When I think of homes painted with wonderful color, San Francisco is the city that comes to mind. Living in this city for several years was such an incredible treat for the eyes, and this home is a perfect example. The happy robin's egg blue on the door is repeated on the window casings, creating a vibrant contrast against the subtle yellow facade.
Nothing says home more than a traditional home with a brightly painted red door. The warm hued door visually draws homeowners and visitors up to the entrance in a most welcoming way.
With the modern design aesthetic of this home there is no need to stay traditional with the choice of color for the door. Purple is the color of the moment and this door knows it.
This sharp green door framed by a cool gray exterior exudes sophisticated style. This choice most certainly elevates the exterior of the home...
...and the interior. Can I move in? When it comes to painting entry doors, often the best solution is to paint the exterior side a different color than the interior. But in this case bringing the color inside works. Can I indulge my fascination with another shot? Look below.
Yep, still loving this door. If this were my space I would take a que from its color and repeat it in the interior. In a print on a roman shade, as a trace color in artwork hung on the wall or in fabric used for drapery panels or a settee in the adjoining room to the left.
Can you imagine this entry without the door painted a brilliant blue? Would you even find the door? What really makes this choice work is that the frame around the door is painted the same blue, bringing the color out into the vestibule just enough so that the door becomes more noticeable when approaching the entry.
And the color doesn't have to be bright to add character. Painting this door a soft pale blue with green undertones brings an understated elegance to the entry. The planted urns, which relate to the door hardware, add additional color and charm.
On a city neighborhood street it can often be hard to find the door you are looking for. Painted red, these doors address that problem with style.
And if you like the idea of color, don't stop at the door. Particularly in modern architecture, there is license to extend strong color beyond the door. Here the painted entry area breaks up the cool hard surface of the exterior walls and creates a bridge between the walls and the warm beams above.
Even better, look at the mechanics of this door. I have to say I've never opened one of these doors...they look incredibly cool, but I'm curious about their function. Anyone?
This canary yellow door with white trim simply makes me smile. Even on a dreary day, coming home to such a happy door would lighten the spirits.
The brilliantly painted door frame, surrounding weathered painted doors, seems very appropriate in this sun drenched entry. Warm, worn and lovely, it speaks to what you could possibly expect to find inside.
Can you talk about exterior color without showing this image? The Alamo Square Painted Ladies are the all time classic example of wonderful exterior paint palettes. Oh, the inspiration that could be found here!
And finally, sometimes a door can become the signature of the home and its owner. When I saw this image of the warm red door, with its unique number detailing, I immediately recognized it to be Karla's door of 'It's the little things that make a house a home'. She is certainly right...