The Best Front Door Paint Colours
Did you know that painting your front door is one of the BEST ways to add curb appeal to your home? In an afternoon, you can take a ho-hum door and turn it into something that gets your neighbours talking (I prefer gratuitous nudity, but a cool front door works too).
And not only is it great for your curb appeal and easy to do, it’s also easy on the wallet! HOWEVER, with 1000’s of colours to choose from it can be hard to figure out which 1 is best for you and your home. And that’s why you have me (insert happy face here). You can either hire me via my e-design to give you the TOP 3-4 colours for YOUR front door, or you can check out these fab options below…
Best Front Door Colour #1 – Burgundy and Red
Burgundy is a great choice for those looking for some interest without committing to the intensity of a real vivacious red. Brick red is a slightly more modern take on burgundy, with red coming in as the colour with the most personality!
Benjamin Moore Sundried Tomato. To get the look shown in the above photo, check out Sundried Tomato. It’s close to being red but has enough of a burgundy/grounded base to keep it calm and collected.
Benjamin Moore New London Burgundy. New London Burgundy is more of a typical burgundy, compared to those with more brown, purple or orange undertones. If you’re looking for a more ravishing red (check out my profile photo – wink wink), these next colours should get you on the right path. Just keep in mind that while red is one of the most popular choices for the front door, it isn’t always the smartest choice. Your home has to actually suit red (or a tweaked version of it) otherwise it will look out of place.
Shown above, Sherwin Williams Sommelier
Benjamin Moore Caliente. Caliente is a gorgeous, sumptuous red that ALSO happens to be BM colour of the year for 2018!
Sherwin Williams Poinsettiaa. For a red with a bit more RED, check out Poinsettiaa. It’s not quite ‘primary’ red, but it’ll give that impression.
Best Front Door Colour #2 – Navy Blue
Another great choice for a front door. Blue can be rich and classic or fun and fresh, ranging from the deepest navy to a bright sky blue. However, it’s usually the navy colours that are a hit with today’s homeowner.
Sherwin Williams Naval. This handsome fellow is the perfect complement to almost any siding. Naval sits on the slightly cooler end of the blue scale (compared to some navys that have a smidge of green in them).
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace. Cyberspace is a dark gray with a beautiful navy blue undercurrent.
Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue. Newburyport Blue has a bit more gray in it and appears slightly ‘softer’ than Naval. It also has a tiny nugget of green, but isn’t overly affected by it.
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Oh haaaale yes! It’s hard to go wrong with the classic look of Hale Navy.
And while there are about 1/2 a dozen more navy blues that I could rattle off the top of my head, those are a few of my FAVES.
Front Door Colour #3 – Teal / Blue Green
Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse or a beachy look, there is nothing like a fresh, modern teal paint colour for your front door! Teal is a mixture of blue and green – and not always an even mixture, some teals lean more to the blue side, while others lean more green.
Today’s popular teals also have some gray in them, keeping them a bit more in-check and not so ‘day-glo’.
Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. Wythe Blue is one of my fave blue/green/gray blends. Whether you prefer the lighter version, Palladian Blue, or the darker Stratton Blue, this range of blue/green is a beautiful choice for a front door.
Looking for something a bit spunkier?
Benjamin Moore (similar to above door). You’ll find that Mexicali Turquoise is a vibrant, lighter, brighter front door colour.
Benjamin Moore Hazy Blue. If you like a green/blue with a slightly vintage feel, Hazy Blue might be for you!
And of course the darkest of the teals – Benjamin Moore Yorktowne Green. Not for the faint of heart, Yorktowne Green is lovely teal has a blue/green undertone making it flexible and easy to live with. Would look stunning in a woodsy environment with a lot of cedar siding.
Best Front Door Colour #4 – Green
There’s something about a solid dark green that just seems to work on a LOT of homes.
Best Front Door Colour #5 – Black
Black is bold and is a great way to make a statement on a large or small home. It looks especially fabulous when paired with a crisp white trim.
And while black is a classic in the fashion world, it isn’t a ‘sure’ thing on a front door. Some homes look too intimidating with a black door – particularly ones that don’t have enough natural light around them.
Benjamin Moore Black 2132-10. Yup, just black – clearly a rocket scientist named it.
Black doesn’t always suit homes with river rock or ledgestone detail or front doors that are under heavy shadow
Best Front Door Paint Colour #6 – Gray and Charcoal
This is usually a hit with homeowners and suits a LOT of home styles.
I have MAD love for SW Gauntlet Gray, a slightly warmer, deep charcoal. See how it jives with the black trim and the river rock feature wall.
Best Front Door Paint Colour #7 – Yellow and Gold
Yellow and Gold can look warm and welcoming on a home, just remember that yellow reflects much more light than most other colours, so when choosing a yellow make sure that it’s intensity suits your home and your style (in other words err on the side of caution when choosing ‘intensity’).
Sherwin Williams Rayo de Sol. Similar to the above front door, Rayo de Sol is a rayo de sunshine!
Benjamin Moore Stuart Gold. Stuart Gold is a rich and stately gold colour. Not too yellow, not too orange – juuuust right!
My client Mark was wanting a front door that was a little different than the rest. I threw some beauties at him and he settled on Sherwin Williams Knockout Orange!
And while orange won’t suit MOST homes, it was the PERFECT choice for his home and the palette he decided on (see the whole project here).
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