You have this bright idea to paint your front in a vivid color to make it stand out from the crowd, but then you have to think how this will look alongside the plants in the garden. To help you vizulalize how plants can complement these bright yellows, reds, oranges and purples here are nine examples which I found in an article by Lauren Dunec Hoang from the Houzz website.
Painting your front door a bright, bold color is one of the easiest ways to change the look of your home and create a welcoming first impression. But once you?ve chosen a vivid shade of red, orange, lime or purple, it can be tricky to know what other exterior colors work well with it. Nail your entryway style with paint colors and garden plants that complement a bright door, as shown by these eight fresh, colorful examples.Color strategies. Balance a bright front door with exterior paint and window trim in neutral colors that will complement and enhance the door color. Flowering plants, evergreen shrubs and potted plants placed by the entryway provide another opportunity to complement a bold front door. Pull a bright paint color into the landscape with flowers and bright berries in a similar hue, or use dark green and blue-green foliage plants to balance a bold door.Aqua. Wake up a home?s entryway with an unexpected splash of light turquoise paint. The bright, spring-like color looks equally fresh on traditional and contemporary homes, and pairs well with white or light gray exterior paint.
Robin?s egg blue looks particularly charming with mixed cottage-style perennial beds planted with pastel-colored blooms such as coreopsis, dahlias, foxgloves, delphiniums and lavender. For landscapes that favor foliage over flowers, pair a blue-green door with silvery lamb?s ears (Stachys byzantina) and medium-green evergreen shrubs like boxwood or pittosporum.Coral. Peachy medium orange-pink paint feels cheerful, inviting and also a little daring to use on a front door. Emphasize bold coral with exterior paint in charcoal or medium gray.
In spring and summer, coral mixes well with lush foliage and tropical blooms, like creamy yellow angel?s trumpet (Brugmansia spp.) and peachy-petaled rose of Sharon (Hibiscus spp.). In winter, coral acts as a welcome bright spot in a darker, sparser landscape.