Inviting Coastal Entries
Make a stylish first impression with our ideas for an elegant entryway.
Tall hedges and bougainvillea frame a traditional wood front door, creating a pretty garden-like entry and adding a pop of color.
Custom black ironwork and a low, lime-washed stone wall make a dramatic entrance to a formal garden at this Spanish-inspired home on the Georgia coast. Clipped boxwood hedges and Meyer lemon trees in aged Italian terra-cotta pots surround a limestone fountain for an added statement.
There's no shortage of charm in this cottage-style entry. Beaded board and Dutch doors exude classic beach house comfort.
A bright door gives added character to this shingle-style home. Painted shrimp pink, this one adds personality and contrasts sharply, drawing attention to the entrance.
A red door with mullioned windowpanes lets additional light into a welcoming entryway. The bright, plaid doormat brings the home’s interior decorating scheme outdoors.
Let your interior decor inspire your outdoor entry. Artistic window dressings on a royal blue front door invites visitors into this textile design studio and echoes the whimsical colors inside.
A small overhang with a cedar shake roof adds beauty and function to this entry, providing both an eye-catching element and cover in inclement weather.
Go for a classic color scheme of red, white, and blue for some patriotic flair. Furniture and accessories make a great way to add pops of color. Remember: A little color goes a long way on a front door, so choose wisely. For a sophisticated look, opt for subtle tones.
Add Caribbean character to your outdoor entry with a few fresh coats of turquoise paint for a statement entry. This tropical hue combined with island accents such as a curvaceous metal porch bench makes for a welcoming invitation to paradise.
Lively coral Dutch doors flanked by black-green panels provide bold contrast for a strong style statement. Matching potted plants soften this entryway and lend additional color.
Nature-inspired accessories such as plants and shrubs can add instant appeal to a home’s entrance. Additional accents, such as welcome mats, outdoor lanterns, and teak benches, can amp up the exterior.
To make your home really stand out, select two analogous colors for the exterior, and a complementary hue for accent doors and shutters. Choose bright, fun colors to remind you of the islands.
Brown shutter-style front gates mimic this home’s sliding plantation shutters and continue the neutral color scheme.
Take a cue from the coast. Paint your front door a sea-inspired shade for an instant upgrade with minimal effort. Hooks and baskets help keep towels, coats, flip-flops, and other essentials from crowding the entryway.
Keep bugs out and still let breezes in with a screen in front of a Dutch-style front door. A porch with light green walls and a dark green floor add subtle contrast to this bright white beach house.