Front Door Colour Ideas & Inspiration

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Front Door Colour Ideas & Inspiration

Give your front door a dose of fresh colour to perk up your home's facade and extend a gracious welcome. Whether you do it yourself or hire a painting pro, Benjamin Moore has you covered.

Refreshing your front door provides an easy way to make a lasting first impression. While any Benjamin Moore exterior paint—in your choice of 3,500+ colours—will work wonders, we love AURA Exterior paint in satin or soft gloss for a beautiful, slightly glossy finish.
Green front door with matching window shutters

A Colourful Front Door: The Case for Contrast

Typically, exterior design and colour lean towards neutral hues. Why not opt for a pop of colour on your front door to showcase your personality? Use a rich, saturated paint colour that complements your home's architecture and highlights your landscaping.

An easy DIY project, updating your home's front door is a fun way to share your personal style with neighbours, family and friends.
Traditional, All-American front door with vinyl siding

Consider Neutral Paint Colours with Eye-Catching Undertones

Love the idea of a bolder colour on your front door, but not quite ready to commit? Try out a deep neutral paint colour with a prominent undertone. This approach combines subtlety and “notice me,” providing the best of both worlds!

Here, a front door in Sea Life 2118-40, an elegant gray, is emboldened by a purple undertone. Other neutral front doors with bold undertones we love include: Set your bold neutrals against white or off-white siding for a crisp, classic look as seen on this exterior painted in Horizon OC-53.
Colour coordinated front entrance with dark green door and green side panels

Stay Cool

Green, gray and blue doors are a naturally gracious expression for the entrance to your home, especially when they contrast with a house’s warm undertones.

For impact, search for saturated colours that will pop from surrounding architecture, as seen here in this this elegant front door, painted in Mopboard Black CW-680.

Check out our best-selling paint colours, organized by colour family. From dramatic, smouldering black hues to spirit-lifting yellows to ocean-inspired blues, it's a great guide for narrowing down your choices.
Red front door, white porch, and light blue shutters

Notes on Harmony

When thinking about painting your front door, take colour cues from the paint colours inside your home. What paint colours does your front door open into? Use a colour from your interior spaces for colour continuity, as seen here with Aegean Teal 2136-40 on the front door as a lovely extension of the soft blue-green Gray Cashmere 2138-60.

Ready to turn inspiration into reality? We’re here to take you every step of the way. Watch our how-to video and get started prepping and painting any exterior door fuelled by advice from the experts at Benjamin Moore.

Get more inspiration for gorgeous painted exteriors, from porches to decks to vinyl siding and more.
The front porch of a yellow-painted house with white trim, a yellow door, plants in metal pails, and two round shrubs out front.

Find the Perfect Colour for Your Front Entrance

Make your front entrance feel warm and inviting with these Benjamin Moore paint colour ideas.

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