Spring is just around the corner, which means I can’t help but think about outdoor improvement projects. There’s something about getting outside after being cooped up all winter and sprucing things up, isn’t there?
One of the outdoor decorating topics I get asked so many questions about is front door paint colors. Are red doors still in? Should I paint my door the same color as my trim? Is my dark blue-grey door high maintenance? All of these are great questions that really can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. Let me explain…
Awhile ago, I helped Nicole pick a front door paint color and offered suggestions for adding more curb appeal to her home. If you’re contemplating a new door color, I suggest heading over to that post as well for a list of important things to consider before making your final selection.
In my opinion, front door paint colors are highly personal. Sure, the undertone needs to work with the other exterior colors of the home first and foremost, but there are so many different options that will work for one particular home. With that being said, I’ve rounded up some beautiful front door inspiration pictures, as well as some specific paint colors (with all the details) to help you narrow down your choice. Enjoy!
Please remember to pin these lovely decorating ideas from the original source.
Front Door Paint Colors
Light Blue and Aqua Front Doors
Green and Chartreuse Front Doors
This soft green front door spotted on Better Homes & Gardens pairs nicely with the white siding and black shutters.
For a little more punch, I’d go with a bright green door like this one found on This Old House.
Yellow Front Doors
Don’t forget about painting the interior of the door too. A bright pop can waken up your entryway!
For something a little more subdued, this butter yellow door is a nice option.
Red Front Doors
Probably my favorite in the bunch is this red dutch door. Someday I’ll have my own!
via Young House Love
Did one particular front door color stand out in the bunch?
I could easily live with any of these depending on the setting or style of the house.
Still asking yourself: What color should I paint my front door?
I’ve narrowed down a few of my favorite paint color names and brands that coincide with many of the inspiration pictures above.
Sources: 1. Sherwin Williams Waterscape | 2. Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue | 3. Sherwin Williams Drizzle | 4. Sherwin Williams Underseas | 5. Sherwin Williams Parakeet | 6. Benjamin Moore Wasabi | 7. Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow | 8. Sherwin Williams Decisive Yellow | 9. Benjamin Moore Pomegranate | 10. Benjamin Moore Caliente
Tell me, what color is your front door painted? Thinking about making a change or do you love it?
I’m still enjoying ours, but some of these gorgeous options have me thinking about changing it. Click here to see the paint color options I’m considering.
(And to answer the question from the top: I simply wipe the dust off our door every few weeks in the summer and it’s good to go. That’s the beauty of semi-gloss paint.)
What kind of paint should you use on a front door?
Be sure to use a quality exterior latex paint that stands up to the elements. One that’s a paint and primer combo is ideal.
Looking for interior paint color suggestions or furniture makeovers with paint too?
Check out these lovely paint colors:
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