Paint front door color ideas

74 Best Front Door Paint Colors

Ray Booth

1 of 74

The Front Door Inspo: Dark Steel Blue

Ray Booth reverses the typical black and white look with white trim and dark siding, giving this home a modern edge. The extra-wide blue door (e013-60 from Fine Paints of Europe) adds a splash of interest and contrast without being too bold of a statement.

Studio 33

2 of 74

The Front Door Color: Dark Steel Gray

Make It Yours: Sherwin Williams Refuge.

Eric Piasecki

3 of 74

Front Door Inspo: 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.

Lara Robby/Studio D

4 of 74

Paint Color: Umbria Red

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Umbria Red 1316

Annie Schlechter

5 of 74

The Front Door Inspo: Sage

Philip Thomas chose a pale sage green color to adorn all the exterior trims of this cedar home. The specific shade perfectly reflects the foundation plantings. and landscape design.


6 of 74

The Paint Color: Pastel Sage

Make it yours: Valspar Sparkling Sage.

Eric Piasecki

7 of 74

Front Door Inspo: Light Gray-Green

A creamy neutral changes with the light for an always flattering facade at this home designed by Gil Schafer. Here, it appears to have pale sage undertones, perfect for a space with green accents and a historic feel.

House Beautiful

8 of 74

Paint Color: Old White

Make it yours: Farrow & Ball Old White No. 4

Stephen Kent Johnson

9 of 74

Front Door Inspo: Yellow Gold

A gray monochromatic color scheme, shown here on this charming seaside cottage designed by Juan Carretero, offers a soothing welcome to family and friends. The color contrasts beautifully with the lawn and hydrangeas. But a fun surprise greets you at the front door: Sunny yellow paint! Sherwin Williams Quilt Gold covers both the interior and exterior of the front door.

Lara Robby

10 of 74

The Front Door Color: Golden Wheat

Make It Yours: Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire

Read McKendree

11 of 74

Front Door Inspo: Turquoise

Bella Mancini enlivened this front door as well as the screen door frame with a bold shade of turquoise, Benjamin Moore's Santa Clara. This color feels right at home with the cedar shake and hydrangeas, but also sets the tone for what's ahead inside, design-wise.

12 of 74

Paint Color: Santa Clara

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Santa Clara 753

Emily Followill

13 of 74

Front Door Inspo: Light Blue

Instead of painting the front doors, designer Meredith McBrearty colored the dramatic shutters flanking them. The soft shade of blue, Winter Lake by Benjamin Moore, is used throughout the inside of the home, too.

Benjamin Moore

14 of 74

The Color: Winter Lake

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Winter Lake 2129-50


15 of 74

Front Door: Cheerful Orange

Designer John Wooden and landscape architect Molly Wood gave this entrance a dutch door covered in a cheerful orange paint to create a seamless flow from the outdoors to the indoors.

House Beautiful

16 of 74

Paint Color: Charlotte's Locks

For a similar shade, try Farrow & Ball's Charlotte's Locks. "It's a little different—not quite orange, and not quite red. More of a persimmon. It feels warm and inviting when you come in from the cold," says designer John Barman.

Make it yours: Farrow & Ball Charlotte's Locks

Brigette Romanek Studio

17 of 74

Front Door: Off-White

Use a soft off-white with a touch of gray for a cozy shabby bungalow like Romanek Design Studio did for this Southern California home.

Lara Robby/Studio D

18 of 74

Paint Color: Dove Wing

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing OC-18


19 of 74

Front Door Inspo: Bright Blue

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!”

Lara Robby/Studio D

20 of 74

Paint Color: New York State of Mind

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore New York State of Mind 805

Amy Neunsinger

21 of 74

Front Door: Devonshire Green

Designer Lindsay Reid's Mediterranean-inspired Los Angeles bungalow welcomes visitors with a muted green door.

Lara Robby/Studio D

22 of 74

Paint Color: Devonshire Green

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Devonshire Green 1489


23 of 74

Front Door: Yellowcake

"This chartreuse color provides a contemporary counterpoint to this 1940s natural cedar shake cottage in Michiana Shores," says designer Steve Kadlec.

Lara Robby/Studio D

24 of 74

Paint Color: Yellowcake

Make it yours: Farrow & Ball Yellowcake No. 279


25 of 74

Front Door: Pitch Black

Accentuate the graphic aesthetic of steel frame windows by painting shutters and the front door a deep pitch black. As you can see in this home designed by Corey Damen Jenkins, black details, like on the front door, will sharpen and ground a bright white home.

Lara Robby

26 of 74

Paint Color: Pitch Black

Make it yours: Farrow & Ball Pitch Black No.256


27 of 74

Front Door: Eggplant

A purple front door adds curb appeal to this house by Fergus Garber Young Architects.

Lara Robby/Studio D

28 of 74

Paint Color: Eggplant

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Eggplant 1379

Victoria Pearson

29 of 74

Front Door: Off Black

A black door helps modernize the whitewashed brick exterior of this California Cape Cod designed by Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas.

Lara Robby/Studio D

30 of 74

Paint Color: Off Black

Make it yours: Farrow & Ball Off Black No. 57

10 best front door paint ideas |

(Image credit: Future)

Contemplating front door color ideas to ensure your home makes the right impression? From timeless favorites to more contemporary shades, there’s a wealth of hues to consider.

Complementing the facade of the house is important, but so, too, is the note the color will strike, be it cheerful and welcoming or more formal and classic. The principles of Feng Shui might also influence color selection of your front door ideas and the maintenance needs of a particular choice will likely come into play, too.

Here, we’ve gathered a host of beautiful front door colors both classic and contemporary in their effect for inspiration and asked the experts to share their advice as well.

Front door color ideas

The best front door color ideas can refresh the exterior of a home, catching the eye from the street for all the right reasons, and might even increase a home’s value.

Bear in mind that your front door design will affect which front door paint ideas suit, as well as the period of your home and the color of paintwork visible from the street and your front porch ideas. It's also worth noting the front door colors to avoid (and why) before deciding on a hue that gives off the wrong first impression.  

1. Go for natural tones with blues and greens

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Allow nature to be a guide and put front door color ideas in shades of blue or green at the top of your list of preferences. Either will blend beautifully with foliage alongside the front door or in nearby borders for a harmonious look.

Muted shades like this blue or nature-inspired greens are a perfect partner to traditional homes, too, ensuring the front door is attention-grabbing but sympathetic to the architecture.

2. Refresh in a day with white

(Image credit: Sadolin)

Painting the front door is one of the speediest ways to boost a home’s curb appeal. ‘It’s a one day project that can make a world of difference to the appearance of your home,’ says Matthew Brown, Sadolin and Sandtex technical consultant.

‘As the first thing people see when visiting your home, the color and look of your front door really should be a considered choice. Taking note of the style of the door, along with the trim and siding that frames it can change the whole look of the exterior.

For a smart but subtle entrance, follow this home’s lead with the door painted to match the façade. Bear in mind that cleaning a front door is a more regular task the lighter the front door paint color.

3. Follow color principles

(Image credit: Sandtex)

The traditional practice of Feng Shui could assist in selecting a front door color. ‘For Feng Shui front door colors, the front door plays a major role in welcoming positive energy into the house,’ says practitioner Eddie Tee of Fengshuied!  

‘When we are going for more striking colors, there is a concept of colors that can be applied to choosing one based on the sector where the front door is located within the property or the direction it is facing. This can be generally broken down to the guide below:

‘This concept is centered around avoiding an energy clash with the nature of energy entering via a specific direction. However, it should be noted that in modern times where the shape of houses are getting more creative, this concept is no longer as widely practised as decades ago.

A more straightforward way of choosing? ‘It can also be said that in Chinese culture, red front doors are generally considered as auspicious,’ says Eddie. ‘They bring good luck and abundance.’

4. Let color bloom with floral-inspired shades

(Image credit: Dulux)

For a truly cohesive front yard or for cottage front door ideas, choose a front door color that picks up one of the hues from among the planting’s palette. For this home, it’s a delicate lavender shade that will echo the wisteria that grows around it once it’s in bloom. 

Likewise, flowers in hot shades can be combined with a front door color ideas in red or orange, and borders of sunny blooms with a yellow door.

5. Highlight a door’s detail with front door paint colors

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

There’s no rule that says you have to paint a paneled front door in a single color, and if you want to emphasize its detail, there’s nothing better than choosing a selection of hues for the task.

The keys to success? Pick harmonious colors to use on the different elements of the design, and repeat shades from windows and siding, too, to pull the look together and make a striking impression from the street.

6. Smarten up with black

(Image credit: Getty Images)

For classic good looks, black is a winning choice for a front door color. ‘A glossy black front door is always in style,’ says certified color expert and certified interior decorator Pattie Kelly of Inspired Home Interiors . Black can be a natural partner to more traditional style homes, and it’s a shade that will pop, making the front door a focal point. 

But if a bolder hue is your instinct, don’t be afraid. ‘A colorful front door is a fantastic way to make a statement and add some punch to your front porch,’ Pattie continues. ‘The most important thing is to choose a color that you love so you smile every time you come home.’

7. Finish a double door

(Image credit: Little Greene)

Double front doors are an imposing feature in their own right, so a quieter finish can be the perfect choice for a home with one of these. A white like this is a timeless choice, and although the paint finish will need to be renewed over time due to the effects of sun and weather, it won’t go out of style. 

When selecting any color for a front door, be aware that if you live in a community with a homeowners’ association (HOA), there may be rules on front door finishes. ‘Double check with your HOA in case some colors aren’t permitted,’ says Pattie Kelly.

8. Go for gray for a contemporary front door color

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

For a front door color that stands out from an exterior in white, beige, or cream, consider gray. It’s a more contemporary choice than black or navy, but is equally handsome, and eminently suitable for a classic paneled door design.

A gray door can also prove easier to keep clean than black and navy as mid to lighter tones won’t make any dust or dirt that adheres to the door’s surface as obvious.

9. Choose a front door color with staying power

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Whichever hue is selected from among the range of front door color ideas, it’s important to bear maintenance in mind. ‘You do want to think about how much sun the door gets, so west and south facing doors can fade quickly due to the amount of direct sunlight,’ says interior designer and color expert Jennifer Guerin, owner of JG Color Studios .

‘Stay within naturally pigmented hues that won’t fade as fast as the more synthetic bold tones that will need constant touch up. Using a high quality paint, such as Fine Paints of Europe gloss, which has longer staying power, or Benjamin Moore’s Grand Entrance, also known for its protective quality that lasts for years even with high sun volume.’

10. Select a different color for the front door's interior

(Image credit: Crown)

Don’t forget that the color you pick for the exterior of your front door doesn’t have to be repeated on the interior side. You may want to pick a more light-reflective shade for inside, especially if the door is solid, features stained glass, or has minimal glazing, as this will help brighten up an entranceway short on daylight.

A different color for the interior can also link the door to the rest of the hall decor or a shade from the palette picked throughout the home. 

What are popular front door colors 2022?

It’s black that’s set to be the most popular front door color of 2022 with blue and green also favored. Some 56 per cent of experts surveyed for the Fixr paint and color trends 2022 report agreed that black will be the most popular front door color choice in 2022. 

‘A black front door will pair well with almost all home exterior color shades and add extra contrast especially against white or light colored siding,’ says Stefania Filizola, Fixr’s design editor. ‘You can also add depth to your home by matching your black door with a variety of siding shades such as tan, red, blue and green.

‘Other popular front door colors for 2022 include royal blue and two green hues, hunter green and sage green,’ she continues.

What color door increases home value?

Keep it classic to maximize home value. ‘Finishes that are neutral in color can increase home value simply by the way they attract a larger audience,’ says Yoselin Castro, senior interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors . ‘Homes painted in colors like black or white make it easier for people to see themselves in the space and personalize it with their own style, as it’s almost like working with a blank canvas. This is true with front door colors too – while it may only cost you a few hundred dollars to change the color of your door if you’re trying to sell a home, it’s better to keep it safe and opt for neutral exterior paint colors.’

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor. Previously executive editor of Ideal Home, she’s specialized in interiors, property and gardens for over 20 years, and covers interior design, house design, gardens, and cleaning and organizing a home for H&G. She’s written for websites, including Houzz, Channel 4’s flagship website, 4Homes, and Future’s T3; national newspapers, including The Guardian; and magazines including Future’s Country Homes & Interiors, Homebuilding & Renovating, Period Living, and Style at Home, as well as House Beautiful, Good Homes, Grand Designs, Homes & Antiques, LandLove and The English Home among others. It’s no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house renovator. 

How and with what to paint the entrance metal door with your own hands

Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 18:00

Moscow, st. Taganskaya, 40, building 2

[email protected]

0 items, $0

doors and bars

+7 (495) 740–31–86

We will call you back


The idea of ​​updating the look of your front door yourself, with the right approach, can transform the look of your home at no extra cost.

Painted with your own hands, it can become an original decorative element that emphasizes the taste of the owner.

We will tell you: how to change the paintwork at home and avoid common mistakes.

Painting step by step

Each stage of work is important for obtaining the perfect result:

Most decorative paints today no longer have a pungent odor, but paints for metal are classified as highly toxic. To avoid conflicts with neighbors in an apartment building due to a strong smell, it is better to paint in the morning on weekdays, as well as to warn in advance about the start of work. Ventilate the premises, and if this is not possible, take breaks in work for 15-20 minutes to avoid poisoning with toxic fumes.

How to paint a metal door

The most popular today are the classic 3-in-1 primer-enamel for metal from various manufacturers and hammer paint. Decorative coatings "crocodile skin" and "velor" can only be applied in industrial production.

For application, you can use a spray gun, brush or roller. The brush most often leaves streaks that do not always level out after drying, the spray gun requires the use of special personal respiratory protection equipment and is not suitable for painting the front door in an apartment. For the best result with minimal costs, we recommend buying 2 paint rollers with a low pile - wide and narrow up to 5 cm - which will allow you to paint over all areas of the canvas and the box.

Doors on the street or in the country can be painted without removing the airbrush in calm weather: in the open air, the risk of poisoning is significantly reduced.

Is it possible to paint the MDF door

MDF is painted in the same way as wood. As a rule, the MDF surface needs only preliminary cleaning from grease stains, and the staining process itself does not cause difficulties even for beginners.

The most even coverage is achieved with a spray gun, but in everyday life you can also use brushes and rollers.

What color to paint the front door

The love of the Soviet era for “non-marking” shades has long sunk into oblivion: your home can be completely transformed if you add color and expressiveness to the entrance group. One beautiful and original color can combine a door and a fence in a country house - you may like blue, burgundy or bronze.

The laws of Feng Shui will help those who strive to achieve absolute harmony in their home: according to the rules of this Eastern philosophy, the color should depend on the direction along the side of the color and the date of birth of the owner.

Other articles

Consultation and measurement FREE OF CHARGE!

I agree to the processing of personal data.

practical advice on coatings and colors

The first thing guests of the house pay attention to when looking at the front door is its coloring. A closer look focuses on the design features, individual elements. Coming closer, you can notice all the flaws: claw marks from pets, scratches, potholes and other small touches that spoil the overall impression. Can this be avoided? High-quality painting of the entrance metal door provides it with a decent appearance for many years. The Guardian managed to find an effective solution to this problem by applying a special technology in the production cycle.

Three-stage technology

Is beauty possible without practicality? Definitely not. Otherwise, this external attractiveness will last for a short time period. But entrance doors are a serious capital acquisition for a dwelling. To create a protective and decorative coating that combines aesthetics and durability, the Guardian specialists have developed and implemented the following technology:

  1. The surface is degreased. This step has two goals. First: prevention of metal oxidation and corrosion. Second: increased adhesion (good adhesion of the paint to the surface) to prevent even minimal peeling.

  2. Front door painting. It is based on the laws of physics: positively charged particles are attracted to parts with a negative charge. This is achieved by applying powdered paint to a metal surface in an electrostatic field.

  3. Baking. To achieve a perfectly even coating layer, the paint needs to polymerize. Thousands of tiny particles turn into a single whole during baking in a special oven (it heats up to 200 degrees).

What effects are achieved

The use of this technology for creating a protective and decorative coating when painting a metal door helps to achieve several effects:

To ensure the durability of the coating, the Guardian company uses the application of anti-corrosion primer, the double painting method. This greatly increases the preservation of the impeccable appearance of the product for many years.

Wide range of textures and colors

Gadian creates doors that fit perfectly into any interior. Each customer can make a choice based on personal preferences and design recommendations. There are four basic coating texture options.

1. Antique

After painting the front door, its appearance resembles products from the era of antiquity - the ancient culture of the Greeks and Romans. As one of two components used in a powder coating structure, metallic powder helps to create a special microscopic relief. It appears after baking. Such a coating has increased strength and increased thickness when compared with other types of coatings.

2. Shagreen

Such paint is rightly compared with an orange peel. It looks like the skin of an orange - embossed, rough, heterogeneous. If you run your hand over a product covered with such a structured powder paint, you can feel small bumps and bumps - the effect after polymerization. The structure of different versions of this coating may differ from each other, be more matte or glossy. Practical owners have appreciated the advantages of this coating: it is very durable: even after several years of operation, the door looks like new. The secret is that a small chip or scratch can be made invisible by using a can of spray paint offered by the Guardian. By processing the damaged area, you can get a uniform surface. There is no need to repaint the product in industrial conditions.

3. Moire

The smallest metal particles that appear after staining create the effect of a velvet surface. She involuntarily wants to stroke her hand in order to feel this visual velvety to the touch. This texture has a noble and aesthetic appearance. Doors with such a coating require special treatment. Severe mechanical damage caused by inaccurate actions can spoil the appearance of the product. You won't be able to restore it on your own. Black moiré and brown moiré are not used for interior decoration 0 (smooth sheet metal).

4. Silk

This is a common powder coated door option that adds a sophisticated look to your front door. An important nuance: entrance door silk coating is not used for steel doors DS 1, DS 6 and DS 10 (with a thermal break), which are filled with special foam from the inside. This happens after dyeing under high pressure. Ideally, it will not work to restore the door covering with a silk effect at home. Therefore, such a product, like moiré entrance doors, requires a scrupulous attitude. For places with active movement of people, it is better to choose a different coating option than silk metal doors. But for an apartment or cottage, where family life is slowly going on, this is an excellent choice.

Basic maintenance

Caring for powder coated products is easy and simple. The main thing is to follow the manufacturer's recommendations:

Unique decor offer

When choosing a method for painting an entrance metal door, some consumers gravitate toward more common solutions. For example, when choosing a new door, they stop at the option preferred by other neighbors in the stairwell.

But many owners want to emphasize the originality of their door unit. They will be interested in taking advantage of the unique offer on the Russian market - the aerodecor technology.

This method of industrial design is applied to furniture, tiles, glass and other surfaces. The Guardian company successfully uses aerodecor for incredible design solutions in finishing metal doors. They can be applied to a certain artistic plot or “high gloss” paint.

The process involves printing a design on metal or a decorative panel using special equipment and then hand-finishing this true masterpiece by the artist. His skill helps to revive the original stories and get the look of a finished work. The labor costs involved in the creation of such doors have a certain impact on their cost. But the enthusiastic perception by the owners and guests of the house of painting the front door using the aerodecor method justifies the costs. It is impossible to pass by such a door indifferently. Finishing options available. When finishing No. 155, a metal element with aero decor is used, which is located in the center of the door leaf. Abstraction lovers will appreciate the Phantom Green or Flame plot.

Finish #139 uses solid pine or MDF inserts. A metal element with aero decor dominates the central part of the cover. The plots “Castle”, “Old Town” are fascinating, “Jazz” looks creative.

Finish #138 can be done with air decor or high gloss paint. The decorative element dominates the surface of the door. "High gloss" is characterized by an unusually smooth surface, pleasing to the eye.

Basic and secondary colors

Customers are interested in the question: why do different colors of the door covering differ in cost? The fact is that differences in processing technology affect the cost of the product. So, the basic colors for the DS series are: red, black, blue, gray (dark and light), brown, green.

And higher in cost, for example, there are coatings with the following colors:

You can check prices for different models at the official Guardian dealer in your region.

An interesting offer for customers: door units DS 6 and DS 10 (with a thermal break) can now be ordered in new color schemes: the outer color is one, and the inner one is another. In accordance with the interior and exterior, you can choose a door with a dark-colored door leaf and frame on the outside, and light-colored inside. Or vice versa. Such an original solution does not affect the cost of the product.

From idea to implementation. Manufacturer's advice

The Guardian company is interested in that consumers enjoy using our products by choosing the best option for painting a metal door and deciding on other requirements for the product. We recommend listening to these tips: