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Does Your Home Look Boring from the Street? How to Have a Great Front Door in Minnesota

When people drive down your street, do they go right past your house without taking notice of it?  Do you find people have a hard time finding your home?  Perhaps your house could use a little extra curb appeal. The best place to start with giving the exterior of your home a fresh new look is with your front door area.

No one said that your front door has to be plain, boring or just all-around the same as everyone else’s on the block.  Even if your exterior color scheme is neutral, you can actually make that front door ‘pop’ right out into the neighborhood and give your home a bit of personality.The way to do that is through color.  You might paint an existing wood door, or you may choose to have a prefinished door installed.  A number of entry door companies now offer prepainted doors in vibrant colors.

To really make your front entry stand out, look for a color that contrasts your siding.  If your siding is dark, you might like a crisp white color for your front door, or you might want to do something a bit different. The trend for front doors is that the brighter and more colorful that you go, the more you’ll love coming in and out of your home.

Choose the Right Color for Your Front Door

It is always important that you choose the right color for your home. Use these tips to make sure that the color you’re considering will provide the right look and feel.

  • Stay away from choosing your favorite color. Instead, go with a color that works well with the trim and siding on the outside of your home.
  • Always use the right kind of paint. The wrong kind is going to show any and all imperfections that your door has. Semi-gloss and matte are ideal options but stay away from high gloss.
  • The bolder, brighter the color, the better. Think of this as the necklace of the house. It is the centerpiece that shows off the whole masterpiece. (Notice how this bright cherry red front door in the picture above catches your attention?)

What the Door Colors Say

  • Red doors are bold, passionate and light gray, wood colored grains, white and black.
  • Orange doors are energetic, creative and go well with taupe, gray, white or wood tones.
  • Yellow doors are cheerful and artistic, and they go the best with brown, dark blue, metal colors and white.
  • Green can feel fresh and soothing, and it goes well with stone, brick, blue/grey, beige and white.
  • Blue gives off a calm, tranquil feeling and it is a color that goes well with lighter colored homes or brick.
  • Purple doors are dreamy, yet dramatic and they tend to go well with gray or greenish colored homes, metal or whites.

If you’d like a little inspiration, you can visit our Pinterest board that has tons of ideas for colored entry doors.

Here at Window Outfitters, you don’t have to just paint your front door. You can use this opportunity to grab a newly improved front door. Get a high quality front door installed. You can choose from vibrant colors, but also get that protection and beauty that you need when we have our exterior door professionals install it for you. Learn more about these beautiful doors today!

We are a licensed Minnesota home improvement company serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  We specialize in the installation of energy-efficient replacement windows and exterior doors. 


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.


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