White, red, blue, green and brown are some popular colors for exterior doors. Other light colors, such as cream, taupe and tan, are also popular.
Exterior doors with brighter colors look vibrant and lively, whereas doors in dark colors look more somber and traditional. Exterior doors in various shades of deep red make a bold statement and add sophistication to the overall decor. Doors in olive, mint or lime colors play off the surrounding landscape, and give out a fresh and vibrant look.
For traditional homes, exterior doors in rich deep colors, such as black, navy blue, green or dark red, look ideal. Choose bold colors for doors in contemporary homes, and choose bright, natural colors for cottage-style homes. Light or deep colors for exteriors doors are more visually appealing than medium shades. Do not match the color of exterior doors with the siding, as this tends to look very bland.
Choose contrasting colors for exterior doors to accent the primary color of the house. Navy blue exterior doors look great on a light blue or gray background. Choose burgundy for a green or tan house. Black doors are ideal for brick houses, and painting doors a deep color complements a white house.