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The front door is the focal point of your home. It’s the first thing your eyes are drawn to and can have a major impact on the overall curb appeal.
If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive way to update the exterior of your home. Painting your front door a bold paint color is a perfect way to do so.
But how do you pick a front door color?
It may seem simple enough, pick a front door color you like and paint it. However, before you pick up the paintbrush you want to keep a few things in mind to ensure you choose the perfect front door paint color for your home.
I have 3 tips to help you find the front door color that will work best with your home.
1. The color scheme of your exterior.
Obviously, the color of your home will have the largest impact on the paint color choice of your front door. But, you should take into consideration the other details of your home as well. Such as; roof color, trim color, any brick or stone, landscaping, and the doors hardware.
All these things will impact your front door color. A home that is painted a neutral paint color is easier to choose a door color for. Whereas, a red door might not be the best choice for a home that’s green. You want to make sure all the colors coordinate beautifully creating a seamless color palette for your home.
2. The style of your home.
The style of your home is a large factor to consider for your front door color. Whether it’s a Tudor, Colonial, or Victorian. they all have different characteristics that make them unique. Some home styles just look better with certain colors. For example, a yellow front door might work beautifully with a Victorian-style home, while a yellow door on a Tudor style home might not work as well. This rule is not set in stone by any means, it’s only something to take into consideration.
3. Ask your neighbor’s opinion. *
The reason I placed an * on this one is that not all neighbors are alike. I have been blessed with lovely neighbors that I value the opinions of. However, if you do not have friendly neighbors, or you just don’t have a relationship with them, then there is no need to get their opinion on your front door color.
Something it’s nice to have an outsiders opinion. Ultimately though, you are the one with the final decision.
Your front door does not need to match your shutters. That being said, when choosing shutter colors, make sure you go with a color that will complement the front door.
The front door is usually the focal point of the home so why not let it shine?
Taking all these details of your home into consideration not only will make choosing a color for your front door color a breeze but also it will add to the curb appeal of your home.
So now that you have some tips on how to pick a front door color what’s next?
Well, that depends on if you are going to hire professional painters to do the job for you or if you are going to paint the door yourself. If you just don’t have the time to take on the project, make sure you hire a professional who knows what they are doing and uses the correct supplies for the job.
But if you are planning on tackling this project yourself use these Pro tips to help you along the way. Also, you need to make sure you use the correct paint on your front door. This is crucial.
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The best exterior front door paint.
If you want to get a beautiful, professional looking result, you need to use quality paint. With so many options available I thought I’d share a few products that are used when painting my customers exterior front doors.
- Sherwin Williams Resilience – I like to use this product in a satin finish. It has great moisture resistance and it dries fast so you can requote quickly.
- Benjamin Moore Grand Entrance.
- Modern Master Front Door Paint – This formula dries fast and won’t fade. It also comes in a variety of colors.
Keep in mind though, all doors require different prep work and different paint types. For example, should you use an oil-based or water-based paint? Is there staining on your front door you need to cover? In this case, a primer may be required.
If you are unsure of what should be used, it is best to contact a professional.
The best front door paint colors.
In the painting business, summer is one of our busiest times. Everyone is looking to update their home exteriors. So over the last few weeks, I have been coming across some of the best front door color options. I wanted to share them because picking a front door color is no easy task. Check them out below.
Red is a classic and popular door color choice, as it works well with many different house colors. A red door with a white home brings an elegant aesthetic to your property while pairing a red front door with a gray house makes an impressive statement. Even with the classic red brick exterior, a red door can draw the eye towards the entryway creating a monumental impact.
Make your red front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. The right welcome mat will complete your entryway.
Red Paint color options :
- Sherwin Williams Positive Red SW 6871
- Benjamin Moore Ruby Red 2001-10
- Sherwin Williams Antique Red SW 7587
Yellow is such a cheerful color. Choosing yellow for your front door will set the tone of the whole exterior and will immediately be the first thing your eye is drawn to when looking at your home. Yellow also pairs beautifully with many house colors, including a classic gray like the above picture.
Make your yellow front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. Complete your entryway look with the perfect outdoor light.
Yellow Paint Color Options:
- Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow HC-4
- Sherwin Williams Decisive Yellow 6902
- Sherwin Williams Venetian Yellow SW 1666
Orange front doors make a bold statement. Brighter oranges work exquisitely well with a more modern style home whereas, the deeper more robust oranges add the perfect amount charm to a traditional home. Orange is a perfect, stand out front door color for a beige house. With an orange front door, it will be hard for your home not to get noticed.
Make your orange front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. Adding planters on both sides of your front door with add just the right amount of curb appeal.
Orange Paint Color Options:
- Benjamin Moore Golden Dunes 2157-10
- Sherwin Willams Knockout Orange SW 68875
- Sherwin Williams Copper Harbor SW 6634
Green can be a very soothing color. A subtle sage green can be the perfect color choice when you want that pop just with a little less pizzaz. Sage green works notably well with white, cream, putty/gray, and the classic red brick homes.
Make your sage green front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. Add a playful wreath to your front door to give it an extra dose of charm.
Sage Green Paint Color Options:
- Benjamin Moore Nob Hill Sage 450
- Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage HC-114
- Sherwin Williams Sage SW 2860
A black front door will add instant class to any home. Black is a time-honored color that pairs well with most other colors. Using a high gloss black will add a modern flair whereas a matte black will give your home a more traditional feel. Black is also one of my favorite front door paint colors for brick houses.
Make your black front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. Update your house numbers to coordinate with your new bold front door color
Black Paint Color Options:
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258
- Benjamin Moore Graphite 1603
- Sherwin Williams Black Magic SW 6991
A navy blue front door is the perfect compliment to a beige home. It adds just the right amount of color to create an impactful punch to your entryway. Beige is not the only home color navy front doors work well with. A classic white home will make your navy front door the star of the show.
Make your navy blue front door pop with the right outdoor accessories. Add a few planters to create a welcoming front porch.
Navy Blue Paint Color Options:
- Sherwin Williams Naval 6244
- Benjamin Moore Evening Sky 833
- Benjamin Moor Hale Navy HC-154
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I showed you some of my favorite front door color options but not all these colors will work with every home. Certain house colors pair better with some colors over others. Let me go through a few exterior colors and how to pick the front door colors that will coordinate well with them.
Front door colors for a gray house.
A gray home is a perfect opportunity to use a fun front door color. Nearly any color will work with a gray home. Picking a front door paint color in the yellow family will give your home a modern flair.
Front door colors for a tan house.
A tan home can also handle some great front door colors. Depending on the style of your home and look you are going for. Choosing a front door paint color that is sage will add a sophisticated charm to your home.
Front door colors for a beige house.
On a home that’s painted beige like SW Accessible Beige, I love a classic white door. There is something so simple and elegant about it. Some other front door colors for a beige house would be black, teal, or orange.
Follow the tips I gave you on how to pick a front door color along with the front door color suggestions and you’ll have your new front door paint color picked out in no time.
Regardless of the paint color you choose, refreshing your front door with a new coat of paint is a quick way to make a lasting first impression.
Finally, as I say in all my paint color posts, make sure you swatch the paint colors you are thinking about using. The colors you see on the computer look differently than a swatch on your home. So choose a few colors you want to try and swatch those babies. LARGE swatches too!
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Trust me choosing the wrong paint color is an expensive mistake you do not want to make.
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