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Top 10 Colors for Your Front Door

Posted on October 24, 2022 in Pella Windows & Doors of Nashville

Your Nashville home’s exterior influences how inviting your space is, and the focal point of your exterior is your front door. Whether you’re selling your property or you just want to refresh the your home's atmosphere, your front door makes a big impact. If you’re struggling to pick a color for your door replacement or your DIY door painting project, here are ten front door colors selected by our Pella of Nashville experts that you can consider:

Red is a vibrant hue that immediately catches the eyes of your guests and neighbors. It can serve as an accent color to complement neutral-colored walls and windows. You can pair it with gray walls to make a big visual impact. However, note that magenta clashes with red, so don’t pair a red front door with magenta walls.

If red is too striking for your taste but you still want a warm tone, you can opt for something softer, like orange. Orange emits a fresh and vibrant energy without being too harsh on the eyes. We recommend pairing it with neutral colors like white, gray, and beige. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your entryway without overwhelming your space. However, if your home is green, tread with caution; most shades of these colors don’t pair well together.

Yellow is an eye-catching color that can brighten up your home’s exterior. It can be combined with a variety of colors, and you can even use it as an accent color or a supplementary hue for your window frames and other exterior furnishings.
Yellow works with many different colors; just be mindful of the specific shade you use to ensure that it complements the other colors of your home’s exterior. 

Green can draw the eye without being overwhelming. Its association with nature makes it a perfect front door color if you have a wooden finish. A green door with gray walls and black trim is also a flattering combination. Pair this color with a beautifully manicured front yard, and it can make your home very visually cohesive. However, green doesn’t pair particularly well with orange, so keep this in mind.

If you want a pop of color that’s both refreshing and calming at the same time, blue is your best bet. Blue has a variety of different shades, so it can pair well with many different finishes and materials, especially stone and timber. A blue front door with red brick walls can be exciting. Or, if you have a modern Nashville house, you can opt for a darker shade to emphasize the sharp silhouette. However, if your home features a lot of purple, it may be best to reconsider. Blue doesn’t always pair well with this color.

Purple is an elegant color that adds a regal touch to your home’s exterior. It can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your entryway. To enhance its visual impact, we suggest planting yellow or white flowers near the door to increase the contrast and draw the eye toward your entryway. Because purple and blue fall in the same color family, they tend to clash, so we suggest that you avoid combining them.

While black is considered a neutral color, it can be striking when used as an accent. A classic black front door can make your entryway look more modern and stylish. Add some gold brass knockers and peepholes to emphasize its sophistication. A black front door works with any wall color. We recommend using a matte finish for a striking look.

White is another neutral color that works with any type of wall color, finish, or material. It’s a timeless choice that never goes out of style. However, it can be more challenging to maintain than other colors since dust and other elements can quickly stain the paint. Take precautions to avoid rapid deterioration, such as applying varnish and other protectants. We also recommend hiring painting services to refresh the paint layer every few years.

As another neutral, you won’t have a problem with finding colors that work with a gray front door. It can serve as an accent to white or beige walls and can also complement more vibrant wall colors, like red bricks or dark brown wood. Dove gray is a popular choice among Nashville homeowners.

Lastly, you can opt for a classic brown paint to emphasize the wooden material of your front door. It can give off a traditional, homey vibe that makes any entryway welcoming. Green is a great accent color for brown, so you can place some wreaths or plants on and around the front door to beautify your Nashville home’s exterior.

When you’re getting ready for a front door replacement or gearing up to try door painting it yourself, keep in mind that choosing the best front door color depends largely on the style and colors you already have in your home. You want to strike a cohesive color scheme without it feeling too monotonous. Once you find the right color, everything else will fall into place. 

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