27 Apr Front Doors
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.
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.
Mike Katounas is the owner of Home Works Painting, a painting business in Northern Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in residential interior and exterior painting, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, wallpaper removal, power washing, commercial painting, color consultation, and staining/sealing. Their service areas include Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Reston. Mike takes pride in his work, and he always follows a strict code of conduct that includes the use of quality paint, a clean workspace, and an honest, respectful approach to his customers.