Here are 7 ideas and photos:
1) You could paint the door a darker version of the trim (ask the paint store to mix the same paint in 200% strength). This will insure the paint has the same combination of paint tones, unlike using a different paint on the same paint card.
2) Consider a color that you'd like to "pull out" of your brick or stone surround. Example, if the brick or stone is predominantly tan with some variations of charcoal or brown, you could pull out that color for the door. (see photo below)
|Front door in groute color|
3) You could repeat the color of the stain or paint on the garage door. See photo below.
5) If you want to draw more attention to the entrance (or even detract from a part of the house that is not appealing) - consider a daring color. See photos below.
|Unique front door color|
7) If you're going for an elegant look, you can go with a stained wood, or even a faux stain. Note that most wood stains won't last as long as paint, unless it's under a porch or it doesn't get harsh sun.
|Elegant front entrance|
Painting your front door is a fun way to update your home, and selecting a cheerful color is a good way to make your entrance welcoming.
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