Are you stumped trying to figure out what color to paint your front door? Get inspired today with these 22 gorgeous front door paint colors!
One of the things that people definitely get very overwhelmed with is choosing paint colors, specifically front door paint colors.
I get comments and emails all of the time from readers asking for asking on what color to paint their front door. Whether they are commenting directly on this article about choosing front door paint colors and emailing me directly, it’s safe to say ya’ll could use some front door paint color inspiration.
So today I’m sharing 21 gorgeous front door paint colors to inspire you. There’s something for everyone. From dark to light, bright to muted, and everything in between…I’m sure you’ll find a front door paint color you’ll love!
I was looking for a color that would both contrast with our exterior paint color and be a good complement at the same time. When I saw "In The Moment" by Behr, I knew this was the perfect color!
In The Moment is a blue-green paint color with a gray undertone that is light enough to stand out against our exterior paint color. I love the fresh relaxing feeling this color gives me whenever I come home.
Why get fancy when you can keep it simple? Instead of looking at a bunch of different shades of black, I simply grabbed "Black" by Behr Paint. Putting a fresh coat of black exterior paint on our front fresh doors was so easy and made a huge difference.
Would you believe me if I said that I painted the doors JUST to match the DIY wooden planter boxes I built? Because that is totally what happened. Haha. It does look pretty good all matching, don't you think?
Benjamin Moore's paint line, Grand Entrance, can be made in either a satin base or super high glossy base. Like glossy mirror finish glossy.
This door is painted with Tranquility from that line in the glossy base and is absolutely gorgeous! Painting using a high gloss finish paint sheen takes a lot of prep in order to minimize the look of imperfections so they don't show up when painted.
Use a brush to paint your front door paint color, you may be able to see subtle brush marks, but that will be more pleasing to the eye than marks left by a paint roller.
Sand Trap is a soft grey-beige that looks great on this Craftsman Style door. I don't know what brand this color is from, but it comes from True Value and I'm certain their paint department will be able to help you get this color.
Who knew beige could be so pretty? It's darker than the siding so it really stands out and creates great curb appeal!
Painting a wood door is a bit different from painting an exterior metal door. To do it right you have to prime and you should use a pre-wood conditioner to ensure good coverage.
Jasper from Sherwin Williams is a dark green (almost black) paint color that looks nearly the same as the Tricorn Black of the door trim around this door. It's a front door paint color that gives this front door a historic vibe.
Non-traditional Front Door Paint Colors
Looking for something with a little more fun? Check out these gorgeous colorful paint colors for your front door for a more unique idea!
Lemon Twist by Sherwin Williams is a great front door paint color for spring and summer. It's a bold stand-out color and if you change your front door paint color frequently it's an easy refreshing choice for warmer months.
If you're looking for a color to have for the long haul, make sure that it complements your exterior paint color and doesn't clash. Consider how you will decorate for the seasons. Will it play well with your decor?
Read more for more tips on what to consider when choosing your next front door paint color.
Dignity Blue is a gorgeous blue paint color that looks amazing on this fifteen-panel door. It really pops on this front porch and gives it a stately look.
If you notice it's almost exactly the same color as in the American flag, that must be why it made me feel patriotic when I first saw this front door paint color. The brass hardware is the crowning touch to this front door.
If you have been dying to paint something in your home black, here's your chance! The inside of the front door is an accent and not a huge time commitment for painting.
Deep Onyx is deep rich black and it's great for hiding dirt that can accumulate on the interior side of a front door. You can easily re-paint in another color if you decide this front door paint color isn't for you.
Painting your front door is an easy way to add instant character to this important piece of your exterior. Not to mention, painting your front door adds instant curb appeal.
When you’re selecting front door paint colors, keep these tips in mind:
Look for inspiration online and in real life: whether you find the front door paint color that you are looking for in this post or you find it online through Instagram or Pinterest – keep your eyes peeled for color combinations that you’re drawn to. If you are stuck on paint colors, I would also recommend taking a walk (or drive) around your neighborhood and checking out some of the other color schemes that are popular. It always looks best if you match the style of the surrounding homes. Take a few pictures of paint colors you love and then grab a few samples to test out before deciding.
Use the natural color scheme of your surrounding environment: I love using colors pulled from in the “natural” color scheme of your surrounding environment. What I mean by that is the colors you see in the landscaping of your area (for example, greens from trees, lighter green tones found in succulents and cacti, terracotta found in clay dirt, etc). I love to pull in colors that fit naturally so it looks cohesive. Use that as your inspiration!
Think outside of the box: Don’t get stuck inside the box of what you think your front door paint color should be. Be bold and try something unique!
Go with your gut: I love evaluating lots of options when it comes to paint colors through either paint swatches, paint samples, or even Behr’s Color Smart, where you can try out different color combinations. But when it comes down to decision time, I usually have a feeling in my gut…even if my mind doesn’t know it quite yet. Go with your gut when it comes to front door paint colors.
It’s only paint: If you have major commitment issues, painting your front door can be a scary project. Maybe you’re thinking…” but…what if I hate it?!” and you know what…I’m going to be honest with you here…there’s a chance you could. But remember, it’s only paint. It can always be fixed with more paint! Painting your front door only requires a small amount of paint, so it’s not a major investment one way or the other.
Hopefully, you’re inspired and ready to choose the next front door paint color for your home! What is your favorite paint color shared in this article?