The 8 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 curb appeal and easy to do, but it’s also easy on the wallet! HOWEVER, with 1000’s of colours to choose from it can be hard to figure out which colour is best for you and your home. 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…
1. Best Front Door Colour – Burgundy or Red
Burgundy is a great choice for those looking for 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!
- To get the look shown in the above photo, check out Benjamin Moore Sundried Tomato. It’s close to being red but has enough of a burgundy/grounded base to keep it calm and collected
- Another fave along these lines is Benjamin Moore Dinner Party, more of a rich, dense red
- Benjamin Moore New London Burgundy is a more typical burgundy, compared to those with stronger 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. Keep in mind, 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.
- Benjamin Moore Caliente is a gorgeous, sumptuous red
- For a red with a bit more RED, check out Sherwin Williams Poinsettia. It’s not quite ‘primary’ red, but it’ll give that impression
2. Best Front Door Colour – Navy Blue
Navy blue is a wicked 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 the navy colours that are most often a hit with today’s homeowner.
- Sherwin Williams Naval is a handsome fellow and the perfect complement to almost any siding. Naval sits on the slightly cooler end of the blue scale (compared to some navies that have a smidge of green in them)
- Sherwin Williams Cyberspace is a dark gray with a beautiful navy blue undercurrent
- Benjamin Moore 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 remotely 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.
3. Best Front Door Colour – 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 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’
- I can also easily be talked into the likes of SW Peacock Plume
Looking for something a bit spunkier?
- You’ll find that Benjamin Moore Mexicali Turquoise is a vibrant, lighter, brighter front door colour
- Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua and Sherwin Williams Aquarium are teals with a bit more spazip to them! (spazip being a super technical term)
- If you like a green/blue with a slightly vintage feel, Benjamin Moore 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.
4. Best Front Door Colour – Green
There’s something about a solid dark green that just seems to work on a LOT of homes.
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5. Best Front Door Colour – Black
Black is bold and is a great way to make a statement on a large or small home and 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.
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black and Iron Ore are beautiful black choices. Tricorn Black is a bit bolder and striking, whereas Iron Ore is slightly softer.
Black doesn’t always suit homes with river rock or ledgestone detail or front doors that are under heavy shadow
Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…
Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…
- Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
- At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
- If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room
Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE
6. Best Front Door Paint Colour – Gray and Charcoal
Gray and charcoal are a hit with homeowners these days and suit 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 in the above photo
- For a softer look, check out SW Dovetail, the slightly lighter version of Gauntlet Gray
I also love the SUPER PASSIVE approach of Benjamin Moore Gray 2121-10, shown on this next front door.
7. Best Front Door Paint Colour – 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’).
- Similar to the above front door, Sherwin Williams Rayo de Sol is a rayo of sunshine!
- Benjamin Moore Stuart Gold is a rich and stately gold colour. Not too yellow, not too orange – juuuust right!
- Sherwin Williams Classical Gold, Gambol Gold and Bee are also beautiful, brighter choices
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).
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR front door?
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