Give your front door a dose of fresh colour to perk up a home’s exterior and extend a gracious welcome.
Refreshing your door with a glossy new coat of paint is a quick way to make a lasting first impression. Benjamin Moore’s Aura® Grand Entrance line, specially formulated for front doors, is available in any colour.
A Case for Contrast
Most exterior paint colours and materials lean toward neutral shades, so a colourful front door is a chance to express your personal style through a central exterior architectural feature. Adding a statement colour to the front door is also an easy way to uplift the façade of a home, while complementing the architecture and surrounding landscape.
Hot shots of red, yellow or orange are naturally warm and exuberant. Vivid accent colours make a strong design statement but mix surprisingly well with most other shades, especially the neutrals most often used as the primary colour of a house.
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.
Notes on Harmony
Take your colour cues from inside the house to pick a paint colour you’ll love. Think about the colours of the space your door will open into. Pull a strong accent colour from those spaces for colour continuity or choose a more saturated shade of a primary interior colour. The front door in Jack Pine 692 against a wall painted in Timothy Straw 2149-40, shown here, exemplifies this design concept.
Sustaining your front door’s depth of colour is achievable with Aura Grand Entrance. As durable as it is beautiful, this paint is specially formulated to retain colour and gloss, whatever the weather.
Ready to turn inspiration into reality? We’re here to take you every step of the way, from prep to finish. Watch our how-to video to see how we do it, then download the PDF for the step-by-step method.
Visit your local Benjamin Moore retailer for your Exterior Colour Combination brochure, or get your copy here.