A red front door and green front door.

Pick a colour to make an entrance

Picking a colour for your front door is a major decision.

And if you’re not confident about which colours suit, it could actually turn out to be a daunting task.

The shade of your front door is like a finishing touch on your home and can have a major impact on its kerb appeal.

Fortunately, at Target we know one or two things about it, so with our help you can be sure to make the right choice.

Take a look at some of our recommendations to help give your home a welcoming pop of colour.


Colour code


Colour does carry a great deal of significance and meaning.

According to the rules of Feng Shui, the front door is the main portal of energy into the house so getting the shade right is vital.

Red attracts attention for example, blue can be calming, black is sophisticated and strong, grey is associated with maturity, while green represents nature and health.

Brown offers safety and reliability, while yellow is uplifting and full of energy.

So where to start?


Period Property


If you live in a period home, then traditional colours are likely to work best.

Grand properties go well with classic colours like black. Think of Number 10 Downing Street with its shiny black door and how smart and businesslike it appears. It suggests strength.

Dark blue and red are also good traditional colours for grand homes, offering a classic entrance feel.

Listed buildings are often limited, with colour usually having to fit the style of the house and being sympathetic to its history. Traditional shades and colours like dark grey and sage green, are probably best.




Contemporary property design usually works well with sleek and muted colours, like grey or black and even steel.

Natural wood in all types of shades are good options too, especially with wood panelling being incorporated into a lot of modern home designs.

Doors with lots of glass will also fit nicely with this type of property.


Country residence


Whether it’s a cottage or semi-detached overlooking a village green, country properties offer a real possibility for incorporating nature into the style of your front door.

Going for natural wood stains are ideal for this as wood complements the natural surroundings.

However, if you do want a splash of colour, then Earthy colours, such as classic greens and pastels which echo the colours seen in nature, will look just as good.




Terraced houses, whether Victorian or new-build, offer a real opportunity for some design and flair.

Also, if you want to make your terraced home stand out from the crowd, then your choice of door is a great way to achieve it.

Bright colours will really bring your property to life, especially with shades like yellow, pink or a bright blue. A fabulous pop of colour.


Red brick house


Dark blue or steel blue will work well with this brick colour, as will grey and pastel green.

A white front door also goes with this type of brick.


White house


If your home is rendered, then going for a bold colour to contrast the white will look fantastic.

Black or dark grey will look particularly striking and certainly create an air of elegance and style.

But you could equally opt for bright colours like red, green or yellow as a vibrant way to make an entrance.