A Guide to Red Entry Doors

If you’re looking for an excellent way to add some spice to your home’s exterior color palette, but don’t want to commit to a major renovation, painting your front door red is a great way to go. Red is arguably the most fiery and passionate of all the colors of the rainbow, but it can also be stately and conventional depending on which shade you choose. As you continue reading this guide, you’ll see some of the top color combinations for red entry doors and primary exterior colors.

  • Cherry red with slate blue – Slate blue siding, and even navy blue siding are practically made to be paired with bright, cheerful red doors. A true cherry red is the way to go if this is the color of your house. It will give your home a happy punch of color that is sure to make people (including you!) smile as they approach your entry. Decorate it with a bright wreath to add an extra bit of pizzazz.
  • Orangey red with a rich wood – Both ultra-contemporary and mid-century modern homes often feature wood paneling on their exteriors. If your house has a feature wall around the entry, an orangey red door is the perfect choice for you. This color will draw out the warm tones in the wood, making your home look more inviting than its harsh edges and clean lines might lead it to be otherwise.
  • Barn red with a tan – Houses in the tan color family tend to, at least most of the time, have a fairly traditional look. Thus, pairing them with barn red front doors is typically a good choice. Barn red doors are less flashy than their brighter counterparts and evoke feelings of cozy evenings spent by the fire or of home-cooked meals eaten around a comfortable table. If you want to make your house a home truly, a barn red door is probably the best option for you.
  • Bright red with pale green – In the more tropical regions of our service area, such as Charleston, SC, pastel houses, including those featuring pale green siding and paint, are quite popular. While you might think choosing a red entry door is out of the question if your home is in this color family, that actually isn’t the case. Bright red doors can pair nicely with pale green exteriors. You simply need to make sure the two hues share similar undertones, so they don’t clash. If you’re struggling to find the ideal pairing, work with a designer.

Whatever shade of red you’re planning to use on your front door, we hope you’ll allow the Hatch Homes team to assist you during your project. Although painting a door might not seem like a large job to tackle on your own, letting a professional do it for you is really the only way to make sure it gets done right the first time. After all, you don’t want to find yourself dealing with peeling or bubbling paint down the road because you didn’t understand a certain step of the exterior painting process. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to add you to our ever-growing list of satisfied Carolina clients.

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