- 12 Fresh New Front Door Colors to Welcome You Home
- Cool Front Door Colors
- Mint Green
- Pastel Blue
- Fresh Green
- Cobalt Blue
- Warm Front Door Colors
- 30 Best Front Door Paint Colors – Beautiful Paint Ideas for Front Doors
- 12 Front Door Paint Color Ideas That Make for a Great Impression
- The Pinks
- The Blues
- The Yellows
- The Greens
- The Reds
- The Whites
- 21 Gorgeous Blue Front Doors to Inspire Your Next Exterior Refresh
- 14 Front Door Color Ideas and Their Meanings
- 1. Orange Front Door Color
- 2. Red Front Entry Door Color
- 3. Blue Painted Door
- 4. Gray Paint Color
- 5. Green Front Entry Doors
- 6. Wood – The Natural Choice
- 7. Black Front Door Paint
- 8. White Front Doors
- 9. Brown Front Door
- 10. Paint Me Yellow
- 11. Turquoise
- 12. Glass
- 13. Pink
- 14. Purple
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12 Fresh New Front Door Colors to Welcome You Home
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We love the look of a colorful front door to welcome guests into our home. Perhaps our front door is our home’s jewelry — adding a little sparkle to the curb appeal.
Painting your front door is one of the quickest (and prettiest) ways to change up your home’s exterior. Front door colors can be warm, cool or neutral. The freshest colors are warm and cool. You can use them as an accent in your exterior paint color scheme.
Here are the freshest front door colors that we’re loving right now.
Cool Front Door Colors
Our favorite cool front door colors include blue and purple shades. Green can be considered a cool color, but it can also be considered warm if it has a lot of yellow undertones. If you’re having trouble finding the perfect cool color for your front door, try sampling warm paint colors instead.
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An aqua front door is not just perfect for a beach-inspired home — it’s becoming the go-to color for modern farmhouse and cottage styles. Aqua and turquoise doors are versatile, putting a fresh spin on neutral color palettes. Try Sherwin-Williams Aquaverde to get this look.
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Lilac is the new Millennial Pink, appearing on the runway and in home decor right now.
With all the emphasis on pastel colors lately, lilac and periwinkle have finally taken their place in today’s color palettes.
A lilac front door is a bold choice in a sea of white doors that reflects your creativity and individuality in a sweet way. Try Sherwin-Williams Perfect Periwinkle to get this look.
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Who can resist sweet mint green? Cottage and modern farmhouse lovers have already discovered the joy of this fresh color for their homes.
Mint green is a popular exterior paint color right now, but you may not be ready to tackle such a big project.
Changing your front door color is an easy way to bring a fresh shade this to your home’s exterior without a big price tag. Try Magnolia Home Mineral Green to get this look.
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A sweet cottage or beach-inspired home with a pastel blue front door has that ‘love at first sight’ appeal. We’re smitten by the thought of coming home to an adorably fresh blue door accented by black shutters and colorful flowerpots. Try Little Greene Paint & Paper’s Celestial Blue to get this look.
A purple front door may be a surprising choice, but the right shade of purple can be a fresh change for your home.
With the popularity of lilac these days, purple can be the right choice if you aren’t really into pastels.
The secret to choosing the right purple for your front door is to look beyond rich jewel tones and try more vibrant shades. Try PPG-Pittsburgh Paints Purple Grapes to get this look.
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Apple green, lime green and grass green are all popular mid-century modern front door colors that can be a showpiece for any style home.
The secret to the mid-century green look is to choose a fresh color with yellow undertones. Charcoal gray, dark brown, and even black siding is a strong backdrop that can handle these bright green door colors.
Try Benjamin Moore’s Green Meadows to get this look.
A fresh new take on a traditional navy blue door is cobalt blue. We love this vibrant blue shade for front doors because it works with almost any home style.
A traditional or Cape Cod-style home is a natural fit for a cobalt blue door, but that’s just the beginning. Contemporary, farmhouse and beach-inspired color palettes can easily accommodate a vibrant blue door.
Try Sherwin-Williams Jay Blue to get this look.
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Warm Front Door Colors
Autumn colors are usually the first thing we picture when looking for warm door colors. Yellow, orange, red and all our favorite fall shades give a welcoming look to your front porch. Warm paint colors look their best as an accent in a cool exterior color palette.
Will you choose bright yellow or butter yellow for your front door? We love them both. Vibrant yellow doors are popping up in every neighborhood for a good reason.
A cheerful yellow door can give you that summer feeling all year long. Your yellow front door is an easy fit for a neutral exterior color scheme, but looks just as stunning on a navy blue or dark green home.
Try Sherwin-Williams Sunny Veranda to get this look.
Coral front doors have been a popular choice for mid-century modern homes for decades. Now this energetic color is one of the freshest looks for any style home. Coral is a striking complement to your green foliage and can brighten up a dark exterior. Try Behr Paint’s Orange Burst to get this look.
If you love the look of yellow front door colors but want something with more presence, try on a gold front door.
Mid-century homes were filled with harvest gold accents, and that’s still a good choice for the front door of a modern or contemporary home.
Your traditional or cottage-style home can also benefit from warm gold front door colors, especially if you love fall colors and decorating. Try Benjamin Moore Yellow Hibiscus to get this look.
We’re ready for peach to make a big comeback in interior design. With the resurgence of pastels, colors lilac and peach are next up for decorating trends. A peach front door can brighten up a white cottage with black accents or a beach-inspired exterior color palette pairing beige and aqua. Try Benjamin Moore Hathaway Peach to get this look.
Finding the right pink front door color may take a little while. From muted Millennial Pink to a saturated geranium color, your choices are seemingly endless. You might feel overwhelmed by your color choices but you can narrow down your pink options quickly.
Decide right away if you a muted or pastel pink or prefer a more bold front door color, then pick up a few samples in paint colors that you love. Keep your options simple by sticking to just a handful of color samples at a time.
Try Sherwin-Williams In the Pink to get this look.
30 Best Front Door Paint Colors – Beautiful Paint Ideas for Front Doors
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Front Door: New York State of Mind
Gary McBournie turned to nature to inspire the color of his front door in Nantucket: “When I did this house thirty miles out at sea, it seemed only natural to include a blue or two in the palette. And, when used against drifts of blooming hydrangea, the effect is magical!”
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Front Door: Off Black
A black door helps modernize the whitewashed brick exterior of a California Cape Cod designed by Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas.
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Front Door: Dove Wing
Kristen Panitch used designer favorite Dove Wing, an off-white with a touch of gray, for the front door of her 1950s Arts and Crafts-style house in Los Angeles.
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Front Door: Salmon Soufflé
Bill Ingram's choice for a client's San Antonio home comes with a backstory: “The wife is known for her affection for color, particularly her signature coral, and she asked if we could use it somewhere on the house's exterior. When I said let's do the front door coral and paint the shutters a complementary blue, her eyes lit up!”
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Front Door: Umbria Red
For their Millbrook, New York country house, Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder used a punchy shade of red that pops against bright white.
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Front Door: Devonshire Green
Designer Lindsay Reid's Mediterranean-inspired Los Angeles bungalow welcomes visitors with a muted green door.
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Front Door: Yellowcake
“This chartreuse color provides a contemporary counterpoint to this 1940s natural cedar shake cottage in Michiana shores,” says designer Steve Kadlec.
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Front Door: Card Room Green
“We felt that this vibrant green was a welcoming hue that created a pleasant contrast to our classic white New England shingled cottage,” say Alison and Michael Brewer of Gray Wade Design & Development. “Not to mention it's a bright spot when the Maine fog rolls in!”
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Front Door: Island Orange
“This Hermès orange door was a great way to contrast the muted colors of the house and the fresh green landscape,” says Tiffany Denny of Marc-Michaels Interior Design
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Front Door: Newburyport Blue
Lindsey Lane designed this Florida bungalow with “a fresh take on clean-lined tropical” in mind.
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Front Door: Citron
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage aren't afraid of color, as evidenced by the front door of their Catskills home, a converted schoolhouse. “People find color and pattern to be scary, but we to show how you can have fun with it,” says Nixon.
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Front Door: Stunning
A rich blue with purple undertones puts a new spin on this traditional exterior designed by Christine Markatos Lowe.
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Front Door: Plum Royale
For a country estate in Greenwich, Jamie Drake went with an out-of-the-box shade of bright plum.
12 Front Door Paint Color Ideas That Make for a Great Impression
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If you can only make one change to the outside of your house, choose to paint the front door. Hands. Down. Not only is a strong pop of color effectively a message to the rest of the neighborhood that you’re bold and proud of it, but it’s one of the most affordable upgrades you can make to an exterior.
Just buy a gallon of paint, a roll of high-quality painter’s tape, a few different size brushes—and you’re in business. Really want to take that first impression to the next level? Paint the interior side of the door, too. There’s a whole rainbow out there begging for a spot at your front steps.
Check out our 12 favorite front door ideas, below.
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Melissa Johnson of Best Friends for Frosting had one condition when she was designing this Sacramento Airbnb: It had to be Instagrammable. We’d say this pale pink front door—complete with a pineapple bell—checks that box.
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Love the old-world charm of your current door? No one said you had to cover up the entire thing. A Pair and a Spare blogger Geneva Vanderzeil opted for the best of both worlds with this arc design.
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You used to be able to spot sad glue marks in between the molding on Cara Irwin’s front door. Now all you see is the sweetest shade of pink—whether you’re standing outside or sitting on the sofa.
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When Melissa Johnson renovated the exterior of her family home, she chose a burst of turquoise to introduce a sense of playfulness to the serious quality of the stark mid-century modern roofline and charcoal siding.
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Don’t let a doorframe with a complicated design deter you from a paint job. For one that requires more attention to detail, designer Andrea Van Soest’s glass-panel number, stick with a small, two-and-a-half-inch brush.
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A soft gray-blue is the perfect partner for a white brick facade. This traditional Tudor home by Studio McGee stands out for the very fact that it stays true to its character.
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Yet another reason to paint the door of a mid-century ranch an unexpected hue. Between the zesty lemon color and the giant globe light, the outside of this restored home by Veneer Designs’s Natalie Myers is absolutely glowing.
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An extra-wide door deserves an extra-vibrant finish. Up close, Michelle Nadar’s canary yellow entrance evokes major jungle vibes thanks to the potted tree.
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While there’s no shortage of color inspiration in Dabito’s vibrant New Orleans home, we’ve got our eye on the Kelly green door. Even better: It’s double the fun. The other side is painted a bright yellow.
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The only thing more classic than a Dutch door is one that’s painted candy apple red. Los Angeles designers Jason and Laura O’Dell accentuated the fairy-tale feel of their Silver Lake Colonial with the dramatic hue.
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Just because you live in a high-rise doesn’t mean you can’t take part in this type of paint project. Lori Paranjape covered her Chicago client’s elevator entrance in a shade of red inspired by the Cubs’s colors, then added a shiny lacquered finish.
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Painting a front door white doesn’t sound very interesting, but when the rest of the facade is jet black, the result is breathtaking. Rudy Judy founder Julia O’Rourke’s Maine cabin is a lesson in the power of high contrast.
This story was originally published on May 26, 2018. It has been updated.
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21 Gorgeous Blue Front Doors to Inspire Your Next Exterior Refresh
Whether aqua, navy, or azure, blue front doors always charm. Pick your favorite shade to instantly enhance your home's curb appeal. You'll fall in love with your front door all over again with these lovely blue hues.
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The key to an inviting front porch is to prevent the space from feeling too dark. Choose a light shade of blue for the door to refresh your front entry. The reflective glass panels on this door bounce light around to add even more brightness.
Suggested Paint Color: Aqueduct SW 6758, Sherwin-Williams
Choose a stand-out shade to add striking appeal to your front door. With its ornate trim and brick facade, this exterior has distinctly traditional character. The vibrant shade of turquoise on the front door, however, offers contemporary contrast.
Suggested Paint Color: Rushing Stream 5005-10B, Valspar
White casing highlights this turquoise door, which makes a splash thanks to its complementary color partners. When choosing a blue hue for your front door, consider the color of walkways and exterior siding (here, it's brick red and cedar shingles). Select a shade found on the opposite side of the color wheel to create noteworthy contrast.
Suggested Paint Color: Paradise Sky P470-4, Behr
Painting your front door blue is one way to make a fine first impression. To double your entry's impact, consider replacing an ordinary door with a distinctively detailed version. Though solid in nature, this door delights thanks to its delft-blue color and board-and-batten details.
Suggested Paint Color: Blue Tang PPG1160-7, PPG
Roof shingles enhance a home's appearance and typically coordinate with a home's siding color. They also offer a great place to find color inspiration for your front door. This blue-gray door, a main player in this abode's cohesive look, carries the color of the roof shingles closer to eye level.
Suggested Paint Color: Revel Blue SW 6530, Sherwin-Williams
Framed by roof-supporting columns, this front door demands attention. The homeowners referenced their coastal locale by painting the door a deep-sea blue that pops against the home's siding and trim. Vividly glazed containers and blue-toned pavers carry the door's hue further into the landscape.
Suggested Paint Color: Old Glory 811, Benjamin Moore
Use color to highlight your home's exterior features. Tucked into a sidewall, this front door was barely noticeable until the homeowners painted it a brilliant aqua. The seaworthy hue furthers the home's beach-cottage style and provides a breezy counterpoint to the stucco siding and stone-clad setting.
Suggested Paint Color: High Dive PPG1236-5, PPG
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Consider smoky teal tones contemporary takes on navy blue. These shades make excellent choices when you want to make a subtle yet fashion-forward statement. This paneled front door, which steps off the lighter blue-gray siding, also connects to the greens in the surrounding landscape.
Suggested Paint Color: Blue Danube 2062-30, Benjamin Moore
Go bold with color for a whimsical, welcoming entryway. Though a fanciful monogram and knocker make a statement on this plank door, it's the door's bright hue that draws people down the garden path. Green-glazed posts and shutters in a complementary hue amplify this garden shed door's importance and visibility.
Suggested Paint Color: Pacific Pleasure 5009-10, Valspar
Doors fade from view when set back on a facade or shaded by a porch roof. Use a high-energy, high-contrast paint color to carry your front door into the limelight. This aquamarine door stands out brilliantly against warm-gray siding.
Suggested Paint Color: Flyway SW 6794, Sherwin-Williams
Federalist architectural styles, born in our country's Colonial times, call for understated color choices. Though different in hue, this blue front door and black shutters play together nicely because they bear the same visual weight. Their variation in hues offers contrast without disrupting the home's peaceable personality.
Suggested Paint Color: Tidal M510-6, Behr
Reflecting the sky above, this blue front door lends a happy hue to this home. Combined with aqua accents on the porch, the colorful door gives the brown-shingled cottage a cheerful lift. Crisp white trim makes the door a focal point.
Suggested Paint Color: Slumber 4007-9C, Valspar
This vivid blue door beckons arriving guests up the entry path. Though set back and shaded by the porch roof, the bright turquoise hue brings the door forward to brighten the porch's shadows. It can now be more easily seen and appreciated by passersby.
Suggested Paint Color: Lake Victoria 668, Benjamin Moore
Unique door designs require thoughtful consideration when it comes to color. High-gloss turquoise paint makes this door shine with a striking finish that shifts along with the light. Turquoise repeats on a house-number plaque and bench pillows to further liven up the neutral exterior.
Suggested Paint Color: High Dive P480-5, Behr
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Displaying a single color in different ways and varying tones creates pleasingly put-together spaces. Cobalt blue paint turns this front door into a focal point. Periwinkle chairs, bluish flagstones, and worn and shiny blue flowerpots provide finishing touches that result in a captivatingly well-rounded composition.
Suggested Paint Color: Deep Space 4008-8C, Valspar
14 Front Door Color Ideas and Their Meanings
We often use color to express ourselves—in our clothes, our decor, our art. And credible psychology has linked color to certain personalities—the feelings they evoke and what they say about you.
That means the your front entrance color says something, too! It’s one of the first things guests see when they visit your home, so look through these 14 door stain and paint color ideas to make sure you’re giving off the first impression you want to send.
1. Orange Front Door Color
You’re a social butterfly! Orange doors tell guests that you to entertain, but also that you enjoy a good challenge.
2. Red Front Entry Door Color
Traditionally, a red front door paint signaled a hospitable home. Today a red door still says, “Welcome!” If you have a red door, you also enjoy attention and try to live their life fully. It goes hand-in-hand with entertaining.
3. Blue Painted Door
Blue is the color of the sky and ocean. So those who paint their doors blue enjoy peace and value truth. They are well grounded and true to themselves.
4. Gray Paint Color
Gray is an indecisive color, a mix between black and white. If you paint your door gray, you are indecisive and prefer to compromise—giving both sides of an argument equal weight.
5. Green Front Entry Doors
Green doors suggest that traditional values lay within. The people living there are ambitious and strive for personal betterment. They’re also good with their finances, as green is affiliated with money.
6. Wood – The Natural Choice
Homeowners who keep their doors a traditional wooden finish are generous and down to earth, this grounded finish. They are kind and sweet and all who enter will feel welcomed.
7. Black Front Door Paint
When you cross a black threshold, you are entering a world of order and control. Simple elegance graces the style within and everything is in its proper place.
8. White Front Doors
Just the clean lines it creates, white doors begin a guest’s journey into simple and organized home decor.
9. Brown Front Door
wood doors, brown ones signal that those within are warm, reliable and stable. the earth. They can keep an even head and are trustworthy.
10. Paint Me Yellow
While it ups your curb appeal, a yellow front door also says you’re logical while also creative. the color, you have a positive attitude and may even be a morning person!
Turquoise is one of our favorite front door colors. It may be a bit unusual but, but it’s perfect if you crave emotional balance, have big hopes and dreams and believe that anything is possible. In other words, you’re a romantic dreamer.
A glass door symbolizes that you too are open minded, friendly and outgoing because you have nothing to hide.
Needless to say, you’re a hopeless romantic. But, you’re also thoughtful, cheery and generous.
A Purple front door is a colorful front door choice because it’s not very common. It says you’re comfortable taking risks, you dream big and may even call yourself a free-spirit, and not burdened by the parameters others may set.
So which is the best front door color? It’s for you to choose. If you are looking for great resources on paints and stains for your exterior doors, we recommend Benjamin Moore Paint Colors and Modern Masters