Your front door can be more than just a way in. With the look of your entryway hanging in the balance, here are some helpful tips to picking the perfect front door color for your home.
The Timeless Classic
Traditional doesn’t have to mean boring, and though neutral door paint colors may feel like a safe bet when painting your entryway, pairing them purposefully with the surrounding palette can create elegant, modern beauty.
With softer white colors like Glacial Ice, for example, you can introduce harmony to your entryway palette. These neutral tones are key for creating a standout yet classic look.
If you’re searching for a more unique look, a colorful door against a neutral palette might be your best bet. Choose a brighter, smoother tone to balance out the details of ornate molding, and try to use darker paint colors to contrast a light bricked or templated home, or vice versa.
If you’re working with a relatively subdued, neutral palate, consider adding a splash of color to draw attention and inspiration to your doorway. Especially if your entryway has visually complex trim, a soft, lighter paint color can complement a vivid door paint color, like the deep, rich red of Apple A Day.
With a brick exterior, a colorful door can bring an equally interesting flavor to your entryway. Consider Catnip with a smooth white trim for a stand-out contemporary look. Be sure to play off of the color of your brick, using a darker, richer color to anchor a lighter brick and lean toward a creamier accent to compliment a deeper brick color.
If you have an unpainted wooden door, its natural grain and color can make a truly stunning addition to your entryway. Pay special attention to the surrounding paint colors (Delicate White/Victorian Pewter, pictured), as they shouldn’t compete with the main event; the natural beauty of wood.
Want to design your own perfect palette? Check out our complete list of potential entryway colors!