Looking for color advice for exterior door

I'm replacing the doors on the front and side entry of my home. Roofing will be a hickory color which has a little red in it. I was thinking a fiberglass door with a red/brown color for the front door with tan storm door.. two questions, would that look good with my trim on this house and does the side door have to be the same?
q looking for color advice for exterior door, curb appeal, doors, paint colors, painting
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 21, 2015
    The side door has nothing to do with the front door.Once the front door color is decided you can easily blend another color to tie everything in. Earlier you mentioned you hated brown Iam assuming your staying with that.

    • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Aug 21, 2015
      @Janet Pizaro yes, I just dont want to spend everything to just change a color.... if I need to change something that is not functional ( My door for instance) it's worth it, but Im going to hold off on anything that might be changed by a buyer anyway. good to know about the side door though, I thought it had to be match or at least the same color.

  • Janet chambers Janet chambers on Aug 21, 2015
    I would give it some pop, and paint it red! seriously

    • Nancy J Nancy J on Aug 22, 2015
      @Janet chambers I agree, I always read the comments before I comment, and was going to say the same thing! Amy, your front door is your focal point, you want to draw attention to it, not have it blend in with the rest of the house. I say a bright red! If it is in the budget, stain or paint the concrete, can't tell if it is a porch or stoop, but would look fabulous painted. Then, bring in some more red, planters,etc

  • HouseLogic.com HouseLogic.com on Aug 21, 2015
    We agree with @janet chambers Maybe these ideas will inspire you: http://goo.gl/iz06fE

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Aug 21, 2015
    I agree,I spend money if something is impractical or a nuisance.If I need color,I add color, not change what's there.If your door is too boring for you, why not add a wreath , flag, or sign to it to add color?

    • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Aug 21, 2015
      @Polly Zieper oh the door needs to go, the door jams are rotted and the storm door is well beyond its better days... i was thinkling about changing the siding and trim... but that can stay brown I guess..

  • Molly Ferguson Molly Ferguson on Aug 21, 2015
    I think a nice warm terra cotta orange could look good as well and blend nicely with the brown and tan tones.

  • Dottie Dottie on Aug 22, 2015
    I would paint it a red color and add a door mat and planter with something green in it to soften the brick and concrete.

  • Constance Marshall Constance Marshall on Aug 22, 2015
    I am like everyone else. Red is your best bet. The mail box and light are a big issue. The light needs a bit more drama and the mailbox needs replaced or at least spray painted in the family of your new light. Black is always nice. Change your numbers to black also or if you can find something similar to the dark brown of your trim that would be good. I agree a planter by the door would be nice. Something that you can change out seasonally. if your side door can be seen as you walk up to the house make the storm door the same.

  • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Aug 22, 2015
    Thank you!

  • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Aug 22, 2015
    Love the ideas! Thanks so much! I've just paid off this house and just have been working so hard that I've not had any time to give it the love it needs! Or even think about it! So any help with this is much appreciated!!

  • Me Me on Aug 22, 2015
    whatever color you go with for doors, paint the main door and storm door the same color. That keeps things from being busy, and adds strength.

  • Nancy J Nancy J on Aug 22, 2015
    If you go to SherwinWilliams website, there is a virtual paint color finder, upload this picture and it will help you visualize what the new doors with the colors would look like

  • Cissy Cissy on Aug 22, 2015
    I would suggest you go to Hobby Lobby, Micheals, or some other craft store and buy bottles of craft paints in colors you think might work and then paint chips the size of envelopes and hold them in a fan with the roof shingle and the siding and you will soon see which ones work best. I would suggest all outside doors that show from the street be the same. These paints cost 1.00 a bottle and they can give you some quick answers.

  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Aug 22, 2015
    Go with something that will pop! I'm not sure because I don't see the photo clearly, but bright yellow, lime green. Red is good luck you know. Maybe black? Or you can search online for "colors for exterior house doors".

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 24, 2015
    Can't tell from pic on my computer if your trim is brown or black. I'd spray the mailbox with a metal paint to spruce it up. With red brick and tans or black, I would consider a blue shade for doors to pop.

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    • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Aug 24, 2015
      @Marion Nesbitt I've always thought tan and lighter shades of blue go well together now that I think about it! I really love this site, it's so helpful in getting my brain actually thinking of these creative ideas.. which hasnt happened in a very long time!