If you keep the exterior, trim and accent colors on your home light and neutral, you can put any color you desire on the front door. A deep wood tone works great here. This is a smart exterior color palette for a home in a warm climate, because light home colors don't absorb as much heat as darker colors do.
Midcentury Ranch Home With Red Front Door and Stone Walkway
A bright red French door leads into this midcentury modern ranch home. Adjacent to the stone exterior, a small water feature contrasts with cactus and gravel landscaping. A stone slab walkway leads to the front door, which is illuminated by a Sputnik chandelier.
Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.
The fire engine red double front doors of this classic home provide a sophisticated contrast to its white and black exterior. Ornamental shrubbery and grasses grow in front of the home in mulched garden beds.
A hallmark of Southwestern architectural style, this adobe home exterior features Pueblo Revival design with a flat roof and rounded exterior walls. A bright red front door and window frames pop against the brown exterior, giving the home character.
Cape Cod-style architecture, complete with gables, columned porches and wood shingle siding, gives this home a stately, traditional presence. Meanwhile, the red front door turns the entry into a focal point.