Front Door Update

A front door is a little bit like a book cover: You can’t possibly know for sure what’s inside, but a pretty cover will get you excited to discover what’s behind it.

As the first thing people see when they come to your house, your front door is a large part of people’s first impressions of your space, setting the tone for their visit with you. Check out or suggestions to really amp up your front door’s appeal!

Cornflower Blue

Any neutral-toned home – taupe, beige, gray or greige—benefits from the country quaintness of this mid-tone blue. Because cornflower has a relatively low green base, landscaping and potted plants seem to sing next to the shade.

Canary Yellow

A sunny jolt of cheerfulness against a multihued stone home; also works with white, gray, or navy exteriors.


If the cladding on your home has cool undertones—a spruce gray, a slate blue, or a deep navy—consider the simplicity of a mid-range green.

Soft Red

A red door with subtle pink undertones and gold accents looks somehow playful next to a beige stone facade.


Gray shingles and a brick front porch are enlivened with this fun fuchsia door.