I did a paint consultation on Monday for a front door of a couple who live in Washington state. The current color of the front door is red, and I chose two better options for them to consider. Below is the before:
Besides choosing a front door color, I offered my advice about the paint color placement. I knew if I simply gave them a new color for the door, they would repaint the door, sidelights, and surrounding trim all the same color. And I don’t believe they should.
Many people paint out the door and surrounding trim and sidelight windows in this manner. They probably think it makes a bigger impact since the accent color covers more area, which may be true. However, it’s not the most updated choice of color placement. Instead, I recommended two options of color for the door ONLY. The surrounding trim and sidelights should be painted out like the existing trim and body color. Here’s an example of the difference on another home:
Here’s a close-up of their stone exterior next to the door:
Here are the two options for front door colors I suggested to work with the exterior stone:
front door color options
Either of these paint colors on the front door ONLY, and the existing trim/body color on the sidelights and trim around the door will be a sharp update on this home. If you’d like to have your front door updated, contact my assistant for details: firstname.lastname@example.org