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December 13, 2018

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Modern Exterior with Canary Yellow Front Door

A canary yellow front with a green door mat is a bright and bold entrance to this striking modern home. Multicolor wood paneled exterior walls adds a neutral, craftsman look alongside the bright blocks of color.

Renovated, Midcentury Modern Home

The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.

Blue Front Door with Pink Geraniums

Pink geraniums are paired with a Georgia front door painted Behr's Mermaid Net. It's a southern take on a Carribean color palette by interior designer Melanie Robinson.

Front Entrance: Contemporary Cottage in Los Angeles

Sage green siding and a bold, red front door are just a few of the charming details this renovated one bedroom, one bathroom home has to offer. Privately set in Los Angeles, the residence features maple hardwood floors throughout and amazing city views.

Entry to Modern Home With Bright Orange Front Door

The family dog waits to greet you as you step inside this modern home. The bright orange front door makes quite the statement and works well with the ultra-chic design.

Robins Egg Paint, Front Door and Shutters of Gray Brick House

Looking for a timeless accent color that works well with dark, medium and light colors? Try shades of robin's egg blue. For a classic 1950s vibe, consider this color for the shutters or front door of a home with dark exteriors such as dark brown, brown-gray or even charcoal.

Small Wooden Outdoor Bench With Sock Monkey

Outdoor seating adds sweet style to this playhouse, while providing a reading perch or a spot for Mom and Dad to keep a watchful eye on backyard play.

Minty Fresh

This confection of a front door was snapped by DIY blogger Brittany Bailey (prettyhandygirl.com) on a neighborhood stroll. The pale Jordan-almond color is a close match, she suggests, for the Sherwin-Williams shade Aqua Tint.

Colorful Ranch Home Front Entryway with Planters

A combination of petunias, lantana, impatiens and marigold in pink, red, white and yellow complement a front door painted Behr's Japanese Kimono.

White Midcentury Modern Exterior with Blue Front Door

The vibrant teal Jo chose as a pop of color for her family's new front door is a fitting introduction to the one-of-a-kind home she and Chip designed for them.

Welcoming Front Door

Repairs were made to the existing front door to take care of dents and dings before it was repainted, and the door hardware was updated. The existing sidelight windows were retained and the frames painted to match the new white trim of the home.

Bold Blue

Got a stodgy brick facade on your hands? An electric blue front door will certainly breathe some life into the picture—and knock your neighbors’ socks off. DIY blogger Brittany Bailey (prettyhandygirl.com) spotted this one on vacation in the United Kingdom.

Grape Expectations

DIY blogger Brittany Bailey (prettyhandygirl.com) knows a thing or two about home improvement, but for this project she didn’t have to lift a finger. She inherited this purple front door from the previous owners of her home and decided to keep it as is. The color, unique to Bailey’s neighborhood, pops against white trim and also picks up the color in the mosaic tile on the brick porch.

Candy Red

A red front door may seem awfully dramatic when you're looking at paint swatches, but don't fear it. Red is such a popular way to add interest to a neutral exterior that it's now considered a classic choice. This shade, Behr Licorice Stick, is a source of energy and an instant cure for "the taupes."

Green Light

According to Feng Shui principles, you can’t go wrong with green, the color of balance and renewal. Don’t worry that it will blend in with your landscaping—using green can actually draw out the different shades that are found naturally in your yard. The saturated hue shown is Behr’s Precious Emerald.

Look to Fashion

You might think coral pink would be a tough color to pull off, but it looks right at home paired with a pale cream brick. A pinkish-orange is a good companion for any neutral siding color — witness the recent fall fashion trend of salmon paired with olive green. (If it looks good on you, chances are it’ll look good on your house!)

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One of a Kind

Interior designer Lucy Williams (lucywilliamsinteriordesign.blogspot.com) helped pair one of her clients with a local custom millwork company to create this fabulous wood door. The intense turquoise color makes a strong statement against soft yellow brick, especially flanked by mirror-backed lanterns on either side.

Soft Grape

"Nontraditional colors can trigger an emotional response," Erika says. "This can be used to your advantage in making your home feel more approachable." This purple door adds just enough whimsy to put visitors at ease. Image courtesy of Behr Paints.

Powder Blue Front Door

The soft-blue door contrasts beautifully with the dark siding and white side-light windows and molding to create a welcoming entry.

Spicing Things Up

A photo in a magazine inspired crafts and décor blogger Korrie Bastian (redhenhome.blogspot.com) to paint her front door a warm orange. The tasty pumpkin-pie color is Behr’s Maple Leaf.

Eye Candy

Everybody knows and loves the classic red front door—but the shade people usually pick is cranberry, which has blue undertones. To turn the temperature up a notch, push your red towards orange instead. As shown here, it makes a totally unexpected but satisfying pairing with weathered brick.

Easy on the Eyes

This cool grayish-blue (Behr’s Oslo Blue) makes a great complementary pairing with the warm neutral palette of the surrounding house. The color also echoes the soft blues on the stone porch.

Classic Red

You can’t miss with a blue-toned red, which is so ubiquitous it’s practically a neutral these days. Shown is Behr’s Morocco Red — it’s like a cherry on top of the vanilla siding sundae.

Lime Front Door in Contemporary Home

Cool non-traditional choices for a front door are lime and turquoise, says garden designer Carmen Johnston of Nectar & Co. This contemporary home was designed by Koch Architects, based in Berkeley, Calif.

Cool Turquoise

Inspired by an antique cabinet she saw, Beyond the Screen Door blogger and designer Sonya Hamilton painted her own front door a brilliant blue-green and applied a glaze to mute the effect. The color is Sherwin-Williams Nifty Turquoise.

Entrance to Contemporary Home

A pair of planters flank the concrete walkway leading to the home's front door. The light wood door with horizontal windows adds warmth to the cool gray exterior.

Rich Green Door Color Update

Painting your front door a stand-out color is the cheapest and easiest way to elevate your home's curb appeal. This rich green hue looks great with a classic gray brick exterior and feels contemporary without being too bold.

Glam the Front Door

Adding pizzazz to your home's front entrance is an easy, low-cost way to up your home's curb appeal. Try painting your door a pretty hue that coordinates with your home's color. "Make sure there is a contrast between the front door and the facade of the home," says Kristine Ginsberg, owner of Elite Staging and Redesign in Morris County, N.J. If your house is gray or white with black shutters, consider painting the front door red, she suggests. Other ways to beautify your home's exterior are adding appealing house numbers to your entrance and hanging a pretty wreath on the door. For extra pop, place a potted plant or two by the front entrance.Approximate cost: A gallon of paint for the front door will cost as little as $25. Metal house numbers can be purchased for less than $4 each, while a potted mini evergreen like boxwood or a dwarf Alberta Spruce could run you less than $20.

Green Home Exterior with Red Door

A brand new red door is the perfect compliment to this green home, as seen on Listed Sisters.

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.

Teal Door with Windows on Front Porch

Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.

Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal by Highlighting Your Front Door

During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out.

Sun Yellow Front Door

Designers brought color into the space by using the home's details. On the lower level, the home's front door welcomes guests into the space with a coat of sun yellow paint.

Traditional Green Front Door

This entry welcomes with a small covered porch and topiary planters.

Bright and Colorful Contemporary Deck

The front porch of this micro house in Palm Springs is a welcoming outdoor escape. A bright yellow front door and striped yellow umbrella add a punch of color to the gray and white color palette.

Cranberry Red Front Door

Dark pink flowers coordinate beautifully with charming front door painted cranberry red.

Vibrant Blue Front Door

Painting the front door in a cheery color helps the withdrawn entryway to stand out and get noticed, even from the street.

Robin's-Egg Blue Door

After: Beams were installed into the ceiling of the porch to bring out the house's Craftsman character, and crown molding in each square of the ceiling makes the space feel more like an additional room in the home. The robin's-egg blue door is the perfect splash of color to offset the largely neutral palette.

Classic Colonial Home With White Clapboard Siding and Red Front Door

This colonial home features white clapboard siding and black trimmed cottage style windows, including one tall window that shows off the interior staircase. A vibrant red front door adds a touch of color under the classic front porch overhang with white columns.

Light Green Front Door

Pale green is a sweet surprise for this front door, a gentle contrast to the home's white exterior.

Entry: Larchmont Manor

The Point - this elegant Larchmont Manor home is prominently situated on a private peninsula fronting both Long Island Sound and Larchmont Harbor. Unique for its significant water frontage and beautifully designed grounds, highlights include a private dock, staircase to the shoreline, stone sea wall and private deep-water mooring. Serene and private, this premier waterfront estate is a short walk to the village, schools, train and clubs.Features include: central airBuilt in 1956.7,794 approximate square feet. Brick exterior.Architectural style: ColonialProperty features for 1 Bay Avenue, Larchmont, NY, USA 10538: 14 Rooms, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms and 1 Partial Baths.

Neutral Foyer With Dark Gray Front Door

A dark colored front door makes a stately opening statement, especially when paired with a light interior as seen in this foyer.

Olive Green

Earthy yet vibrant, this muted shade of green is perfect for a midcentury mod home.

Cheery Yellow Front Door

A bright yellow front door invites you into this contemporary home. The bold entrance is quite eye-catching.

Red Front Door and Boots

A cheery red front door whose top half opens up to greet neighbors and friends is the ideal warm welcome.

1930s Nashville Craftsman Home

To highlight the Craftsman design of this 1930s home, designers replaced the rotting, yellow siding with contrasting white siding with black trim.

Contrasting Craftsman

This bright orange door's sturdy structural elements stay true to the home's Craftsman style. While the home's exterior is a sage green hue, designer John Gidding swings to the other side of the color wheel for a front door color with true contrast.

Blue Home Exterior With Yellow Front Door

A bright yellow door pops against a blue exterior while matching the classic louver shutters. A cobblestone walkway and granite steps lead to a large front deck perfect for entertaining neighbors and friends.

Red Front Door

The Louie residence as it appears after the makeover reveal as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal in Oakland, CA. This red front door makes a bold statement for the home's curb appeal.

Raisin Purple

This earthy color palette is warm and inviting, but it's the brownish-purple front door that really makes it happen. Use Sherwin Williams' Raisin to pull off this look.

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