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What Color Should I Use for My Entry Door?

What Color Should I Use for My Entry Door?

Looking to update your home’s external look? Or make it more favorable to future homebuyers? A new front entry door is a good way to make your residence more noticeable.

There are a lot of styles and colors to select from when you’re doing door replacement in Kingston, but we’re ready to assist you. Our Pella of Kingston design consultants are experts in helping you find just the right exterior door to complement your residence’s architectural style.

Once you choose a solution, the appropriate color on your new Pella® door can make it stand out. Here are our recommendations when you’re considering what color your front door should be.

How Your Residence’s Architecture Affects Front Door Color

Initially, you need think about your house’s architecture. Is it traditional, contemporary or farmhouse? This can affect the style for your door replacement, as well as the color.

We usually see classic colors—such as dark blues, greens, reds or black—paired with a traditional-style home. If you own a contemporary or farmhouse-style home, try choosing statement colors that complement your home’s style.

If your home has darker-colored siding, adding a light-colored door can really pop. But you should be aware that lighter colors such as white and tan can be harder to keep clean.

It’s good to use some contrast, but don’t go too far. We recommend choosing several corresponding colors for the siding, trim and accents including doors.

Based on the kind of siding you have, here are a few complementing 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 putting your home on the market, it’s essential to keep your future buyers in mind. It might be better to stick with more standard colors, such as blue, brown, green, red or white. Doors that are too boldly colored, like pink, purple or orange, may be a sticking point for potential buyers.

At Pella of Kingston, we can help you discover the right exterior entry door to enhance your house and boost your curb appeal. Contact us at 845-663-1025 today to begin your exterior door replacement project.

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