Choosing a front door color

Front door colors

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I feel it’s a waste to paint the front door the same color as the body or trim. Choosing a separate accent color for the front door is important. An accent color to highlight the design or architecture of your home. When someone comes to visit, the front door is a focal point. It’s nice to have a color that makes people feel welcome.

Choosing a color


As a child, many girls would dream of getting married and living in a house with a red door. Today, red is probably the most common color on front doors. Red is warm and inviting. Burgundy is another common color. Also popular is black, green and blue. Exteriors with three colors are common. A main color which is referred to as “body color” the trim color, and an accent color for the front door. Choose a color that compliments the body and trim colors. Often the shutters will also be painted the accent color. Most paint suppliers will have free brochure’s with 3 color paint schemes. This is a good place to start. Something that goes with the design or architecture of your home. Many people will walk or drive through the neighborhood looking at other front doors.


Use a quality paint

Put a good paint on your front door. At Northwest Painting, we do not put ordinary house paint on front doors. We use an actual enamel for more durability. Call us at 360-225-7427 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate 318480_253359571375124_100001032483018_728792_893456243_n


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