Project 1Traditional Entry, Little Rock
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Traditional. A splashy door might not seem right with a traditional home, but there is a subtle way to bring drama to the entrance. Here, the traditional elements that surround the black door — the sidelight windows and the arched transom — give this door a grander look. Plus, the classic black-and-white color scheme creates curb appeal that has staying power. Notice that the palette is consistent, with black repeated on the metal stair railing, light fixtures and the outline of the white planters.
This is especially true on an exterior, where a softer charcoal black will make a much less modernist statement than a true black. Brown paint, however, would likely look too inauthentic when compared to any surrounding nature.