It’s common knowledge that the front door of our house creates the first impression. Most people don’t know how to make a strong, lasting first impression. If the exterior of your house is tan, it might be a little tricky for you to choose the color of your door.
The color tan is one of the most popular colors for house exteriors worldwide. The foremost reason is that people think of how tan is the safest color for house exteriors. Tan surely looks clean and neutral but is it easy to choose the front door color which best complements the tan exterior?
We don’t think so! Painting the doors with any colors without thinking further about matching your tan house won’t do any good either.
Don’t we all agree that making a strong, lasting first impression is important? If so, we’re on the same page. This time we’re going to dive deeper into finding the color of the door to your tan house that will catch everyone’s eyes and make the best combination!
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1. A Chelsea Cucumber Green Front Door in a Pale Tan Bungalow House
Let’s start with a shade of green! Green is always associated with freshness and nature. But not every shade of green will provide them. Hence, our suggestion goes to Chelsea cucumber green.
Chelsea cucumber green is the unsaturated, light cold green that radiates freshness. Let’s take a look at the picture above to give you inspiration. Cucumber green looks light combined with the pale tan clapboard siding exterior. Moreover, the white sidelights encase the door beautifully.
Sunlight and nature go hand in hand. Therefore, installing a paned window and the glass panels in both the front door and the sidelights allow the sunlight to stream through, emphasizing the freshness of the Chelsea cucumber green in your front door.
Putting a green plant on your porch or creating a mini garden in your front yard is also a great idea for bringing your tan house to look closer to nature!
2. A Caribbean Blue Front Door Makes the Tan House Look Refreshing
If you want your house to look refreshing but don’t like Chelsea cucumber green? Don’t worry, there is another alternative, and it’s none other than the Caribbean blue!
Caribbean blue represents blissful tranquility. Painting the color on your front door will make anyone who passes by your door feel the coolness of the ocean breeze. Framed by the white trim and the tan clapboard siding wall, the front door enhances your house’s curb appeal.
The picture above might inspire you enough. The three storm windows installed also harmonize with the Caribbean blue door. Adding a small detail like the yellow flower on a pot gives your tan house a refreshing and summery look.
If you’re into nature, summer, and the sea, painting your front door in Caribbean blue is recommended!
3. A Classic White Front Door for a Chamois Tan House
Enough with the nature-associated look like green or blue for a moment. Do you want to play safe? Sure enough, we suggest you choose classic white.
As we know, white will never go wrong. However, we might want to add some details and decorations to boost the curb appeal of your chamois tan house! Look at the picture above; for example, the arched top frame and sidelights with the same color as your front door will attract people’s attention.
Instead of having a plain arched window, you can customize it with a simpler look of the cathedral-type arched top frame. Moreover, the brick porch steps and white portico make a great combination. It is not a bad idea if you want to hang a flower wreath on your white front door.
These details and decorations won’t make your tan house look plain with a combination of the white front door. Instead, your tan house looks more exquisite!
4. Elegant Touch from a Silver Chalice Front Door and Tan House Combination
Something elegant is always associated with a soft appearance. While we’re still on the monochrome track, we should talk about how a silver chalice front door can fit prettily in your tan house and give an elegant touch!
There aren’t many people who paint their front door silver. But you should consider silver chalice paint. The soft, icy purple with mulberry undertone radiates elegance, especially when it goes along with your tan house.
The picture above shows enough proof. The clear glass on the sidelights and windows is the perfect choice to go along with the silver chalice front door. If you want more privacy, adding sheer curtains enhances your house’s elegance.
Further, the flower pots and wreaths add more finesse and make your house even prettier. So, are you tempted enough to paint your front door with the silver chalice?
5. A Sophisticated Craftsman-Style Front Door Painted in Como Green for Tan House
Even though we initially mentioned a particular shade of green, green does not always represent the color of nature. When the shade goes a little bit darker, it personifies wealth. For example, the first thing we think about as we see the picture above is how sophisticated the house looks.
The front door is painted in Como green and combined with the half-round pediment above it. We get the sense of classical architecture from the combination that, typically, conveys prosperity and wealth. It correlates with the color of dark green, like Como green.
Adding engraving in the pediment is also a brilliant idea. With these elements, the Como green front door, and classical pediment, you can make your tan house aesthetically pleasing grandeur!
6. The Simplicity of Ecru White Front Door for a Tan House
White is the answer when looking for a simple color combination. Especially, this ecru white in your front door will accent the simplicity of your tan house.
However, simplicity does not always mean plain; let’s look at the picture above. There is nothing plain about the combination of the ecru white front door, pale tan vertical siding exterior, and the wood porch posts.
The detail we easily catch in this farmhouse is the three-quarters glass life front door. It looks like a warm welcome to those who want to come in. The two green plants on either side of the entrance also furnish your tan house.
Therefore, coloring your front door ecru white paint even though your pale exterior won’t make your house look plain and basic. Combining those elements is like a warm welcome to anyone visiting your house!
7. A Blackcurrant Colored Front Door in a Small Porch of a Tan House
Moving on, we recommend a color from the violet family for your front door, blackcurrant. This dark, neutral, dusty purple with a mauve undertone color creates an elegant feature for your tan house.
The picture above shows how the blackcurrant front door fits perfectly well in a modern house to get you inspired. A craftsman-style front door adorned with two sidelights makes your house look elegant.
Let’s not ignore the combination between the tan stone veneer exterior and the flagstone steps leading to the small porch. Adding the blackcurrant front door in the combination is absolutely the best idea! Your tan house looks will not only look elegant but also modern.
8. A Terracotta Front Door Creates a Lively Facade for Tan House
We have discussed colors representing nature, so-called safe colors like white, and elegant colors. It’s time to choose a color for your front door that is so lively yet warm, which is Terracota!
Terracotta is a shade between orange and brown. The orange hue makes the color look lively, yet the brownish shade, a clay color, gives off a warm and cozy feeling.
Painting it in your front door boosts your curb appeal! An example is a picture above. The natural tan exterior and the Terracotta front door radiate warmth, yet it isn’t overboard when combined. Putting greenery in your front yard also helps in creating a lively facade.
9. A Tropical Tan House with its Black Matte Front Door Make a Wonderful Combination
Another color you can never go wrong with is black. But, rather than simply paint your front door black, how about we make it unsaturated, so it gives a matte finish? Truly, a brilliant idea!
A modern craftsman-style front door is painted matte black with white trim framing it. It’s a basic combination of black and white. Meanwhile, the combination is no longer basic with the tan vertical siding exterior. In fact, the tropical house looks simpler yet beautiful.
Further, the square window with clear glass gives a modern touch to your tan house. We strongly suggest you paint your front door matte black if you are into modern yet simple style!
10. Tan Stone Veneer Porch with a Cinnamon Front Door for a Grandeur Look
Our previous discussion mainly discusses the tan houses with many kinds of wall siding, but what should we paint our front door with if our house has a porch with exquisite tan stone veneer columns? We bet this color has not crossed your mind even once: cinnamon.
Cinnamon is not orange or brown. It is somewhere in between those shades. It appears like the color tan (though darker); choosing cinnamon to paint your front door is easier and safer because it blends well with the tan stone exterior.
Like the picture above, the combination color of the front door and stone columns create a calming earthy color. Painting the exterior case of the transom and sidelights with the same color, cinnamon, is an excellent idea.
While it creates a calming ambiance, teaming up with the stone veneer columns, the cinnamon front door also enhances the impressiveness of the house.
11. The Black and White Combination that Never Goes Wrong for Front Doors in a Soft Tan Single-Family House
As we know, black and white can never do wrong. We agree with that! When you are running out of ideas on what color you should paint your front door, let’s go back to the classic: black and white.
Look at the majestically standing single-family house with tan horizontal siding exterior above. There are only three colors there; tan, black, and white, yet they still manage to complement each other really well.
A single-family house sometimes needs two front doors. Therefore, you can do some experiences by coloring them with different colors; in this case, it’s black and white. The combination radiates nothing but class and sophistication.
You can also juxtapose the colors to emphasize the contrast when deciding on the casing. It’s all back to the point that these colors will fit perfectly when combined with other colors on your exterior, especially tan!
12. A Cream Tan House with a Crimson Red Front Door Catching The Eye of Everyone Passing By
We finally come to the boldest shade, red. Painting your front door red will let your house stand out, especially when your house exterior is tan.
A red front door will catch everyone’s eyes and give people a strong and bold first impression of your house. You will love how the red front door pops against the tan exterior. The door trim doesn’t have to match the red to strike more attention.
For example, the picture above has a white casing in its front door, contrasting the red front door and the cream tan vertical siding exterior. If you want to emphasize the modern house, you can install three square glass panels on the front door.
Creating a pathway while adding colorful flower pots leading to the entrance makes the house appealing to the people who pass by!
Have you picked your front door colors for your tan houses? As you can see, we provide 12 color suggestions for your front door if your house is painted tan. Choosing the right color for your front door is important to boost curb appeal as front doors also act as the first impression of your house.
You might want your house to stand out among other houses, or you simply want the color of your front house to fit best for your exterior. Either way, the article above shows a range of color shades, from classic natural colors like black, white, cinnamon, and blackcurrant, to cheerful and colorful ones like green, Caribbean blue, terracotta, a silver chalice, and red.
The style of your house does not matter; it can be a farmhouse, a single-family house, minimalist, or modern; as long as you can pick the right color of your front door like the ones we mentioned earlier, cast your worry away! Your front door will create a strong, lasting first impression. As a bonus, your tan house will also look fantastically attractive!