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How to Choose the Color of Your Front Door


Choose the color of your front door

Want to change the color of your front door but don’t know where to start or how to choose the perfect complimenting color to your home? Use this guide to make the best decision and give your home a whole new, updated look!

There are a few factors to consider when choosing the best color for your front door.

You may be hesitant to break out of the norm simply because the front door is there for all to see — your neighbors look at it, anyone that drives by will see it, and most importantly, you have to see it every day!

You want it to be a color that compliments your overall design choices, without having to change your other existing colors.  That being said, consider these factors when it’s time to make that front door change:


Choose the color of your front doorIf your home already has shutters, you’ll want to take that color into consideration.

A front door can either be the same color, a contrasting color, or a complimenting color.

  • For example, if your shutters are black or white, almost any front door color would work.
  • If your shutters are brown, your front door color could be a complimenting earth tone.


Shingle sampleTake the roof color into consideration when choosing the color for the front door.

One suggestion is to take a shingle sample to your paint store and choose a complimenting color.

Style of the homeAge and Style of the Home

Believe it or not, the age and style of your home plays a part in choosing a color for the front door.

For example, if your home is Victorian in style, a modern orange would not be the best color choice!


Stone sidingWhether your home has aluminum siding, brick, wood, or stone, the color of your front door should compliment it.

For example, if you have stone, opt for one of the darker colors you see.  That will help your front door to stand out as well as bring out the colors in the stone.


Outdoor FurnitureAnother factor you’ll want to consider is any outdoor furniture you already have in your design scheme on your front porch.

An interesting front door color choice could be something that brings out a certain color in the fabric.

When was the last time you updated the color of your front door?

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