Front Doors

front door painting ideas

Front Doors

If you’d like your home to express your personality, you can do it with your front door! It’s the heart of your home’s curb appeal and an excellent spot to make a public statement. You can be bold and select a bright color like teal or fire engine red – or go the traditional route with black or burgundy.
Here are seven color ideas for your home that can make a great first impression.


No one can go wrong with black. It’s one of the most common choices when it comes to front door colors. It’s elegant and traditional. For a bolder statement, paint the surrounding trim in black as well. We suggest a high-gloss, high-quality black paint like Benjamin Moore’s Jet Black.


A white door is equally popular and traditional. If your home is painted anything other than white, then a white door can draw the eye. Keep in mind there are dozens and dozens of shades of white with varying undertones.


Navy can be as conservative a color as black but, against the right facade, can give a home a pop of color. Try Dark Night or In the Navy in Sherwin Williams; in Benjamin Moore: Newbury Port Blue, and Hale Navy.

Greenish Blue: 

A greenish-blue color introduces color without being over the top. We consider this a safe shade if you want color but are concerned about being too bold. Benjamin Moore’s Stratton Blue HC-142 is a nice choice.

Red or Burgundy: 

A colonial classic, red and burgundy add an elegant pop of color and don’t have to be limited to a colonial style. They work great on transitional or modern homes as well. Look at Benjamin Moore’s Cottage Red HC-184, which is more burgundy with slight blue undertones, and Ruby Red, a brighter red.


Pink (yes, pink!) adds whimsy and can make a great front door color on the right style of home. For a soft pink, try Sherwin Williams Coral Perfection. For a bold pink, try Eros Pink by Sherwin Williams.


Given the popularity of gray in home interiors over the last five years, it’s no surprise that it would make its way to our front doors. (Actually, gray doors have been around as long as homes have existed.) It creates an elegant look for any home and style. Try Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal or Graphite.

Given that most front doors hold a prominent but small section on your home’s facade, it can be an ideal place to experiment with color. Don’t forget to consider the entire front of the house when selecting a color to be sure it coordinates well. Look at the architectural style, details such as brick or stone, and shutters, as well. A big mistake people make is to not consider the other colors on a house when selecting paint colors.
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