25 Perfect Paint Colors for Your Front Door

published Aug 27, 2019
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Never underestimate the power of curb appeal.

Take your front door, for example. It usually is the first part of your house that people see. And while first impressions may or may not matter to you, they definitely do exist. 

If you’re putting in any effort at all into your lawn or other exterior touches while neglecting your front door, you need to stop what you’re doing and paint your front door. On the other hand, if you’re not doing anything with your exterior, but like the idea of dramatically increasing your curb appeal with an easy and cheap DIY job, you need to stop what you’re doing and paint your front door. 

Need a bit more of a push to get started? Here are 25 fetching front doors—and matching paint colors to get the look in your own space.

1. Try a Bold Blue

Ready to make a statement? Opt for an energetic cobalt shade, like Sherwin Williams’ Morning Glory. We love how it packs a much-needed punch to Chris Schapdick’s otherwise wooden facade.

2. Get Creative With Coral

In this Australian-based abode, homeowners Annie Price and Jamie Paterson used Wattyl’s Australian Coral to give their front door a cheery, retro appeal. Stateside, you can recreate the look with Sherwin-Williams’ Charisma.

3. Tangled Up in Blues

A cheery aqua—like Sherwin-Williams’ Moore’s Tantalizing Teal used in this house tour—will breathe some life into a stark, minimalist front door.

4. A Pop of Pink

Just because you’re living in a Victorian home doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in the past. Take a cue from Roger and Chris Stout-Hazard’s house tour and splash your front door with a vivacious fuschia. Recreate the look with Sherwin-Williams’ Forward Fuschia.

5. Pick Out a Sweet Pink

For a pretty pink that’s not too bold, go a few shades lighter on the color wheel. Siblings Sophie Loghman and Saba Loghman used Behr’s Angel Kiss for their front door, turning their Georgia property into a charming, cinematic space.

6. A Metallic Marvel

As this New Jersey house tour proves, you don’t need to have a copper door to give your space a cool, metallic vibe. Here, interior designer and homeowner Bailey Li used one of Benjamin Moore’s metallic paints to get the look.

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7. A Bespoke Blue

When in doubt, opt for a color that simply makes you happy, like this bright blue in Audra Wrisley’s home. Wrisley used a custom Behr color for her front door, but you can recreate the look with the company’s Lagoon Rock.

8. Opt for Orange

Calling all maximalists: We found the perfect paint color for you. Sure, a bright hue like Benjamin Moore’s Startling Orange is certifiably bold, but it can make the ultimate statement. Let this Chicago house tour show you how it’s done!

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9. The Royal Treatment

Give your home’s facade a regal flair with a soothing purple shade. In this English house tour, the front door is splashed in Farrow & Ball’s Brassica.

10. A Sunny Style

A sunny front door—like the one in this New Orleans house tour—certainly isn’t for design wallflowers, but it can be just the pop of color your space needs. Homeowner (and our House Tour editor) Adrienne Breaux used Valspar’s Golden Promise.

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11. Opt for Airy

This just in: A sky blue is a perfect hue for anyone who wants their front door to pop without overpowering the rest of their outdoor space. Take a cue from animator Joe Gast and select a shade like Clare’s Nairobi Blue.

12. Go for the Grey

Turns out, you don’t need 50 shades of grey to pique our interest. This New Orleans house tour got creative by pairing the neutral with blue shutters. Recreate the look in your own home with Benjamin Moore’s Stormy Monday and Behr’s Blue Square, respectively.

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13. Pick a Poppy Paint

As this Nashville house tour proves, there are very few design woes a berry-hued door can’t solve. Here, the cheery door color adds a pop of color to an otherwise traditional space. Like what you see? Grab a can of Sherwin-Williams’ Begonia and get painting!

14. Paint it Black

No, a black front door doesn’t have to be moody. To strike the perfect balance between light and dark, pair your moody door with a lighter interior. This Houston house tour used Sherwin-Williams’ Tricorn Black to get the look.

15. Get Ready for Red

Craving a colorful entryway, but don’t want to compromise your interior design? This Philadelphia home has the best of both worlds by painting one side of their doors a bright, cherry red. A bold shade like Real Milk Paint’s Flag Red will get the job done in style.

16. Beautify With Berry Tones

Brooke Mullins’ Canadian home proves that the sky’s the limit when it comes to your front door. A bright pink door and brick facade may seem like an unlikely duo, but the shockingly bold hue adds some spice to the home’s overall vibe. Go big or go home with a color like Sherwin-Williams’ Exuberant Pink.

17. A Hint Of Color

Dipping your toes into the world of color for the very first time? Opting for a bluish-grey like Valspar’s Shark Loop is a great starting point. In Chuck Jones’ California house, the hue warms up the entryway without appearing too bright.

18. Create Contrast

As this Atlanta house tour proves, opposites attract. The cherry red door is bright enough on its own, but feels all the more special when paired with the bright green walls inside. Get the look in your own home with Valspar’s Terra Cotta Red.

19. Liven it Up With Lime

Admittedly, lime green isn’t most people’s first choice for front doors; however, it can look awesome when paired with a blue facade a la this Rhode Island house tour. Try your luck with a shade like Behr’s Go Go Lime.

20. Make it Mint

Torn between blue and green? Find a happy medium with mint, as Corinna and Eugenia did in their Los Angeles home. For a minted marvel, try Farrow & Ball’s Green Blue.

21. Rework White

White doors are boring, right? Think again! A crisp white shade can actually create some negative space to a bright facade as well as busy wallpaper inside, as seen in Halle and Jeff’s east village apartment. Color enthusiasts know there are many shades of white, but we recommend sticking to a hue like Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.

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22. Pay it Forward With Peacock

For a front door that feels inviting at first glance, enlist a zesty peacock shade as Susan Harlan did in her North Carolina space. Go ahead, recreate this look with a color like Sherwin-Williams’ Cruising.

23. Make it Moody

Go to the dark side—of the color wheel, that is—and try a deep green such as Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green. The moody door in this Australian house tour makes a statement but isn’t as jarring as, say, the pitch-black stair railings.

24. Think Pink

The color pink is known to have a calming effect on all who see it, making it a great choice for your front door. Caroline and Jayden Lee are keeping their visitors relaxed by painting their front door a sweet, bubblegum pink. Trust us, Caroline and Jayden Lee Sherwin-Williams’ Irresistible is just what the design doctor ordered.

Credit: Cathy Pyle

25. Make Nice With Neutrals

Truth be told, you don’t need a bright, bold hue to pack a punch. In their charming, English abode, Diana and Dominic Pollock used Farrow & Ball’s Smoke Green to strike a balance between subtle and statement.