From bold jewel tones to muted nature-inspired hues, the options are virtually endless when it comes to finishing your door. For most people, the easiest choice is to simply order your new door in the color or stain you select. But you also have the option to finish the door yourself.

If you have a smooth surface door, paint is your ticket to giving your entry a fresh new look. Have a wood-grained door? You have the option to paint or stain your door. Stain colors range from rich wood tones to subdued shades and can be made lighter or darker based on the application method.

Finish and Color Considerations

Before you decide how to finish your door, think about your home’s architectural style and exterior color. Consider what colors best express your personal style. And if you belong to a homeowner’s association, check to see if they have guidelines you’ll need to follow.

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