Patio Door Color Ideas

I’ve shown off our patio before and after, new patio table, and updated patio landscaping, but I try to strategically avoid taking close ups of the doors that lead to the mudroom and garage. You see, they are ugly. One is old faded colonial blue and the other is primed white with a yellowing vinyl trim. I guess the previous owners installed a new door but never painted it. So not only are they ugly, they don’t even match.

They are in desperate need of painting, so I did a few color mock ups. I know the actual colors will probably look different, and we’ll still get samples and all that jazz, so this is just to see what color family we’d like to have.

My first thought was to go with a cheery, but somewhat neutral, green. This is Sherwin Williams Relentless Olive. I hadn’t really thought about this until I saw the mock up, but I really like that the green ties into the plants around the patio. I think it looks colorful but cohesive.

Then I remembered from my Virtual Paint Makeover that I had done Carol-Lynn’s door in a deep plum which I thought looked really nice. This is Sherwin Williams Plum Brown. I like how it brings out some of the colors in the slate patio, but I’m not sure how I feel about it for our house.

I am always drawn to dark blue doors. This is Sherwin Williams Dark Night. I love the deep color and this particular shade. It looks like it has just a drop of green it it so it isn’t just a plain navy. Our front door, trim, and shutters in the front of the house are blue, so I’m not sure if I want more blue, but this is a pretty color.

What do you think? Any favorites? Oh and if you’re wondering about our Ikea Kitchen renovation, we’re still slowly plugging away at it. I’ll post soon about our progress!


  1. catherine says

    I love the green!! An unexpected pop of color and really makes it feel outdoorsy… however the best thing with paint is that if you don’t like it, you can paint it again!

  2. says

    This makes it a lot easier than buying paint samples and painting doesnt it! I quite like the dark blue … and the green is nice too if it’s a light bright green, otherwise it will blend a bit with the garden.

  3. says

    You know, I loved the pop of the green — like most of your other commentors, it seems! I definitely think you should go with such a bold colour! Whichever colour you pick though… all your choices look lovely!

  4. says

    Love the green for the same reasons you mentioned. The blue is very classic and I love how it coordinates with the yellow in your furniture. But the green is my fave. Thanks for sharing at the party! Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  5. says

    I also like the dark night. It contrasts just enough with the surroundings but ties in very well. I think the green “blends” in too much. The change will be awesome! Good luck!

  6. says

    I haven’t checked in for a while because life has been crazy, so I don’t know if you decided on a color for the door, but I just thought I would add my two cents in. How about a really bright and pretty orange similar to the orange of your sun umbrellas. It would give a real pop of color and still go with the scheme you are working with!

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