Top Color Choices for Your Front Door

Top Color Choices for Your Front Door

Martin Whitmore, President of US Window & Door
house with glass door entrance.jpg

Looking for front door color ideas to enhance the appearance of your home? There's a wide range of hues available, from timeless favorites to more contemporary hues.

In addition to complementing the facade, color should strike the right note, whether it is cheerful and welcoming or more formal and classic. There are so many options from bold to neutral colors you can use for your doors San Diego

When people view your home, they are first drawn to your front door. The good news is that there is no shortage of front door color ideas to choose from. There's a color out there for every taste, whether it's "big and bold" or "subtle and sophisticated.".

In this artilce, we’ll cover the various color ideas you can potentially use for your San Diego doors.

Teal Door

Teal doors can be bold, but varying shades of this exuberant blue look stunning against tan house paint. Additionally, teal front doors are a great match for houses with white exteriors or sidings made from natural materials (wood, brick, etc.).

Colors like this will always remind you of the calm of the sea and sky. Teal can boost emotional healing when painted on your front door. Furthermore, teal is also a symbol of creativity. With neutral-colored walls, a teal front door stands out.

Teal can be painted on any type of front door. From single-hinged, double barn, and double french doors to unique double Dutch doors, almost every door type can be painted in teal color. The color teal should be used with caution, as with other bold colors. 

Red Door

There is something elegant, bold, and dignified about a red front door. Red doors complement brick houses and other warm-toned colors well. Whether it's a vibrant shade of fire-engine red or a soothing shade of coral, red is one of the most popular colors for front doors.

Crimson, salmon, burgundy, scarlet, ruby: Red is a color full of drama with hundreds of shades and hues. You can use it to add playful energy or traditional elegance, to draw a striking contrast, or to complement your existing color scheme. Any shade of red can make an otherwise bland exterior stand out. An easy and quick update can boost your home's curb appeal.

house with bright red door.

Generally, different shades of red are made by varying the amounts of white and black, as well as the intensities of bases. Compared to a soft pastel shade of red, a deep, rich burgundy contains more black.

No matter what the architectural style of your home is, red can complement that design and create a mood from the street. Red creates a sense of calm and solidity. On the other hand, a brighter, more electric hue will convey much more energy and excitement. Select a red paint that evokes the feeling you want for your exterior.

A red front door can complement or contrast the rest of your home's exterior, as well as provide an accent to its style. An exterior with dark siding or brick might benefit from a brighter red. Adding a darker hue of red to lighter siding might be beneficial. Both choices will help draw attention to the door and offer attractive contrast.

Choosing the right shade of red for your front door can be guided by your home's style. Classic hues might be appropriate for a traditionally styled door. Cottages and contemporary homes offer more design and color options, such as candy-apple red or ruby. However, design rules can always be broken, so you should choose a color you love.

Brown Door

Create contrast by going even darker with the brown of your home. Rich, chocolatey brown is an inviting and stylish door color. Stain-wood doors are also gaining popularity because they add a natural, rustic touch to your home while blending well with most color schemes. Moreover, you can choose the perfect shade of wood stain for your home. 

bright colored sliding door on stylish terrace

A brown exterior front door has proven to be a fantastic choice for millions of homes. Regardless of the style of the home, brown can enhance curb appeal and increase resale value. It's easy to see why brown color schemes make an instant impression, especially when paired with accent colors that really make a home stand out. Incorporating a dark color like brown into your home's exterior is easy, whether it's a brown roof, brown siding, or brown doors. trim, or brown exterior paint. But the benefits skyrocket even higher when the color brown is paired with fiber cement siding. 

Brown doors also have a higher capacity to age well when it’s time to resell your home. With brown siding, your home will stay in style for years to come, protecting its value.  

In addition to providing a new palette for current and potential homeowners, neutral siding allows each family to add their own personal touches without having to undergo a major renovation. Moreover, brown is easy to maintain since it conceals marks, dings, and dirt better than its contrasting color, white.

It is possible to achieve a modern aesthetic with a classic feel with wooden doors. Enjoy all the physical benefits of wood without the maintenance, rot, or pest problems. 

If stone textures are more your style, you can get a brownstone look. Stone-texture doors are highly flexible because they can be used for accents or whole swaths of siding and doors, allowing you to mix and match different material types and colors. 

Black Door

Black doors are stately and elegant, and off-black allows you to get the same effect without going too dark. An off-black door contrasts best against light modern homes. 

Another shade is jet black. Painting your door jet black, you’ll transform your traditional entryway with a posh upgrade. The darker the door and the lighter the house, the more powerful your entrance will look. 

An elegant and classy room can be enhanced with black doors. A white door, for example, creates a charming, country-style feel, while a black door gives a more sophisticated appearance. A black door will help bring everything together if your room has one or more black accents. By choosing a light or white frame, you can create a more cohesive space.

Choosing a darker door will help you conceal any imperfections on a door. A black door will make an otherwise unattractive room seem less drab. Installing a black door with glass panels will create a wonderful frame effect. Your black door will help frame the view of the room on the other side of the door much like a picture frame.

Rooms with fireplaces or large TVs can appear void when they are surrounded by a solid wall. You can offset this by adding a black door. Creating a balance in the room will help offset the black void. Any door can be enhanced by the color black. Consider how black could make a modern interior door look good if black can make an old door look good! Your doors looking this good will have a positive effect on your entire room as well as your entire home.

Lighter colors tend to get dirty more quickly. Darker colors might still pick up dirt if you have children or pets, but it won't be as noticeable. Although you will still need to clean your black doors, you will not have to worry about stains. You can't go wrong with a black door in a long hallway when you want to set a clear destination point. The use of contrast colors, it's great for giving spacious rooms some definition. Dark floors can make the room look smaller if you add too many dark design elements. The black door, however, will complement the dark flooring without making it feel smaller.

sliding glass door with dark frames

Having colors that contrast is very attractive to the eye. Narrow, black doors help bring the eyes up, thereby tricking the brain into thinking that the ceiling is higher than it really is! Having low ceilings in your basement or elsewhere in the home means you'll need this type of door.

White and Brick Door

White and brick front doors can add warmth to homes with white siding or brick siding. It looks stunning and striking if your exterior has a deep gray or blue color palette.

When selecting a color for the door, be mindful of how the color pairs with the brick and the home’s other features, such as your trimmings, shutters, fascia, and roof. A subdued teal door would complement a white brick house with a gray asphalt roof but would clash with a white brick house with a brown wooden roof. In this case, a warm-toned neutral would be more harmonious.

Choose US Window and Door for Your Front Door Installation

As a result, white front doors are almost always a good choice. The versatile color works well with any style or vibe of the exterior, whether it is colorful and vibrant, monochromatic, traditional, or even modern.

Adding a white front door is an easy way to add contrast to a dark siding or complement a brightly colored exterior. Due to the timeless nature of white, it will also last you a lifetime.

If you’re interested in replacing your windows, US Window and Door offers a wide selection of colors, designs, and materials for your front doors. While replacing front doors can enhance security and energy efficiency, they can also significantly boost your home’s curb appeal. 

Schedule a free in-home estimate today!