How to Pick a Front Door Color for Your Ozaukee Home

Are you looking to paint the front door of your home, but have no idea what color to choose? While it may seem like a simple decision, picking the right door color can be tricky.

You want to pick a color that complements your home’s look and gives it a pop of personality. But, you don’t want to choose something that makes your home stick out like a sore thumb either.

So, how do you make the right decision? Read on to learn how to pick a front door color.

bright red residential front door

1. Look at a Color Wheel

A color wheel is your secret weapon to finding the right door color for your home. And, luckily, you can easily find a color wheel online.

All you need to do is pick the color of your home, and then the wheel will show you the other colors that best complement it.

  • If you’re going for a monochromatic style, you can choose a color that’s the same shade as your home. For example, if you have a yellow house, you could choose a yellow door that’s a slightly different shade of yellow.
  • For a light contrast, you’ll want to choose a color that’s about three shades away from the color of your home.
  • For a complementary color, you’ll want to go to the other side of the color wheel. For example, a purple door with a yellow house.

2. Take Note of Your Home’s Style

When choosing a front door color, you not only want to keep the color of the rest of your home in mind, but you also want to consider the style of your home.

Let’s look at which colors and styles work well together.

Traditional

If you have a traditional, Victorian style home, then rich, deep door colors often work well. Black, dark red, and navy are all excellent choices.

Old-Fashioned Farm House

If you have an old-fashioned farmhouse-style home, then bright colors work really well. For example, a red door on a white home.

Cottage Style or English Tudor

Their are plenty of gorgeous English Tudors throughout Ozaukee county that could look even better with uniquely colored doors. And both cottage and English Tudor styles of homes tend to look great with pastel colors, since pastels add a pop of fresh color to their traditional looks.

3. Consider Your Own Personal Style

While the above tips for door colors are all safe bets, don’t be afraid to break tradition and let your own personal style rule your decision!

Think about some of your favorite colors. If nothing comes to mind immediately, take a look in your closet. What color comprises most of your wardrobe?

If the answer doesn’t seem like it would be a good fit for your home, then consider choosing the same color but in a different shade. For example, maybe deep purple would be too bold but a lavender might work perfectly.

Finding the Right Door Color for Your Home

Now that you know how to pick a front door color, it may be time to give the other areas in your home some attention as well. Why stop with your front door?

We help with not only door installation and replacement, but also windows, roofing, and siding in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Ozaukee counties. Contact us today with any questions you might have.