Colorful Front Doors

The home's front door(s) should be designed to coordinate with the architecture of the home.  For many of the traditional homes that have solid wood doors or a combination of wood and glass they are typically stained a brown or painted a neutral color--black, white, & red.  One way to make that front door stand out from the rest is to paint it with a unique, fun color.  Colorful front doors are becoming more and more popular.  It's a reflection of the homeowners personality, and a great way to make your home stand out from the rest.

Donna's Blog: Color Front Doors, House Beautiful
House Beautiful, photographer Cliff Norton


The Europeans have been painting their front doors for years.  And it seems that America has finally hopped on board.  I'm not talking about the traditional red door, but colors that most wouldn't typically use.  I believe that most see red doors almost as a neutral, and homeowners are wanting to select a color that is unique to them.  Popular color tones that people are painting their front doors are in the blue and green families, but if you really want to make people talk paint your front door yellow.  If you are worried about always liking the color you selected or resale (if the color appeals to most consumers), don't.  It's just paint, and the beauty of paint is that it can always be repainted.

Christy Davis
Christy Davis


So if you have been thinking about repainting your front door with a pop of color, here are some great images to help you visualize what color works for you.  Would you paint your front door?  If so, what color are you thinking?

Donna's Blog: Colorful Front Doors, House Beautiful
architect John Woolf, House Beautiful, Lisa Romerein



Donna's Blog: Colorful Front Doors
House Beautiful, photographer Amy Neunsinger







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