8 Welcoming Front Door Colors

Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal With the Right Front Door Color

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. Here are eight awesome paint colors for your front door color inspiration.

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    Domino | Sherwin-WIlliams

    Black Front Door Paint Color | Sherwin-Williams Domino
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Photo: ©David Papazian/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

    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're choosing black for your front door, don't limit yourself to pure black. Sherwin-Williams Domino SW 6989 is a gorgeous black paint color, but you'll also want to try deep blue or brown colors to get the perfect look for your front door.

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    Garden Spot | Sherwin-Williams

    Green Front Door Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams Garden Spot
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Image: ©Sherwin-Williams

    Green may not be the first color you think of choosing a paint color for your front door, but it should definitely be included on your list of color possibilities. Green paint colors like Sherwin-Williams Garden Spot are a fresh alternative to warm paint colors.

    A fresh door color is an easy way to update your home in a subtle way. 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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    Raisin Torte | Benjamin Moore

    Burgundy Front Door Colors - Benjamin Moore Raisin Torte
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Image © Benjamin Moore

    Could a purple front door be the answer to jazzing up your home's curb appeal?  Purple has been growing in popularity for front doors, as it's a beautiful complement to all shades of green foliage. Choosing the right purple is crucial, as the colors can range from a grape juice color to a rich burgundy like Benjamin Moore's Raisin Torte. Your own house color will be the best guide to choosing the right purple, so be sure to sample the colors together before committing.

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    Blue Toile | Benjamin Moore

    Blue Front Door Colors - Benjamin Moore Blue Toile
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Image: ©Benjamin Moore

    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 like Benjamin Moore's Blue Toile, can give your home an welcoming and relaxed look.

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    Straw Hat | Behr

    Yellow Front Door Colors | Behr Straw Hat
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Image ©Behr

    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. Behr's Straw Hat is the perfect sunny yellow paint color for your front door. 

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    Rodeo Red | Behr

    Red Front Door Colors | Behr Rodeo Red
    Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors. Image: ©Behr

    Red is an auspicious color for Feng Shui decorating, and especially for a front door. 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, so be sure to sample the red paint you're considering. Behr's Rodeo Red is versatile warm red paint color that can coordinate with a variety of home styles.

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    Coral Passion | Valspar 2001-1B

    Welcoming Front Door Colors | Valspar Coral Passion
    The Best Front Door Paint Colors. Image ©Valspar

    Coral front door color is a throwback from Mid-Century Modern style. Coral was a popular choice for homes with big double doors and Asian motifs. Coral today is still a stunning choice for Mid-Century, contemporary, and beach-inspired, homes. Valspar's Coral Passion is a vibrant coral that can energize a tired porch or exterior color palette.

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    Pale Tidepool | Valspar

    Welcoming Front Door Colors | Valspar Pale Tidepool
    Best Front Door Colors - Valspar Pale Tidepool. ©Valspar

    Pale mint green is an unexpected treat for a front door. A white house that needs just a hint of color could really ramp up the charm with a pretty color like Valspar's Pale Tide Pool, especially with black shutters or porch decor as an accent.  If you're lucky enough to have a Dutch door, a soft color like pale green would be a sweet choice. 

What Does Your Front Door Say About Your Home?

Are you still walking in and out of the same door that came with the house when you bought it? Find your door-color personality to make choosing the right color easier when it’s time to personalize your front door.