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Exterior Paint Color Ideas
For A Recessed Entrance

Do you have any exterior paint color ideas that would make my brick house front door 'pop'?  (Reader question).

brick house with turquoise and orange color entrances

Brick house with eye-popping orange and turquoise doors, London, UK

I have an orangish color brick house, with a recessed front door which appears quite dark.

What color would really "pop" from the street?

I am thinking chartreuse... but am open.. any exact color would be helpful!

Kathy (USA)

Hi Kathy,

Chartreuse would be an excellent choice for an eye-popping entrance!

Other than chartreuse, the following colors are either opposite (on the 4-primary color wheel) or complementary (on the 3-primary color wheel) to orange.

Any of them could work, as long as they're bright and saturated enough:

1. Greens:

  • pistachio
  • turquoise
  • mint
  • bright olive
  • light chalky sage green

2. Blues:

  • aqua
  • bright, light cornflower blue
  • light cerulean blue
  • duck egg blue
  • light sky blue
  • icy blue

Here are a few examples of what your front door might look like:

exterior entrance color ideas for a brick house
Exterior paint color ideas for a recessed brick house entrance

I'd rather not give you any paint names/numbers because
a) I don't know what exterior paint colors are available in your neck of the woods, and
b) it really is a matter of experimenting to find which color would make the most suitable partner for your exterior brick walls.

Wishing you the best of luck with your project -

Kathy wrote back & said she had decided to go with "Tiffany Blue".

exterior paint color idea for an entrance: tiffany 

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