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2. Black Door With Warm, Bold Exterior
The black garage doors on this house are stunning against the warm, gold-hued stone and deep, rich red siding. Nothing is unwelcoming about this palette.
Example palette: Get a similar look with (clockwise from top left, all from Mythic Paint): Big Ben 135-6, Covered in Darkness 132-1, and Blooming Berry 157-4.
4. Black Door With Shades of Another Color
This pair of black-painted garage doors provides an eye-catching contrast to the lighter house color. The darker accent color on the gables helps balance out the large chunks of black at ground level. You could create this fetching ombré effect with almost any color, such as shades of blue, yellow or any neutral hue.
Example palette: Get a similar look with (clockwise from top left, all from Dunn Edwards): Dark Engine DE6350, Whisper DEW340, Sea Turtle DEA170, and Tinted Mint DES540.
5. Black Door With Light, Cool Exterior
Here's an example of a black door paired with a more neutral sage green on the house. This popular exterior color palette creates a nice backdrop for your landscaping.
Example palette: A black door and white or light-colored trim look fantastic against a soft sage background. Here are some great sage greens to try: Comfort Gray SW6205 (siding A) from Sherwin-Williams, Aganthus Green 472 (siding B) from Benjamin Moore, and Steel City D63-3 (siding C) from Olympic Paint.
6. Black Door With Red Brick
Don't feel limited in your choice of exterior colors just because you need to work with red brick. A black front door pairs extremely well with red brick, especially if there are bits of black in the brick. In fact, a good tip for picking out a siding color that complements your brick or stone is to pull a color you like out of the brick/stone.
This handsome house features an interesting palette of black and a steely blue-green along with the red brick. The blue-green and red brick are complementary (opposite each other on the color wheel), so they offer maximum contrast from one another, each intensifying the other. A bold and beautiful palette.
7. Black Door With Classic Yellow
Yellow is a happy, welcoming hue — no wonder it's such a popular house color. Give it a dash of drama and elegance with a black door and contrasting dark and light accents.
8. Black Door With Medium Gray
There appears to be no letting up on gray as a popular neutral color. On this house, it anchors a clean, modern and super-sophisticated palette.
Example palette: Black, white and gray comprise a modern classic exterior color scheme. You can use any shade of gray you like; shown here is a warmer tone (siding A) versus a cooler blue-gray (siding B). Clockwise from top left (all from Kelly-Moore Paints): Kitty Kitty KM3792-5, Calcium KM3769-1, Dolphin Dance KM3788-1, and Sterling Water KM3780-2.
When You Want to Pull It All Together
As I said in the introduction, black goes with everything. If you have a house clad in two or more different materials that you would never want to paint, such as on this charming multi-gabled bungalow, black may be a good option for your door and trim. A white or vibrantly hued front door might contrast too much or appear too busy against the surrounding brick, stone and siding. The black front door completes the look nicely.
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