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Tips on Choosing the Right Entry Door Color

Front doors can be independent of the house color palette, which gives you more latitude on your choice of color or finish. In this blog, replacement window company Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis shares tips on how to choose front entry door colors.

Consider the Classics

You certainly can’t go wrong with the classics. Neutrals such as brown, gray or black don’t look dated, and will work with whatever exterior color palette you choose, should you decide to change your siding and/or roof colors in the future. Navy blue and deep red also work if you want classic but richer colors.

Bright Colors Add Pop

House design experts will tell you that the front door is like a beacon that guides your guests’ attention and as door and a window replacement service company, we can’t agree more. Many homeowners hesitate to choose colors like bright red and lime green, but you shouldn’t. These may just be the element that would add that much-needed pop of color to your home. If bright colors are too much, consider darker shades of the same color.

Test Your Colors in Different Times of the Day

Some colors look different depending on the time of day, and you need a front door that looks good all of the time. Narrow down your choices to about half a dozen colors, then ask your contractor for sample swatches or cards. Place them against the siding or trim, and view them together in the morning, noon, sunset and in the evening. If you can’t decide between several colors, this is a good way to narrow down your choices.

Consider the Screen or Storm Door Color

If you are planning on adding a screen door or a storm door, consider how it will fit with your front door color selection. Some prefer the same or similar color for blending in, but if you choose a contrasting color, make sure it doesn’t take the focus away from the front door.

Renewal by Andersen of Memphis is your leading provider of house window replacement services, and offers ProVia® entry doors. Give us a call at (901) 779-1178 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.


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