Selecting Your Front Door Color

The front of your home is the first thing someone sees driving by or walking up to your home. Your front door color makes a big statement about you, your personality, beauty and curb appeal of your home and the beginning glimpses of the interior design.

When considering the color for your front door, a professional designer uses the color wheel basics. Read more about a color wheel.

Color Wheel

Better Homes & Gardens explains that “a color wheel is a great way for you to easily mix various colors that happen to go together on their own. General color schemes based on the color wheel include monochromatic (several shades of a single color); analogous (colors found side by side on the color wheel); contrast (three colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel); and complementary (two hues opposite each other on the color wheel). While selecting the color of your front door, pay attention to your home’s style and personality and use your front door for impact”.

Pantone Matching System (PMS)

Pantone got its start in 1963. Founder Lawrence Herbert created a system for identifying, matching and communicating colors for consistency across the print and textile design industries. His initial work led to the Pantone Matching System, a book that standardized colors across these fields. There is also a Pantone Color Institute.

Front Door Color Meanings

According to House Beautiful, Pantone conducted researched on what your choice of front door color can suggest about the type of person you are. Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute revealed that based on the study, here are what the following front door colors say about you:

  • Black – elegant, powerful and prestigious
  • Brilliant White – simple, crisp, pristine and minimalist
  • Castor Grey – timeless and classic
  • Navy Peony – authoritative and trustworthy
  • Nile Green – calm, quiet and soothing
  • True Red – good cheer, commanding, dynamic and engaging
  • Argyle Purple – dramatic
  • Minion Yellow – warm, welcoming, optimism and uplift
  • Pink Lavender – youthful and spirited
  • Natural stain – rustic and comforting

Have fun showing your personality to the world. If you are living in your home for a while, it is important to display your color selection? If you are going to move, keep in mind that the color could affect a sale so a more neutral color would be appropriate?


It is highly recommended that you select and interview a qualified and experienced contractor to get the job done correctly.

Talk with a local Remodeling Contractor about the many ways to freshen up your home and build your dream deck!

About Georgia Home Remodeling
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

Contact us via email or call today 678-635-5429 to request a quote and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!