Front door paint color

I bought an old white farmhouse with black shutters. I want to paint my front door something that will pop. What color should I paint it?
q front door paint color, curb appeal, doors, paint colors
  37 answers
  • Janice Bryson Janice Bryson on Feb 28, 2016
    A nice bright red shade would really make it pop

  • Shereen Karim Shereen Karim on Feb 28, 2016
    I agree with Janice..a red would be nice,more a dark red though,not the bright red

  • Karen Garnett Karen Garnett on Feb 28, 2016
    Red was my suggestion Maybe a barn yard red

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 28, 2016
    I think a burgandy red would blend nicely with the black.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Feb 28, 2016
    I go for Red door!!!!!

  • Karen Karen on Feb 28, 2016
    Hmmmmm, bright yellow!

  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Feb 28, 2016
    Oh, wow! What a house!! The one thing I notice is that you seem to have a full panel glass door on the front. So the color you choose should be light and bright, as anything dark will disappear behind the glass. Pick your favorite color and go!

  • Jane Jane on Feb 28, 2016
    I just painted my door red and love I.My home is a bungalow white on the bottom and brown on top. It is aluminum. Tempted to paint top half red, still in the thinking stage wonder if it will be too much. Also, at the beginning of the walkway I have 2 old milk cans bright red that I fill with flowers of the season. Have 3 mismatched drawers I will paint when it warms up and yes one will be red, and possibly blue and yellow.

  • I love the Behr Marquee color It says Torch Red but it is really a deep orange.

  • Giedre Giedre on Feb 28, 2016
    Red door

  • 2045673 2045673 on Feb 28, 2016
    I suggest you cut back the bushes on the left side so all of the house is visible, plant some evergreens arborvites to give some height to your landscape, add a circular bed on the sunroom side for interest and paint your front door a beautiful teal to compliment the bright showy hydrangeas you should plant to show off the traditional style of this pretty home.

  • Biscuits & Burlap Biscuits & Burlap on Feb 28, 2016
    Gorgeous house! I agree with the suggestions about a red door, but also a teal/aqua/turquoise could be pretty!

  • Sherry Renfro Sherry Renfro on Feb 28, 2016
    Change your black shutters by painting them with Sherwin Williams paint color SW7675 SEALSKIN & change out your front door color to Sherwin Williams paint color SW6418 Rural Green! (Sealskin is an awesome color in alternative to plain black - You just have to see the difference on one of your windows - It has a softer, richer, cleaner appeal than plain black and is a modern approach to traditional houses) The Rural Green adds that pop of color in a pleasant green that goes with all seasonal decor from spring, summer, fall and winter.

  • Nancy Flemming Nancy Flemming on Feb 28, 2016
    I agree with Sherry on toning down the black shutters with the sealskin. My color choice for the door would be burgandy (not too dark) to make your door pop with the white of the house and black/sealskin of the shutters. I also agree with Amy on the landscape aspect, maybe even taking out the garden in front of the sun room for a future patio that can hold some nice large pots for plants. But in the end you need to choose a color that you like that fits with the style and colors of your lovely home.

  • Julia Scott Julia Scott on Feb 28, 2016
    Beautiful, front door? Red.

  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Feb 28, 2016
    Pick your favorite color, if it were my house it would be a beautiful deep red or maybe purple.

  • Trudy Trudy on Feb 28, 2016
    Beautiful house, congratulations! I have a brick house with black shutters and I painted my 9-light door black to match. I always hang a brightly colored wreath for my pop of color. I would paint your house numbers and maybe the edge of the triangular trim above your door black as well to accent that architecture.

  • KKAbsherwrites KKAbsherwrites on Feb 28, 2016
    White with black shutters is a classic. It goes with any color for plant pots and the front door. I would paint the door red, turquoise or yellow.

  • Lesa Lesa on Feb 28, 2016

  • Emily Emily on Feb 28, 2016
    Since you have black shutters I would leave the door also black.

  • KatAych KatAych on Feb 28, 2016
    I agree - what's your favorite color?? A raspberry red would look fab, as would a hunter green, or even a dark teal. Go with what you love and you can't go wrong!

  • Catdog Catdog on Feb 28, 2016
    Turquoise. What else!

  • Denise Upchurch-Little Denise Upchurch-Little on Feb 28, 2016
    Leave the door black or paint red raspberry. Add landscaping for additional coloring.

  • Jenbr549 Jenbr549 on Feb 28, 2016
    What will make it pop - bright yellow, green or orange red. Go for it! My favorite suggestion is TEAL!

  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 29, 2016
    bright coral or a geranium. i like turquois as well.

  • Lauren Peterson Lauren Peterson on Feb 29, 2016
    Coral was what I was leaning towards! Although I have seen some beautiful turquoise doors as well. Interior palette will be gray/pink/turquoise so either of those would work well.

  • Diane C Diane C on Feb 29, 2016
    Living in the south and between colonial Williamsburg and Richmond VA, the norm is to use colonial colors.( My home is a historical two story salt box farm house in burgundy, white trim, black shutters & door). Go to Lowes or Homes Depot & look at authentic colonial colors.Check out Pinterest as well, there are lots of examples

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Mar 01, 2016
    Here is a picture of a house that we renovated. The door was originally black, but we changed it to this beautiful aqua. This house is similar to yours, so perhaps this will give you an idea.

  • S. Roy S. Roy on Mar 01, 2016
    Red red, red, definitely some shade of red. It will be the pop of color it needs.

  • Shautzie Shautzie on Mar 01, 2016
    go with the red

  • Jan Jan on Mar 02, 2016
    I would also say some shade of RED! Maybe not bright red, but definitely red.

  • Carole Carole on Mar 03, 2016
    Aqua or Raspberry

  • Tanya L M Tanya L M on Mar 04, 2016
    Marigold [realize it might look different on your monitor or device]

  • Tanya L M Tanya L M on Mar 04, 2016
    Raspberry Rose [realize it might look different on your monitor or device] Edit

  • Tanya L M Tanya L M on Mar 04, 2016
    Raspberry [realize it might look different on your monitor or device]

  • Nancy Nancy on May 30, 2016
    What is your favorite color? Bring your own personality to. This is statement of who you are.