1. Black Door With Light, Warm ExteriorThis is a terrific example of how to incorporate a black door on a more traditional-style home. The siding, trim and garage door are painted in soft, light, warmish hues that contrast nicely with the bold splash of black on the front door. The stunning architecture is allowed to take center stage. (You don't need vibrant colors to get attention here.) This is an elegant palette for an elegant home.