10 Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors for Maximum Curb Appeal

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The quickest way to boost your home's curb appeal is to add a new paint color to your front door. Your front door says a lot about your home and your personality, so it's a good idea to put some thought into finding the right paint color. Why settle for the standard white door that was installed when your house was first built? The front door is an important accent for your home's exterior but is still small enough to allow for color risks and to reflect your personality. Whether you love a bright red, soothing green, or vintage coral, there's a front door paint color that's perfect for you.


  • Color Family: Various
  • Complementary Colors: Various
  • Pairs Well With: Various
  • Mood: Energizing, uplifting, relaxing, welcoming
  • Where to Use: Front doors

Here are ten of the best front door paint color ideas for inspiration.

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    Sherwin-Williams Domino

    Domino paint swatch from Sherwin-Williams

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    Black is a classic front door paint color that works with more than just traditional-style homes. A black front door looks great with a contemporary, modern, or Craftsman-style home. If you settle on black for your front door, don't limit yourself to pure black. Sherwin-Williams' Domino is a gorgeous option, as it's a softer black hue with brown undertones, but you may also want to consider deep blues or browns to get the hue that works perfectly for your home.

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    Sherwin-Williams Garden Spot

    Garden Spot paint swatch from Sherwin-Williams

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    Green may not be the first color you think of when choosing a paint color for your front door, but the nature-inspired shade should be included on your list of possibilities. Green paint colors such as Sherwin-Williams' Garden Spot are a fresh alternative to warm paint colors. Fresh door color is an easy way to update your home subtly. When choosing a green paint color for your front door, take the nearby landscaping and foliage into consideration, and choose one that complements, rather than blends into, its surroundings.

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    Benjamin Moore Raisin Torte

    Raisin Torte paint swatch from Benjamin Moore

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    Could a burgundy front door be the answer to jazzing up your home's curb appeal? This reddish-brown shade has been growing in popularity for front doors, as it's a beautiful complement to all shades of green foliage. Keep in mind that burgundy has a purplish tinge while maroon does not. Benjamin Moore's Raisin Torte is a rich burgundy that will make your home stand out for its sophistication. Your house color will be the best guide to choosing the right shade, so be sure to sample the colors side by side before committing.

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    Benjamin Moore Blue Toile

    Blue Toile paint swatch from Benjamin Moore

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    The best blue paint colors for front doors have a slight green undertone. Because most front doors are surrounded by green foliage and landscaping, a pure blue door can look really harsh when paired with all that green, or it will bring out unwanted gray undertones. A rich blue door color with just a hint of green such as Benjamin Moore's Blue Toile can give your home a welcoming and relaxed look.


    Removing your front door from its hinges before painting can help reduce drips and give you access to all parts of the door you want to paint. Simply lay it flat on sawhorses before painting.

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    Benjamin Moore Miami Teal

    Miami Teal paint swatch from Benjamin Moore

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    If you love a retro chic aesthetic, you can't go wrong with a teal front door. Benjamin Moore's Miami Teal is a classic shade that would look right at home on a funky beachfront house. The striking color pops on a home with a white or gray exterior and works well with midcentury modern design elements. It also looks fantastic next to dusty pink or other shades of red.

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    Behr Straw Hat

    Straw Hat paint swatch from Behr

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    A yellow or gold front door paint color is perfect for traditional-style homes, especially if black shutters are involved. A Craftsman or Victorian home would be stunning with a rich yellow front door if the yellow is more neutral than bright. And a standard brick row home would be instantly elevated and set apart with a pop of yellow color. Behr's Straw Hat is the perfect sunny yellow paint color for your front door.

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    Behr Rodeo Red

    Rodeo Red paint swatch from Behr

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    Red is an auspicious color for feng shui decorating, and especially for a front door. Historically, a red front door symbolized a welcoming home, and it's still a popular accent color for exteriors. If you enjoy decorating for the fall and winter season, a red door can be the perfect backdrop. Red can be a tricky paint color to use though, as there are so many varieties and it doesn't complement every color, so be sure to sample the red paint you're considering. Behr's Rodeo Red is a versatile warm red paint color that can coordinate with a variety of home styles.

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    Valspar Coral Passion

    Coral Passion paint swatch from Valspar

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    A coral front door is a throwback to mid-century modern style. Coral was a popular choice for mid-century homes with big double doors and Asian motifs. Coral today is still a stunning choice for mid-century modern, contemporary, and beach-inspired homes. A coral front door looks striking on a house that's painted gray. Valspar's Coral Passion is a vibrant coral that can energize a tired porch or exterior color palette.


    Make sure to check your building codes and regulations before committing to a front door color. Some homeowner association-controlled neighborhoods only allow certain colors that must be cleared by them first.

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    Valspar Pale Tidepool

    Pale Tidepool paint swatch from Valspar

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    Pale mint green is an unexpected treat for a front door. A white house that needs just a hint of color could ramp up the charm with a pretty color such as Valspar's Pale Tidepool, especially with black shutters or porch decor as an accent. If you're lucky enough to have a Dutch door (a charming, rustic feature of some country homes), a soft color like pale green would be a lovely choice.

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    Benjamin Moore Hampshire Rocks

    Hampshire Rocks paint swatch from Benjamin Moore

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    An elegant shade that doesn't fade into the background, Benjamin Moore's Hampshire Rocks is an excellent choice for an understated front door. The sophisticated gray color has subtle hints of lavender which distinguishes it from a standard gray. It complements neutral colors including browns, white, other grays, and certain navy shades.