Composite doors come in a variety of colours meaning you can create a bespoke look perfect for your property depending on your individual taste and style. Customising the look and style of your front door by choosing a colour according to your personal taste and your property’s interior and exterior has never been easier.
The solid colours are added during the manufacturing process and applied evenly, while the oak and darkwood finish feature hand-painted wood grain for a more natural colour.
All composite doors have a high gloss, UV resistant film to give them sheen and in total there are thirteen colours to choose from, which include solid colours such as poppy red, duck egg blue, black brown, white, black, blue, red, green, cream, grey and Chartwell green while the wood colours come in oak and darkwood.
When choosing the colour of your composite door, preference and style work hand in hand. Neutrals are very safe and versatile shades which suit many other colours whether they are light, dark, bold, or soft. These include black, white, cream, grey and black brown. Below we run through each of the thirteen different colours available, helping you find the perfect choice for your front door.
While black is a very unconventional choice for a door colour, it is actually very classy, dramatic and versatile. The colour goes best with light, warm, bold, neutral, stone and brick exteriors. It is however inadvisable to use black against a dark background, as the door might ‘disappear’.
White, on the other hand, exudes classically simple elegance, and represents harmony, purity and peacefulness. The colour is also very versatile and can be used against all backdrop colours, including white.
Grey is a mixture of black and white, and the hue may vary across darker and lighter shades. While grey may not seem to be a conventional colour choice for a door, it can actually be as versatile as white and even more so when the grey comes in a lighter shade.
Cream, with its own characteristic softness and richness, unlike traditional white, is a popular choice for colouring interior walls, but it also looks just as elegant on doors. Versatility is also one of the colour’s strengths.
While black-brown might not have any apparent difference to black at a quick glance, it actually calls to mind one of the colours of the darkest of hardwoods, complete with fine grain details. The colour may be used against backdrops of light, dark, neutral and bold colours as well as patterns.
For the more adventurous home designer, unconventional, attention-grabbing door colours are the norm, and these showcase their own fashionable tastes. The bolder solid colours include blue, red and green.
Exuding the colour of the sky and the sea; exuding calmness, relaxation and comfort, blue might pose itself as a risky colour to use for a composite door. That said, it actually goes well with exteriors such as brick, light neutrals and warm hues. However, when going for a blue door against a blue house, it is advisable for one to be in a darker or lighter shade than the other, creating a tasteful monochromatic effect.
A red door in any shade is attention-grabbing, bursting with energy and is extremely inviting and hospitable. It can go well with dark, soft, bright and neutral exterior colours. Brick, stone and wood exteriors can also do it justice. When going for a monochromatic look, have either the door or the exterior in another shade of red.
Green is a very fresh colour which reminds one of plants, trees and grasses. Depending on the shade, it can go well with dark, brick, stone and warm neutral exteriors as well as interiors. For a house lined with trees, creating a colour contrast for the door would be advisable, such as having a light green door against dark green plants and vice versa.
Oak, while available in a variety of shades and grains such as red and white oak, has a generally lighter shade than darkwood. It exudes a rustic, natural charm. Darkwood is similar to black-brown but is lighter.
Mixing solid colours and neutrals with each other is nothing new, and gorgeous colours such as poppy red, duck egg blue and Chartwell green are just some of its results.
Poppy red is an orange-infused shade of red, mimicking the flower of the same name. It may be paired with bold colours such as orange, yellow, pink and purple as well as neutrals which make the colour pop.
Duck egg blue, also known as Rococo blue, was developed from a mixture of soft green and blue and is evocative of the French Rococo movement. The colour became popular in the 1990s as more Swedish households would use it on their walls. As a door colour, it can be used against bold, neutral and pastel colours.
Chartwell green is a bit lighter than conventional green, and its name comes from the family home of Sir Winston Churchill, who had his garden furniture painted with this colour. It offers a very tranquil appearance and signifies a harmonious home.
Deciding on a door colour can be very conflicting, and the risk of the colours is something you definitely want to avoid. The colours of natural wood are very safe choices since they suit all types of interiors and exteriors, but experimentation could be just as fun depending on the overall style of your property.