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


Comparing estimates and choosing a painting contractor

When choosing a painter for your project, it can be a bit overwhelming. Paint contractors are a dime a dozen. Finding a good painter is not so easy.

Prices can vary quite a bit. Quite often the consumer will simply look for the lowest price. More often than not, they may very well be comparing apples to oranges.

Not all paint jobs are equal. Not by a long shot. When you receive your estimate, take a good look at the scope of work. A good painting estimate will be detailed. How many coats? What products will be used? What procedures will be done during prep? Will the painter be covering and protecting anything that needs to be keep clean. Will the painter put up paint samples prior to starting? Is there a warranty? There is quite a bit to take into consideration.

At Northwest Painting we take a great amount of pride in all our jobs. We go the extra mile on prep work. We take the time to cover anything that isn’t supposed to be painted. We use premium products, and we do two coats. We provide a 5 year warranty on exteriors.

If you’re seeking a painting estimate in the Vancouver/SW Washington area, call Northwest Painting Inc @ 360-225-7427 for an estimate.