Daring Door Colors

I often use the metaphor of a chef to describe designing a home. We all start with the same basic ingredients, mix them up, and put in our personal and signature spices to make the dish sing. Often a dish can be saved from mediocrity by a beautiful presentation, such as choosing an unexpected garnish to brighten and add interest.

And when you think about it, the front door is the garnish of the home. It can be blended as a harmonious element of the house as a whole, or it can be a bright accent that changes everything. So a fuchsia fantasy on a traditional facade? Why yes, please! 

Gorgeoux

Gorgeoux

Want the easiest door to spot on the block? Sunshine yellow will draw them in every time! Yellow can be a pleasant surprise on a traditional home, or the smile that says we don’t take ourselves too seriously on something modern. Also, this turmeric yellow shade is very of-the-moment right now!

Urban Front

Urban Front

How about a vivid Greek Isle blue on a very un-Greek traditional brick  facade?

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Front doors don’t have to be the brightest color on the wheel to make an impact. A traditional English black lacquer door will always be near and dear to my heart. And let’s just say I might be considering this option for my own renovated home!

The Potted Boxwood

The Potted Boxwood

A red front door is really almost considered a neutral, as it’s very traditionally English, too. And traditionally American. Also considered to be good luck in Chinese culture, so you really can’t miss.

Horatio M. Sanchez

Horatio M. Sanchez

Deepest green is another front door color that is so traditional, it’s come back around and is modern again! 

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Well, this is a front door painted unlike any other, but besides the slightly sinister vibe, I’d be scared to come home one day to find my home untouched but my front door missing because it’s an original Banksy! 

Banksy

Banksy

What’s your favorite? Bright and beautiful, or a more traditional shade? For more front door flights of fancy, please visit my Knock, Knock Pinterest board.

Warmly,

Beth