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What Color Should My Door Be?

What Color Should My Door Be?

Wanting to update your home’s exterior? Or make it more appealing to potential homebuyers? A new front entry door is a good way to make your home attract attention.

There are many options and colors to pick from when you’re working on door replacement in Idaho, but we’re ready to help. Our Pella of Idaho design consultants are experts in helping you choose just the right exterior door to highlight your residence’s architectural style.

Once you decide on a solution, the right color on your new Pella® door can make it stand out. Here is our advice when you’re thinking about what color your front door should be.

How Your House’s Style Affects Front Door Color

Initially, you should think about your house’s architecture. Is it traditional, contemporary or farmhouse? This can influence the style for your door replacement, in addition to the color.

We typically see classic colors—including dark blues, greens, reds or black—used with a traditional-style home. If you own a contemporary or farmhouse-style home, try choosing statement colors that complement your residence’s outside.

If your siding is a darker color, having a light-colored door can really stand out. But keep in mind that lighter colors including white and tan can be trickier to keep clean.

It’s good to add some contrast, but don’t go too far. We suggest sticking with a few corresponding colors for the siding, trim and accents including doors.

Based on the kind of siding you use, here are several matching front door colors:

  • Brick exterior—dark blue or navy
  • Gray siding—dark blue, navy or red
  • Green, white or tan siding—red
  • Light blue or black siding—dark blue or navy

If you’re selling your home, it’s crucial to keep your potential buyers in mind. You may want to select more standard colors, like blue, brown, green, red or white. Doors that are too vividly colored, like pink, purple or orange, can be a dealbreaker for potential buyers.

At Pella of Idaho, we can help you discover the best exterior entry door to complement your house and boost your curb appeal. Contact us at 208-373-0002 right away to begin your exterior door replacement project.

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