The color purple is a peaceful and relaxing hue that reminds us of the color of flowers and spring. When used in interior design, it provides a chic and stylish look to the interior and exterior of the home.
Just less than 2 years ago, the color Ultra violet became Pantone’s Colour of the Year, which gave rise to the popularity of purple front doors for those who want their homes to stand out.
In this article, know more about the meaning behind the color purple and check out my collection of the best purple front door ideas that will make your home a more inviting place.
What does the Color Purple Represent?
According to Feng Shui, a famous Chinese philosophy, the color purple represents wealth, prosperity, and royalty, abundance, nobility, and dignity. Purple is a soothing and calming color that’s often related to spirituality. In fact, this is the only versatile color for a front door that can be placed in any direction, thus making it a popular choice for making a statement.
There are many different purple shades ranging from mauve, deep purple, and pale violet to name a few so you can easily experiment with your most favorite hue. However, it can be quite a tricky color to introduce to your home’s exterior. Since purple is dramatic, it can’t be combined with too many other bright colors. After all, you wouldn’t want your home’s entry to appear too girly or overly sweet. Similarly, using too much purple can also make your home’s facade look dark or gloomy.
Having said that, the color purple is an excellent attention grabber on an entry door. When used in small doses, it will increase your home’s curb appeal. Want to know how? Then check out these 17 purple front doors that truly stand out in the neighborhood.
1. Rustic Wooden Purple Door with Red Shutters
If you want to add extravagance to your exterior, purple is the perfect shade to experiment with. This purple wooden barn-style door is a great addition to the red and pink exterior. The authentic-looking red wooden shutters are easily distinguished, with the purple door as their perfect companion.
2. Raised Purple Door with a Landscaped Exterior
For extra privacy, why not spruce up your driveway with green shrubs that lead to the distinctive purple entrance. Purple is an elegant color that draws the eye to the door and makes an ideal visual accent. This bold purple front door on a raised panel has a warm look that discreetly stands out in the background. The white exterior among the green vegetation has classic charm with tons of curb appeal. This is a perfect example of an inviting and warm home thanks to its bold purple entry.
3. Dark Purple Glass Door Covered in Wisteria Plants
Glass allows natural light to filter through the door and into your home. When it’s incorporated into the front door and the side windows, you’ll benefit from a bright and airy interior. The dark blackish purple front door and windows on this house emit mystery without looking creepy thanks to the beautiful wisteria plants that soften the overall look.
4. A Tall Order with Stained Glass
This old brick exterior looks magnificent with its tall, brownish purple wooden door and stained glass. There is no question that this door is an architectural focus of the home’s facade. With decorative and original paneling, pediment, and semi arched glass on both sides of the door, it certainly stands out among the rest.
5. Purple Front Door with Green Exterior
This door sports a beautiful pinkish purple shade that helps it stand out against the cool green exterior. I particularly like the way this house’s exterior colors of white and green blend with the purple front door. Another welcoming touch is the upper glass window to allow natural light in.
6. Purple Door for A Mark of Royalty
The Georgian-style home became popular in both the US and UK from the mid 18th century. The typical features of this style of home consist of symmetrical doors, decorative window headers, arched tops on front doors, pediments, brick exteriors, and chimneys with classical motifs. A good example is this purple front door on a Georgian style home with arched glass framing in white within a dark brown exterior. It makes a beautiful combination that’s not just highly sought in the UK.
7. Dark Purple Front Door on a Luxury Home For a Touch of Class
This luxury Colonial style house with its dormer windows, brick exterior and matching purple shutters oozes luxury. The typical features of a Colonial house consist of symmetrical structure, columns, decorative entrance ways, shutters, and pitched roof. In this image, notice how the purple shutters match the raised front door and make it look even more stately next to the columns.
8. Painted Wall Colors to Match the Purple Door
A fun palette that works best for those who are a little on the daring side is a mixture of bright and bold purple colored wooden wall next to the corner front door. The vibrant colors in this image look modern and authentic. What’s great about this bold purple door is its use of material that matches the exterior. Wood is a timeless decorative feature that’s relatively simple and affordable to incorporate into front doors and home exteriors. And you can always repaint the walls any shade of purple that takes your fancy for a completely different look.
9. Purple Door on Stone Exterior to Complete the Architectural Look
This delightful grey stone exterior has its architectural look complete thanks to the stunning purple door. This image proves how the color purple can be used to accentuate classy and original architectural features of a home.
10. Metal Purple Door with Matching Mailbox
Purple is a classic color that suits every kind of residential architecture – as long as you don’t’ go overboard. This medium purple metal door is a smart solution that works with a brick wall. The purple door has softened the wall and serves as a nice focal point. The door comes complete with a mailbox as its unique feature.
11. Double Fronted Door with Elaborate Wooden Carving
This dark purple door features detailed wooden carving with a beautifully sculptured knocker. The pediment above the door doesn’t take the attention away from the door’s color and its surroundings. In fact, it enhances the overall look in a subtle way.
12. Bold Purple Door on a Grey Exterior
If your home’s exterior is grey, the best way to draw attention to your front door is to use a contrasting color, such as bright purple. As you know by now, purple adds a fun touch to an entry, so what better way to attract attention than a rich purple color for the front door of your house. The door on this image is especially elegant as it works perfectly with the grey, neutral exterior. And to complete the look, two matching flower pots are placed at either sides of the door. Perfect!
13. Purple Door on a Pink Exterior
A purple door against a pink exterior is a stylish addition to a home. Purple, after all, represents majesty, honor, and wealth. This striking color comes in many disguises and complex hues that you can experiment with in order to match your pink exterior. In this image, the purple door with the white trim element surrounding the door frame has given the pink exterior a crisp and unique edge that has enhanced the visual appeal of the property.
14. Purple Door Decorated with Hanging Plants
Another way of beautifying your home’s entrance is to place some hanging plants as close to the door as possible. Pair these with climbing plants to achieve a more alluring look. Just make sure the hanging plants are large enough to be seen from the street to make a bold statement.
15. Make Your Entry Inviting with a Purple Gate
Increase your home’s curb appeal by painting your gate the same color as the front door. After all, you want your entry to say “welcome” not “keep out”. See what a positive message this purple front door conveys with its matching purple gate.
16. Arched Purple Glass Windows and Door
On a traditional exterior, pinkish purple glass windows with a matching front door stand out and can even be the main focal points of your home’s facade. This arched door with matching pinkish purple windows on a rustic stone exterior are simply elegant and very inviting. Another head turning front door for sure!
17. Two Identical Purple Wooden Doors on Grey Exterior
Pinkish purple front doors on a grey exterior, similar to this image, work great especially when they are paired up. These saturated purple doors take the focus away from the dull, grey exterior of the building and work hand in hand to draw attention to the entry. This idea brings out the older-style home and makes the entry more inviting and modern. So what better way to attract attention than two identical purple doors side by side and raised from the ground.