We have a wood front door that has bothered me for years. It was a light oak color that I hated. Over time the sun faded the door and damaged the bottom portion as well. To cover the damaged part it needed to be stained a dark color. No problem here considering I wanted it to be a dark brown stain. We ended up picking Dark Walnut as the stain color and I could not be happier.
We chose to stain the inside of the door as well and I am so glad we did. The door looks less country with a rich dark stain on it. Better curb appeal too! **We had a professional stain the door.