works.

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  • Chris Morton Chris Morton on Aug 05, 2018

    A dark blue..between navy and royal looks great with your color of house.I've had Lowes mix the paint to match a color swatch and it dried perfectly to the color I showed them.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 05, 2018

    Marija, that would depend on the color of your home and personal preference. Here are 17 ideas to help you decide or get some more ideas. Hope this helps.

  • Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey on Aug 06, 2018

    A Burgundy or Kelly Green? And maybe paint the shutters as well. How about two colors on the door?

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    • Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey on Aug 11, 2018

      Yes, I would try to get everything working together and that may mean painting other trim to match.

  • Lindy Lindy on Aug 07, 2018

    A good photo of the front of your house would be helpful.

    • Marija Marija on Aug 07, 2018

      Here are two pictures. Thanks for any insight you might have.

  • Lora Lora on Aug 07, 2018

    Maybe a lighter green? I tried a mint green on our last house and I could see where it might look good with the other earthy tones in your exterior. Here is a pic of my door: https://craftivitydesigns.com/a-mint-green-front-door/

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    • Lora Lora on Aug 09, 2018

      I would do the trim either all green or white (to match the windows on the house which are white).

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 07, 2018

    Nice rich gold

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 07, 2018

    From the pictures you posted, I think a light green, aqua or blue would draw the eye right to your front door.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 09, 2018

    That’s a really tricky question, I’m inclined to think of a lighter blue - just the right shade to correspond to your existing palette as a first choice or a reddish tone that would look good with your current color scheme.

    Imho-I think a green or brown just muddies up the colors more getting a camouflage look. Your covered entry further darkens and it needs a door color to open it up —to be more inviting. Good luck!

  • Sophia Clark Sophia Clark on Aug 09, 2018

    I think a rich red like on a church door would look very traditional. It looks like it would go with your stonework fine. You could also add some red ever-blooming roses to your foundation plantings to echo the color. Or you could use barbary if you don't mind thorns.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Aug 11, 2018

    RED Of course !!

  • Ellen Gregory Ellen Gregory on Aug 11, 2018

    Light aqua