How to Choose the Best Front Door Color

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Subject: Choosing Front and Back Door Color

My house is vinyl siding which is light blue (almost grey from far) with white trim. Shutter is white and garage door is also white.

My front door has stain glass with in cobalt blue which is the main color.

If I want to choose a bright color for the front and back door, should I go with blue? What shade of blue is recommended.

Mary Israel

Subject: Color to paint front door

I have cream colored vinyl siding with burgundy guttering & trim. No shutters. The trim around the windows are white & have never painted the garage door & remain white. I would like something different to paint my from door. It has always been burgundy. Thank you!

bobbie brunk

Subject: front door color

I have a two story traditional home. white siding on sides. red and grey tone brick on front of house. I have dark green shutters, and red doors. I would like to change the door color. If I have to I will change the shutters also. Any suggestions?

Joanne Randall

Subject: Door Color

We have a contemporary house with beige siding and a lot of brick on the lower level of the house. The roof over the front door porch makes this area look dark. I have a spice red on the door now and I'm not happy with it. What do you recommend? I've been thinking of Gloss Black, Navy, or a Flax Gold.


Subject: Choosing a front door colour

My house is a bungalow with an odd design. Has a large corner livingroom window on one end of the house beside a slightly sunkin front door with a small concrete porch, then a bedroom that jets out with white shutters and is the centre of the house. Beside that is another bedroom that sets back with 4 small windows followed by a single car garage that jets out a bit with a white garage door. House is 60+ years old with light green aluminum siding, brown roof, white trim. Any suggestions for a front door colour and should I change any trim colour or shutters?


Subject: Shutters/ door

I have a light tan house. My husband wants a reddish tone front door. Will need to change my wine colored shutters. Would green shutters match or what would you suggest?


Subject: Front Door Color

I own a condo and its white with black shutters, what color would go? I'm thinking a shade of county blue? any suggestions would be great.
Thank You


Subject: door color

we are looking to repaint our front door. Our home is a pretty white cape, with shutters a medium blue, and a light gray fan pattern above the door. What color would you suggest we paint our door for curb appeal?


Subject: Door color

Dutch colonial has tan siding with green shutters. Would like something different in color for front and side door. Any suggestions

Mary B

Subject: Front Door Color

My house has white vinyl siding and a Biscayne blue roof (very little blue actually, mostly shades of gray). I'd like to do a blue door but what shade of blue? I can't seem to find a blue that looks good, it blue the wrong color? I don't have shutters and can't add them. The capping around the windows is a washed out gray blue color that looks good with this new roof.


Subject: Changing the colour of the front door

I am repainting the front door, I am one of 3 listed stone cottages, one is painted canary yellow, next door is crimson red, and I am(Farrow and Ball) sage green. We all have cream around the doorway.
What colour would you suggest, other than repainting as before? I have brass door fittings.
Any comments please?

Ora Herrera

Subject: Front Door

My question is what color would be best for my front door. My brick is like oat meal color my trim is dark brown. Would a dark red for my door look okay?

Connie Stewart

Subject: Door Color

Hey ,
Really need help with a color for my front door. My home is cream color with dark brown shutters,gutters,and windows. The shingles are a lighter tan.


Subject: Door colour

Hey Connie.
I had a similar problem with another home I purchased. The home has a light yellow siding and originally had brown trim and orange trim around the windows. Yes, a designer's nightmare for sure. The colour combination I chose was beige trim around the windows, chocolate brown on the garage doors and dark blue on the front door. Looks amazing and didn't have to replace the siding.
Hope this helps.

Kathy Pounds

Subject: Front door color

My home is a salmon colored brick. The trim is a creamy light tan and I would like to paint the front door a different color. The house has more of a French design. What would be some good colors to consider?

Gail Rowe

Subject: Front Door Color

I'm not selling my home. Not sure what color for my front door, side door? I have light grey vinyl siding that looks like wood with darker shade of grey for the shutters. At certain times the shutters on the windows look like a dark blue.
My question is what color's for the front and side doors, the side door can be seen from the road? My favorite color is aqua/turquoise but the house that is located on the other side of the street not directly across to the left has like an aqua, I do not want to copy?

Charles Schoellkopf

Subject: Door color

Hi I feel a dark rich red would make the tan really pop. And will draw attention to not just the door but the whole home. .

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.