The exterior of your home will be the first thing people see and what better way to set the tone for your new home than by choosing the perfect color for your front door. Here are some color trends we have our eye on!
Blue is very popular right now (nearly every shade), and I just can’t get enough. From light blues to bright blues to navy, adding a pop of color will transform the exterior of your home.
Here is a Complete Custom Farmhouse we recently completed in Falls Church City (tour the house HERE). This was such a fun project (GREAT family too!) and I just love the color they chose for their front door – Dyer’s Woad by Sherwin Williams. I love how the blue pops against the Artic White HardiePlank.
Ah…white siding how love thee. We’re seeing this trend more and more, and I don’t ever see this look going out of style. When we built our last spec model in Falls Church City, a Sherwood Model (tour this home HERE), we chose the Artic White siding and painted the front door Festoon Aqua by Sherwin Williams.Every time I walk through this front door it makes me feel like I’m at the beach (which makes me a little giddy!).
Next up is this Broadmont Model we built for a family a few years ago (also fun!) and they chose the most beautiful color for their front door, Blue Peacock by Sherwin Williams. It looks so pretty against the Sail Cloth HardiePlank/Shingle and Rustic Sterling Thin Stone (tour this home HERE).
I’ve decided to go with blue for the front door at our next spec home, a Clarendon Model currently under construction in Falls Church.
This is an alternate elevation for this house which is much different from our portfolio plan, so I’m really excited to see the finished product. We’re planning to install gray siding, thin stone, and I’ve chosen navy for the front door. I’m currently a little obsessed with Naval by Sherwin Williams (their 2020 color of the year).
I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!
If bold colors aren’t your thing, check out these traditional looks…
We built this beautiful Clarendon Model a few years ago (tour this home HERE). A black painted or stained front door works with so many siding colors. I love the contrast here between the white siding and the black painted door for a true timeless look.Next is a Sherwood Model we built 5 years ago in Falls Church City. This home is just 30′ wide (though you would never know it!) and so perfect for narrow lots. Tour this home HERE. The black door looks great against the Monterey Taupe Hardie and Rustic Sterling Thin Stone.
We built this Chesterbrook Craftsman Model in the Mount Vernon area (tour this home HERE). The front door is painted Old Colonial Red which is a subtle pop of color against the Monterey Taupe siding and Rustic Sterling Thin Stone.I also love the red against blue siding just as much! This Chesterbrook Craftsman Model was built several years ago (tour this home HERE). The front door is painted Richmond Red with Evening Blue HardiePlank and Rustic Sterling Thin Stone.
Stained front doors are so popular now too! Here are some examples of stained front doors…
This is a Langley Model built in 2016. This design has become one of our most popular and when you walk through one, you will see why (tour this home HERE)! The front door stain is Hickory by Minwax with Gray Slate HardiePlank/Shingle and Rustic Sterling Thin Stone.
The next home is a Penrose Model we built in 2014 for a really fun family in the Town of Vienna! You can also tour this home by clicking (tour this home HERE)! The front door is stained in Walnut by Minwax with Monterey Taupe HardiePlank/Shingle with Pennsylvania Top Rock Cultured Stone.
And finally, this was our first Hillwood Model built in Falls Church a couple of years ago (tour this home HERE). I love the dark gray siding on this home. The front door is stained in Hickory by Minwax with Iron Gray HardiePlank/Shingle with Rustic Sterling Thin Stone.
When I built my home 12 years ago, Paul and I chose a mahogany door. And after all these years, I still love the rustic look!
What color will you choose for your new front door?
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