Perfect Color Combinations for Doors and Windows for Your HOA

Perfect Color Combinations for Doors and Windows for Your HOA

Painting your home in an HOA is often required every five to seven years. Maintaining a polished look is also needed, and basic upkeep is part of living in such a community. However, exterior painting isn’t enough to keep your home looking kempt, and it’s not enough to please most HOAs. Window and door trim must be maintained, and door and window paint colors must also comply with HOA painting rules.

Here are some ideas that could bring out your home’s greatest features without ruffling any feathers.

Good Color Combinations for Doors and Windows

Window Painting

Finding the correct shade of window trim paint is essential to making your home look unique, but there are also many stipulations in HOAs. When HOA painting, it’s best to air on the side of caution and go conservative when it comes to colors.

Going with the same color: When you paint the exterior of your windows the same shade as your windows themselves, it’s the safest way to play. This way, only one other color is introduced onto your exterior, and it’s usually a pre-approved white or off-white.

Going slightly lighter: When painting your window trim slightly lighter than the color on the windows, it does introduce a third color, but that can actually work to your benefit in an HOA. It can make your windows slightly pop, giving your home more curb appeal without being abrasive. And since you’re only going slightly lighter, you’ll still be in the realm of pre-approved HOA colors.

Going slightly darker: This will enhance your window colors, which can give your home a beautiful pop of color and point of view without overwhelming the eye or causing issues with your HOA.

Remember, window painting doesn’t just mean you slap on some paint that matches your home and move on. It’s a great way to be proactive about underlying issues. When repainting your windows, you can mitigate wood rot by repairing and replacing where there are issues. A professional painting contractor can even match the wood, so it looks like the existing wood.

Door Painting

Exterior door painting is also part of HOA painting maintenance. Whether you’re painting your front door or looking at the perfect garage door paint color, it’s always best to air on the side of caution for these colors too. To avoid fines at your HOA, choose whites, off-whites, beiges, and taupes. Matching your front door color to your garage door paint offers a more cohesive look across the exterior of your home. Ideally, you’ll also want to ensure your doors and windows complement or match one another too.

Depending on your HOA, natural wood doors are acceptable too. The door will need to be stained and in accordance with the HOA rules, but wood doors can make your exterior pop without breaking any rules.

You’ll also want to consider what types of paint or stain that can withstand the elements. When it comes to the intricacies of paint and what each brand or type offers, it’s best to work with a professional painting contractor. They can offer scuff-resistant paint that won’t peel or crack as easy, but will still be aesthetically pleasing. This will allow you to remain HOA compliant without the headache of extra repairs and maintenance.


At TRICO PAINTING, we will color match so that you remain HOA compliant. We will remove and repair wood rot, match old wood to new wood when looking at doors and windows. And when it’s time to start exterior painting, we will protect other areas of your home that aren’t being painted, protect landscaping, and understand the specific rules and regulations of your HOA. If you’re ready to get started with your window and door upgrades, contact us today to get started!