Every time I see a front door washing out on an exterior or it is the same color as the shutters, I feel that the personality of the home is being sacrificed. Do not neglect this opportunity! Your door can be the backdrop of family photos OR how people remember your house. Do not forget the front door- it wants to be seen and it has something to say, “welcome!”
See my front door below
Front door color: Sherwin Williams Citronella SW6915
How To Choose Your Front Door Color?
Create a palette with these 3 colors, allowing the front door to be the brightest and boldest pop. Your scheme should compliment where there is contrast between light and dark and muted and bright. If your house is brick, make sure your colors do not compete with the brick. Orange and red will not work! Dark trims are a great accent against brick homes or if you have light siding. If you have a lot of black shutters, your front door should not be black because it will disappear. Try to use 3 to four different colors on your exterior if you can. You have 3 to 4 opportunities with the exterior siding, shutters, trim and a front door color. Sometimes you may even have an accent area of shakes or a different material that could also coordinate into your palette.
Front door- Create your pop here!
Trim — White OR go for a darker accent color.
Shutters — Go for a complimentary color that is at least two shades darker or lighter than your siding.
Siding — Most people go neutral here, but you can also go dark and really make a statement!
Accent siding [ie. shakes] — Pull in your shutter color here OR go two shades lighter or darker than your siding. You don’t have to be on the same paint chip for this!
Exterior color scheme examples:
Shutters: navy blue
Front Door: kelly green
Shutters: olive green
Front Door: yellow
Trim: dark taupe
Front Door: apple red
Exterior: charcoal gray
Shutters: light gray
Front Door: indigo/orange/lime green