One of the best things about designing the front door is that it’s not beholden to the color palette that your roof, siding and trim have. This gives you the option to choose virtually anything as long as it attracts the eye and makes a great first impression.
Classic Red Door — Red doors never go out of style because they look great whatever the exterior design and color palette is. Red has the longest wavelength among all colors, which makes it stand out no matter what other colors surround it. When used as the door color, it serves as a beacon that draws the viewer’s eyes from the curb. A solid red door creates a striking effect. You can add a fanlight (transom windows) if you wish to have more natural lighting.
Dark Paneled Door — Dark surfaces create a sense of mystery that is eye-catching. Shades of dark blue or gray can create this effect, especially when set against light-colored trim and/or wall. Choose a paneled design to add dimensionality to the entry door; otherwise, it would look flat.
Contemporary Doors — More than a few people use the terms “modern” and “contemporary” interchangeably, but they’re actually two different things. In terms of architecture, “modern” refers to the angular style that stemmed from the Art Deco style of the 1920s and is characterized by flat roofs, which makes roof repair and installation different than typical residential roofs. “Contemporary,” on the other hand, is what is considered as today’s design: wood components combined with glass, metal and state-of-the-art materials. Contemporary front doors, therefore, can be made with a natural wood finish, which provides a nice contrast against a glass or concrete front facade.
White Door Against Stone or Brick — If your home has permanent components like brick or stone, a white door creates a nice contrast in both color and texture. This effect is best achieved with naturally weathered components.
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