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Tips on Choosing a Paint Color for Your Front Door

Revitalizing your front door with a new color is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal. Picking the right color, however, can be quite tricky. Color choices should be influenced by the look of the exterior and one’s personality and style.

Consider the Surrounding Exterior

Before you pick a new color for your front door, make sure to take note of the colors of your home’s exterior. For instance, painting your door yellow or any bright color of your choice provides a contrast to your gray or neutral-colored exterior. Sometimes, subtle exterior colors can tie everything together. Got a blue window trim? Paint your door that color as well.

Also, you can consult with the color wheel to help you find colors that complement one another. You can even drive around the neighborhood for inspiration – check out your neighbor’s exterior doors and their color schemes.

Add Your Style

Your choice of front door color can be based on your personal preference. Think about a bolder shade if you want a dramatic look. Oranges, purples and other bright hues can help make the door stand out even more. For a soft, welcoming appearance, choose shades of yellow or blue.

Lighter greens are for you if you want to blend your exterior with the trees and other plant life surrounding your home. Depending on your home style, you can select dark colors to achieve that sophisticated look.

Swatch First, Paint Later

Before you apply the new coat of paint to your front door, be sure to swatch it out first. Test it out on every corner of the door, and compare side-by-side. Doing this saves you from having to repaint your door.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines, we offer a wide selection of stunning, quality entry doors by Therma-Tru®. These fiberglass doors combine the best characteristics of wood and steel – beauty and performance – without the compromises.

We also offer high-quality French doors and sliding patio doors,as well as replacement windows. Give us a call at (515) 274-9700, or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Des Moines and the surrounding areas.


"I received information and estimates from both Pella and Andersen. There was no contest between the two. Dave Steffes and everyone I had contact with were very professional and helpful. The quality and cost exceeded what Pella had to offer. I am very pleased with my choice."

Barb W. - Ames, IA
July 2014

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