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The Best Paint Colors for Your Front Door

MARCH 26, 2018
Photo credit: Palm Springs Convention Center

If you want to give your guests a great first impression of your home, it’s time to focus on your curb appeal. Landscaping may take time and money, but your front door is an important focal point that is quick and easy to update with a can of paint, some new hardware, and a welcome mat. The hardest part is choosing your paint color, so today we thought we’d show you some of the best paint colors for your front door as inspiration.

The color you choose will vary greatly on the style of your home’s architecture, as well as how statement-making you want to be. But if you were considering going with classic black, take a beat and consider something a little more memorable. Scroll below for our favorite front door paint colors.


Millennial Pink

Photo credit: Design by Studio LIFE.STYLE

Millennial pink has reached a fever pitch as a fan favorite color for everything from decorative pillows to handbags, and front doors are the latest destination for the blush tone. Decorist designers Studio LIFE.STYLE chose a soft pink for the front door of the L.A. home of their client Hilary Duff. The unusual shade is refreshing and feminine.

Farrow & Ball Nancy's Blushes

Decorist Top Pick: Farrow & Ball Nancy's Blushes

More to Love: Porter Paints Pleasing Pink, Benjamin-Moore Rose Garden


Tiffany Blue

Miles Redd's Front Door in Tiffany Blue

Photo credit: Ballard Designs

Celebrated interior designer Miles Redd’s New York townhouse is as chic as can be with a Tiffany blue–colored front door and gorgeous nickel hardware. We love this soft shade, which is a bit like duck egg blue, but we also love a more vivid, darker blue. Either option is bound to stop passersby dead in their tracks.

Decorist Top Pick: Benjamin Moore Scuba Green

More to Love: Little Greene Celestial Blue, BEHR Sweet Rhapsody



Midcentury Modern House With Chartreuse Green Front Door

Photo credit: Amy Bartlam for Carly Waters Style

Not every home can pull off a bold shade like a neon chartreuse green, but modern and midcentury modern homes are perfect candidates. This shade provides a provocative pop against subdued and handsome gray. If you’re considering an impactful hue like this one, definitely try a few samples before you commit; The slightest variation can make or break it.

Pratt and Lambert Blitz Green

Decorist Top Pick: Pratt & Lambert Blitz Green

More to Love: BEHR Lime Tree, Glidden Lime Freckle


Hunter Green

Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

Millennial pink and chartreuse green may be too daring for some of you, especially if you have a traditional home. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to classic black. We love the look of these hunter green front doors—they’re still as timeless as ever, but they bring an extra something special that’s chic and cool.

Decorist Top Pick: Farrow and Ball Calke Green

More to Love: Glidden Olive Green, Benjamin Moore Hunter Green


Sunflower Yellow

Photo credit: Brittany Ambridge

How sweet is this cheerful sunflower yellow? This bright shade is an instant mood-lifter—we only wish more front doors looked like this! Yellow and gray are always a good combination, so if you’ve painted the exterior of your home in gray, give yellow a chance! We especially love how the color pairing works with the beautiful sprawling bougainvillea here.

Decorist Top Pick: Behr Sunflower

More to Love: Sherwin-Williams Afternoon, Farrow & Ball Yellow Ground


Cherry Red

Photo credit: Francesco Lagnese for House Beautiful

Red is one of the best front door colors for a traditional home like a Colonial, a Victorian, or a Georgian–style home and this cherry red with subtle pink undertones is perfection. This elegant shade pairs well with classic colors like white, black, and gray. Finish off your front entrance with a sprightly green topiary, and you have an Instagram waiting to happen.

Rust-Oleum Colonial Red

Decorist Top Pick: Rust-Oleum Colonial Red

More to Love: Glidden Cherry Red, BEHR Cherry Red


Peacock Blue

Photo credit: Emily Andrews for Dwell

Peacock blue is another beautiful choice for your front door paint color that is unique and a little bit edgy, but not too daring either. We especially love how the orange interior door of this home is juxtaposed with the peacock blue—this is certainly one unforgettable first impression.

Benjamin Moore Teal Ocean

Decorist Top Pick: Benjamin Moore Teal Ocean

More to Love: Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue, Sherwin-Williams Santorini Blue


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