What color should we paint our front door?

We want to paint the front door a different color. Any suggestions?
what color should we paint our front door, doors
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  • SK on Elderberry SK on Elderberry on Oct 06, 2014
    Wow! What a beautiful home. I would love to see coordinating shutters on the front windows. They would stand out against your beautiful brick. The round top window could use a matching half round shutter for a bit of contrast to the square windows shutters. Black paint would look outstanding with the cream trim. Or you could go cream for a more quiet look. Then match the door paint to the shutters. I'm not sure you could go wrong. And you simply ask for door paint. Thanks for the beautiful picture of your home. Good luck. sk

  • Jill Valeri Jill Valeri on Oct 06, 2014
    You could choose almost any color you like. I believe that the color should relate to the colors inside your home. So if you have blue in your home, choose a shade of blue for the door or go with a color that compliments blue. Your door is in shadow so you might consider a light or bright color so it will stand out more. I agree that shutters would add a lot of interest to the front of your home. I would recommend a simple raised panel and they can either match your door or (a more interesting choice is) paint the shutters a neutral like black and have your door be a stand-out color to draw the eye to your entry.

  • Suzanne Suzanne on Oct 06, 2014
    Thanks for the comments!! I hadn't ever thought of shutters. Great idea...but I am just going to paint the door right now. My inside colors are deep shades of gold, red, beige with some greens and navy. You are right the door is in the shadows so a dark color I think would push it back too much.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 06, 2014
    This photo made me laugh...there are so many trees around their reflection makes it appear in the photo like your windows are painted green too! I love my trees and you are lucky to have some to! Pick a color you love...but make it a bright one so it won't disappear in your light brick...maybe a bright rust! I would say "no" to shutters.

  • Robin Taylor Robin Taylor on Oct 06, 2014
    I always opt for a Red door. You can't go wrong with that!

  • Anna Ibarra Anna Ibarra on Oct 06, 2014
    Go for your favorite color. The shutters will soften up all the brick. -)

  • Veronica Petracchi Veronica Petracchi on Oct 07, 2014
    I really think a burgundy color would very regal!

  • Dianne Methner Dianne Methner on Oct 07, 2014
    Bright green chartruese would brighten it up or a bright yellow. Your house is lovely but it needs a spark. Only do the door bright and keep window trim the same.

  • Lorna Lorna on Oct 07, 2014
    Red door to make the door stand out

  • Mike Mike on Oct 07, 2014
    Red, black, or possibly turquoise - depends on the style of the house and other associated colors. Red and black often work with most anything.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 07, 2014

  • Donna Jezik Donna Jezik on Oct 07, 2014
    the right shade of red would finish the look, a suggestion is to take several samples from your local Lowes store and see what shade looks best w/your brick

  • Hilliriah Jacobs Hilliriah Jacobs on Oct 07, 2014
    My suggestions are bright green or pretty red

  • Buster Evans Buster Evans on Oct 07, 2014
    Depending on whether or not you add shutters and I assume there may be a garage door to the left of the picture which should be considered as well... a coordinating color or for all these would be nice.. I wasnt sure if there are green curtains in the windows or not but It all stems from an over all view of the entire house... Go with what YOU like and choose what makes YOU happy..

  • Wglindner Wglindner on Oct 07, 2014
    I would do a burned orange. If you put shutters I would paint the a deep dark grey almost a black grey

  • AvonelleRed AvonelleRed on Oct 07, 2014
    I would paint it a beautiful blue. Maybe even a Tardis blue.

  • Jim L Jim L on Oct 07, 2014
    Please, do not add shutters to your house. They would be totally out of character for it. Paint the frame of the entry way white, then paint the door a color that will work with the bricks. Is there a "tinge" of color in the bricks? Use that color for the door. The white framework will give in a "brightness" and the door will be accented. Look at the color-wheel while holding it next to a brick...go to the opposite side and pick up a good color...please, no shutters...

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    • Jim L Jim L on Oct 07, 2014
      @Suzanne Suzanne, for the trim, go one shade lighter than the taupe that is on the rest of the trim. The "Rookwood Red" will be very nice on the door. You will be amazed how nice this is going to look and the color of the bricks will be much more pleasing. Is that a light to the right of the door? If so, get a LARGE light to go there. From any distance, it cannot be seen very well. It needs to be "over-sized" in order to make a statement. How about adding a couple of large terra-cotta pots on the bottom step and adding a "Rocket Juniper". Then add two more pots of different sizes and add seasonal plants for color. That will give you three pots of three different sized on the steps. Then arrange them in a "triangle" to be pleasing to the eye. I would really like to see how it looks after this is done. Hope that this helps.

  • Nanny Nanny on Oct 07, 2014
    I would paint it a really pretty yellow.nask the paint man at store what color he suggests, as not all yellows are created equal.

  • Shannon Martin Shannon Martin on Oct 07, 2014
    I love the color it is. But if the brick has a "tinge for reddish brown" why not go with more of a rust/copper color. That might not be as bold as a red and yet different...

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp Trent-Tonya Sharp on Oct 07, 2014
    the green is not noticeable because of all the green lawn and landscape and red would not be good because of the color of the brick so if you want it to pop go with a mustard yellow or do a black shiny door with a wreath with popping colors on it that way you can change the wreath up anytime and the door will go with everything

  • Sharon McDowell Sharon McDowell on Oct 07, 2014
    I painted my front door aqua. It looks awesome.

  • Jill Clontz Jill Clontz on Oct 07, 2014
    My suggestion would be a rich creamy Ivory! Dark takes away and Light brings out! If you use this light color it brings the door out and makes a statement. Right now the door is hiding because of the dark color. On the door then use a bright wreath of your favorite holiday color. It will also make that stand out. Also make it a high gloss sheen and it will make cleaning it a whole lot easier.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 07, 2014
    Red, raspberry or shade thereof.

  • Brenda Kapchinski Brenda Kapchinski on Oct 07, 2014
    I say YELLOW. Bright and happy. If you want to try different colors, get some freezer paper, cut multiple pieces the same size as your door (approx..) and spray paint each of them different colors. Then hang them each for a few days to "judge" each color, so you make a visual decision.

  • Linda O'Leary-Gleason Linda O'Leary-Gleason on Oct 07, 2014
    Apple red or a deep, deep, golden yellow.

  • Jane Butler Jane Butler on Oct 07, 2014
    Dark dark wine color. Would bing out tint in the bricks, but still made door stand out.

  • Jude Jude on Oct 08, 2014
    I agree dark red/wine would really stand out!

  • Ruth Wolery Ruth Wolery on Oct 08, 2014
    How about mustard color - that shows up nice and goes with the brick.

  • Linda T Linda T on Oct 08, 2014
    A beautiful cherry red. Not an orangey though.

  • Heidi Zunino Heidi Zunino on Oct 08, 2014
    Blue, helps prevent evil from entering your home. Wive's tail but I still paint my doors blue and can always notice a difference once done.

    • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 08, 2014
      @Homepolish Agree! There is already a lot of green with the vegetation. Think mustard or yellows would clash with the brick colour.

  • Dawnmarie Dawnmarie on Oct 08, 2014
    I agree with Jill C. I would do the ivory cream.

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 08, 2014
    Forest Green is awesome on your type of home...:}

  • Bob Suntheimer Bob Suntheimer on Oct 08, 2014
    how about the same color as the trim around the windows and that siding that show up

  • Rose Rose on Oct 15, 2014
    A burgandy color. Not to dark, it needs to pop. Or a cream color.

  • The house has a mauve shade in the bricks to me. mauve is in the red family which the compliment of red is green. so the complement of mauve would be a light teal grey green.

  • Mary M. Prinzavalli Mary M. Prinzavalli on Jun 12, 2015
    If the windows are trimmed in white I think I would paint the door a perwinkle blue. It is blue with some lavendar. I call it bluish lavendar. It is a beautiful color.

  • Tonita Tonita on Jun 18, 2016
    How about lightening up that entrance with a butter yellow, that would make a beautiful airy inviting statement. From the angle in which this picture was taken, the house is large enough to pull this off.

  • Larry Larry on Jun 18, 2016
    I like the green you have.

  • Darlene Odom Darlene Odom on Nov 03, 2016
    A beautiful deep RED or even eggplant color. You can buy samples cheap. Paint a couple of panels and step way back. Live with it a couple of days and see what you like.

  • Anne Anne on Jul 29, 2021

    Pine Green

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Sep 29, 2021

    Any color but i see black