Should screen door and front door be the same color?

Marilyn Bates
by Marilyn Bates
I have a wooden screen door painted black to match the trim. The front door is barn red but it sort of disappears behind the screen door. Should they match?
should screen door and front door be the same color
  11 answers
  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on May 19, 2017

    If you want the door to stand out then I would definitely paint the screen door to match.

  • Julie Van Dyke Julie Van Dyke on May 19, 2017

    I don't think they need to match but if you want it to pop, I would paint it a bright color instead of barn red, maybe cherry red to match the chairs you have on the porch. Colored doors are very popular where I live right now. Mine is a pretty ocean blue!

  • Dmotan Dmotan on May 19, 2017

    Your home is charming. I am a bohemian so I would paint the screen door a pretty bright color to make it pop. I would also address the trim on the windows and the railings. It is a bit dark. To make your home even more charming, think of a pale yellow/green so it becomes a real showplace.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 19, 2017

    A brighter color for the front door would be more visible.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 19, 2017

    I think it can go either way. Since your steps appear to be red, the red door goes with that. The black and red add nice a contrast to each other. A black door with a black screen door matching the trim works well too. Either way would be fine.

  • Marcie Marcie on May 19, 2017

    Personally, I think to have different colors takes away from the "wow" factor you can have with a front door. I prefer them both to be the same color.

  • Lora Lora on May 19, 2017

    Cute little house! I would paint the screen door to match.

  • Darling house and love the porch! I would either paint it to match the door or introduce a lighter color to have it more visible.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 19, 2017


  • Annie Annie on May 09, 2021

    I painted both my front door and screen door teal. Looks great

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 27, 2023

    No! They don't have to match, its up to you what you like! Maybe add a wreath or something on the grill of the door to make it stand out.