What Color Should My Entry Door Be?
Wanting to freshen up your home’s outside? Or make it more attractive to future homebuyers? A new front entry door is a fantastic way to make your residence attract attention.
There are many options and colors to pick from when you’re doing door replacement in Decatur, but we’re available to support you. Our Pella of Decatur design consultants are experts in helping you choose just the right exterior door to correspond with your residence’s architectural style.
Once you choose a solution, the ideal color on your new Pella® door can make it stand out. Here are our recommendations when you’re considering what color your front door should be.
How Your Home’s Architecture Influences Front Door Color
First, you should think over your house’s look. Is it traditional, contemporary or farmhouse? This can influence the style for your door replacement, as well as the color.
We frequently see conventional colors—like dark blues, greens, reds or black—paired with a traditional-style residence. If you live in a contemporary or farmhouse-style house, try using brighter colors that enhance your house’s outside.
If your siding is a darker color, having a lighter door can really stand out. But it’s good to know that lighter colors including white and tan can be trickier to keep clean.
It’s ideal to add some contrast, but don’t go overboard. We suggest sticking with several corresponding colors for the siding, trim and accents including doors.
Based on the type of siding your home has, here are a couple matching front door colors:
- Brick exterior—dark blue or navy
- Gray siding—dark blue, navy or red
- Green, white or tan siding—red
- Light blue or black siding—dark blue or navy
If you’re listing your home, it’s important to keep your possible buyers in mind. You may want to go with more timeless colors, including blue, brown, green, red or white. Doors that are too brightly colored, like pink, purple or orange, may be a sticking point for future buyers.
At Pella of Decatur, we can help you select the ideal exterior entry door to complement your home and boost your curb appeal. Contact us at 217-423-7722 today to get started with your exterior door replacement project.