13 Great Front Door and Plant Color Combos

These eye-catching entryways are charming, cheerful and even a bit quirky.
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July 21, 2015

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Stately Setting

Deep purple, sun-loving coleus in containers pop against the orange-red brick and dark green front door of an Atlanta home. A mix of begonias were planted front and center, for easy maintenance. Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design also chose a bright yellow moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora) to complement the other plants.

Historic and Homey

A springtime palette of pink, green and yellow is paired with a brown wood and glass door on a home built in 1820 in historic Madison, Ga. The plants, including oakleaf hydrangeas and ferns, and wreath were selected by Debbie Accetturo of Le Petit Jardin, a floral design and event planning business in Madison.

Showhouse Worthy

The sunny yellow facade of an Atlanta estate home surrounds an intricate door of wood, wrought iron and glass. Green spiral boxwood topiaries add another elegant element to the entryway. The home was the setting for the 2015 Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators' Show House & Gardens.

Cottage Style

Red and hot pink geraniums pop against a glossy black door, and in hanging baskets nearby. Boxwood topiaries on the steps bring more greenery to the entryway.

Cozy With Coleus

A Tennessee entryway features a brown wood and glass front door near glazed containers boasting colorful coleus, and blue and purple hydrangeas.

Lush Look

Red and green are normally holiday colors, but this look by King Landscaping is eye-catching year-round. Clematis armandii serves as a lush green arbor on red brick, filling in the space above an Atlanta home's mustard-colored door.

Tropical Florida Entryway

Drought-tolerant aloe plants in antique pots and palm trees bring a canopy of greenery to the dark door of a south Florida home. Ground cover orchids also will bring seasonal color to the entryway. The project by Nievera Williams Design was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.

Fall Hues

Trumpet vine, which blooms purple in the spring, is draped over the brick archway of a 1935 home. The light brown door fits well with the fall-themed entryway that includes mums and pumpkins selected by homeowner and blogger Kelly Wilkniss.

Pops of Color

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

Lovely Foundation

Mixed planters with pinks and deep purples set the foundation for this picture-perfect entryway. The containers are at the bottom of brick steps and a black wrought iron railing that lead to a brown double door with glass panels.

Carribean Hues

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.

Cute and Colorful

Pinks and purples are paired up for this punchy and colorful entryway. 

European Exterior

Near a black front door, American boxwood is surrounded by asparagus fern, variegated ivy, white pentas and blue evolvulus, which add a hint of blue and additional depth to the entryway containers, says designer Cameron Watkins. This house has a large entrance so it was important to scale the containers and landscape accordingly, he says. Boxwoods are great for anchoring other foundation shrubs. 

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