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?
q should screen door and front door be the same color
  10 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