article

8 Paint Colors for a Standout Front Door?

By Susannah Hutchison, Houzz via Realty Times

bluehammer
Photo by Locate Estate Agents

Extend a standout greeting with a memorable hue at your home's entry

Decisions, decisions. For your front door, do you go for classic black or shocking pink, calming blue or stately green? For inspiration on how to make your front door the star of the street, check out the choices below.

Think pink. Get the neighbors talking with an unusual (but lovely) shade of pink. Not shocking but not shy and retiring either, this salmon shade works particularly well with the surrounding painted gray woodwork.

bluehammer Photo by – Look for entryway pictures

Make a match. A more mellow hello is offered by this pale door, which perfectly matches the gentle tone of the stone walls. And it proves that you don't need to shout to get noticed. Mini olive trees in terra-cotta pots on either side of the door break up the color block and add to the rustic feel.

bluehammer Photo by Farrow & Ball – Look for entryway pictures

Go back to black. It's hardly the wildest front-door option, but black remains incredibly popular for a reason. It looks super smart, it never goes out of style, and it suits all types of houses. But to make sure it's chic instead of bleak, add some potted topiary, chrome or brass elements, and make sure that the rest of the paintwork is crisp and bright. Job done.

bluehammer Photo by Boscolo Interior Design – More entryway ideas

Join the navy. A deep indigo is a bright alternative to black or gray, and it's different enough to turn heads. The owners of this house went for a matte finish to give their period cottage a modern edge.

bluehammer Photo by gda architecture – Discover entryway design ideas

Transform with yellow. There's no number on the door, and why would there need to be? The owner simply has to tell everyone, "You can't miss it — it's the house with the yellow door." The painted white brickwork and gray-framed windows add to the standout modern look.

bluehammer Photo by ARCHEA Ltd – Browse entryway ideas

Go green. To ensure there's no color clash with the greenery in your front yard, you could opt for a soft woodland green like this one for the door.

bluehammer Photo by The London Door Company – Search home design pictures

Rock the red look. Matching the style of the front door to the style of the house is important. A bright red door might seem a bit out-there for a traditional home, but not if it has a classic paneled design and traditional brassware that tones down the shade.

bluehammer Photo by Locate Estate Agents – More entryway photos

Be bold. In the "notice me" department, a vibrant shade of orange is hard to beat. And if you ever get tired of it, a whole new look is just a paint can away.

bluehammer Photo by Roundabout Studio Inc. – Search exterior home pictures

Meet halfway. Want a color that's cheerful but you can't see yourself embracing an ultra-bright shade? For a softer approach, this duck-egg blue could be just right - and it works just as well against a white exterior as it does with this red brick.

bluehammer Photo by Designerpaint – Search entryway pictures

Spread the love. If you love the color you've chosen for your front door, why not use it on the window frames too? Of course, if you've gone for orange (see above) it's probably best to use it just on the door.

The bright blue here, however, suits the coastal feel of the house and works well with the gray siding and white wall.

bluehammer Photo by The Bazeley Partnership – Look for exterior home pictures

Want to estimate your home improvement costs before talking with a contractor? Claim your home for free with bluehammer to estimate costs, secure your home inventory and learn more about your home.

* THIS REPORT IS AN OPINION THAT MAY BE INACCURATE AND IS PROVIDED SOLELY AS AN INFORMATIONAL TOOL NOT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE DEFINITIVE ANSWERS. ALL ELEMENTS ARE OFFERED "AS IS" AND BLUEBOOK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND GUARANTEES OF ANY NATURE, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLITILY, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BLUEBOOK (OR THEIR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE FOR ANY GENERAL, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING : (1) RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS PRESENTED, (2) COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, (3) LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, (4) DELAYS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, (5) AND ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION) WHETHER OR NOT BLUEBOOK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Know what you should pay for your home improvement projects with bluehammer.Claim your home. It's free!

Popular


Condo Renovations: Making The Most Of Your Space

In real estate, nothing ever stays the same. In Toronto, the types of condo buyers are constantly changing, says real estate agent Cynthia Goodchild of Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Johnston and Daniel Division.

Wall Mounting (Hanging) a Flatscreen TV

Wall mounting your new flatscreen TV not only looks great but also saves space.

Installing an Interior Light Fixture

Interior lighting not only helps you see better, but also adds to the decor of your home. Upgrading an interior light is a great way to spruce up an area and save on energy costs.

The Homeowner's Summer Maintenance Checklist

New season. New tasks. As summer approaches, make sure your home is set with this home maintenance checklist.

Removing Your Popcorn Ceiling

More and more homeowners are changing out their popcorn ceilings for a more modern look.

8 Paint Colors for a Standout Front Door?

Extend a standout greeting with a memorable hue at your home's entry

7 Tricks Hotels Use That Can Make Your Home Look and Work Better

Looking to breathe some life into your house? Maybe all you need is a vacation. A hotel stay is great for a lot of reasons - as a romantic getaway, an opportunity to see the world or explore new places, a break from work or kids - but taking a good look at your surroundings can also give you great ideas for refreshing your space when you get back home.

It's Time to Clean Your Kitchen Dishwasher

Whether your dishwasher has a funky smell to it or not, a periodic cleaning should be at the top of your to-do list

Find The Right Interior Doors For Your Home

Take a minute to count the number of doors in your house. Surprising, right? Consider then, the impact that a little attention to the doors can have on the overall style and design of your home. Whether you're just moving in or staging for a sale, new doors are a simple way to dramatically update the space. The good news is that there are as many styles of doors as there are doors in your home. Making the decision is the toughest part.

Stylish Bath Storage Solutions: Ways to Complement Your Bathroom Vanity

Finding adequate storage is a particularly challenging problem in bathrooms, and not just because they are usually the smallest rooms in the house. Bathrooms have increasingly become the place to store a large and diverse number of items, including bath towels, beauty supplies, toiletries, hair care products, medications, soaps, shampoo, and assorted cleansers. And if the primary inhabitants of the bathroom happen to be teenagers, then the demand for storage space increases exponentially.

See More Articles