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Front Door Colors for Fall

September is almost here and with it comes the fall season! Are you pleased with the look of your front entry? If you’re craving more curb appeal, there is a weekend project that yields dramatic results and that is adding color to your front door. Painting your front door takes the entry to the next level by increasing its curb appeal and a new color is a beautiful backdrop to a fall wreath or autumn porch display.

A red front door is a symbol of good luck and blends well with the colors of the season. Embellish with a festive wreath and layer the entry with mums, hay bales, buckets filled with gourds, and dried cornstalks.

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Jade green paint creates rich contrast when paired with vivid yellow. Whether your botanicals are September sunflowers or spring daffodils, this bold choice will make your home stand out in the neighborhood.

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Slate blue mimics the evening sky and is appealing year round. On the color wheel, orange is the direct complement to blue, so turn to autumn leaves, fall branches, berry wreaths, and pumpkins to decorate your fall porch when your door has been painted this hue.

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Green is a verdant color that echoes what we see when we step into the great outdoors. Choose a fun lime green, bright emerald, or more subdued olive to bring drama and color to your doorstep that’s decorated with your collection gathered from the pumpkin patch.

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Yellow is a happy “look at me” color that welcomes you and your guests every time you cross the threshold. Increase the intensity by pairing buckets of vivid yellow mums for a cheerful fall entry.

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You can never go wrong with a black door. Of course it correlates with the colors of Halloween, but it also reflects a classic aesthetic that lasts year round.

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For tips on how to paint your front door look no further than this tutorial on how to paint a front door to get it done this weekend! What color have you considered for your front door?


12 Responses to “ Front Door Colors for Fall ”

  1. The green and black doors! Amazing!

  2. The green and slate blue doors are really nice. And the yellow one is unusual, but works great for fall (and any other season, actually)! My current door color is hunter green, pretty dated. It could use a new paint job to punch it up.

  3. You guys are reading my mind! This is the next home project I’d like to tackle if I could only decide on a color. I’m loving the jade color and always a fan of the yellow.

  4. OK Kate, tell me what to do. We’ve lived in our home 6 months and I’ve painted the front door 3 times. I have a colonial red brick home–when we moved in the door and shutters were a weird burgandy color. I painted the shutters black and the front door kelly green, but the green just matched our shrubs, and hubby HATED it. Next came rusty red, which wasn’t enough contrast, and now we’ve moved on to black. OK, but predictable, and a little boring. What are some ideas for more traditional homes–particulary red brick.

  5. Love the slate blue and green. Please provide the brand name and color.Thank you!

  6. I too have been looking for an unexpected front door color for my deep red (kinda more wine-ish) colored brick house. Otherwise I’m foing for the black……Any suggestions would be great!!!

  7. I love the red door it looks so inviting and lively.

    How tired of my crème colored front door that has been that color for too many years. Need a change now GOING TO BUY PAINT NOW. YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME THANKS.

  8. Where and how do I get the the botton metal plate for my door? I have the green door and rust spots at the bottom of door. My color has been discontinued at HD. How can I touch it up?

  9. Who makes the jade green and yellow paints? And what are their exact names? Love them!

  10. Could you tell me who makes the jade green and yellow paints and what are their exact names? Thanks!

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