Whether you’re positioned just off the road or down a winding drive, a cheerful front door is the architectural equivalent of a neighborly welcome.
Painting your front door is an easy and inexpensive weekend DIY project that will make a huge improvement to the appearance of your home. But, with so many color choices out there, it can be overwhelming to find that just right paint color to complement your stately brick house or to add a cheerful accent to your crisp white farmhouse.
For a polished, sophisticated look, consider a black front door. Think blue for something classically country—from an airy sky blue to a handsome navy. The color red has age-old cred: In Colonial times, a red front door indicated weary travelers were welcome to spend the night. And, a shade of green is a natural compliment to a shingled cottage or other neutral exterior.
Once you've given your front door its facelift, make your entry even more welcoming with a seasonal wreath, then it's on to your yard for a colorful update with hydrangeas, roses, or a bed of bee and butterfly attracting wildflowers.
We've made it easy for you with this roundup of some of our favorite front door color ideas in a range of hues.