Front Door Plans

I’ve been talking about painting my front door for over a year now, but I just never got around to it. Since my other porch updates, I’ve been thinking about it more and more. And so yesterday I officially decided to paint my front door this weekend (weather permitting)! Now I just need to decide on a color!

I should note that the security door is staying. We like being able to open the front door for fresh air, but I’m mostly keeping it so *hopefully* the HOA won’t notice my new door color. I’m supposed to submit any front yard/house changes for approval beforehand, but I’m going to live life on the wild side and just paint. So there’s a possibility of an “I Painted My Front Door White Again Because the HOA Busted Me” post in the future.
Anyway, right now I’m torn between aqua, yellow, red, and navy. I love this aqua front door from Kammy’s Korner. It’s light and fun…and one of my favorite colors!

I’m also loving all of the yellow front doors that I’ve seen lately. Like Young House Love’s front door and this one from Quite Contrary. They look so cheerful!

Of course a red front door is always a good choice. Did you know that in most cultures red means welcome? I love the red front door (and lion knocker) from The Comforts of Home.

And last, but not least: navy! I think navy would look great with our current house colors (brown/off-white/brick) and it’s not as over-done as red or yellow.  I love the before and after navy door makeover from A Swell Place to Dwell

OK, opinions? What color are you voting for? I’m really undecided, so choosing a color will probably end up being more work than the actual painting!


  1. I love them all! Can't wait to see which one you pick.

  2. I call lellow. I am gonna paint mine lellow. you should do it! Plus it'll fit better with the hot AZ weather and is so bright and cheery. I say...


  3. I like the lighter colors, and if you do one, it may go unnoticed...

  4. Given the color of the walls, I think that I would go with the red door. The yellow one looks a little pale and it might not stand out as a focal point of the exterior look. With the red door, the color will create a beautiful contrast against the white wall.

  5. My vote is for either of the blues! The aqua is my favorite but the navy wouldn't stand out too much if you're concerned about the HOA. :) Excited to see how it turns out whatever color you choose!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  6. It’s so hard to pick! But if it's for weather preparation, then I'd pick something darker. Anyway, choosing your front door color must vary with the theme color of the house, something that can blend with the shades of the roof and walls. Also, make sure that the doors have good nature of security.

  7. I would choose red paint for your door, Sam. Seeing that you have a storm door, a red door would make your door noticeable even from afar. It would look even better if you paint the side windows with the same color as well. Try it and let me know what you think! =D

    Allyson Sunde

    1. I actually did pick red! You can see it here:


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