Front Door Color Ideas & Inspiration

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Front Door Color Ideas & Inspiration

Give your front door a dose of fresh color 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+ colors—will work wonders, we love AURA Exterior paint in satin or soft gloss for a beautiful, slightly glossy finish.
An off-white house with an orange-painted door and black roof with flowering green shrubbery.

A Colorful Front Door: The Case for Contrast

Typically, exterior design and color lean towards neutral hues. Why not opt for a pop of color on your front door to showcases your personality? Use a rich, saturated paint color 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 neighbors, family and friends.
A colonial style front entrance with gray-painted front door and stone steps.

Consider Neutral Paint Colors with Eye-Catching Undertones

Love the idea of a bolder color on your front door, but not quite ready to commit? Try out a deep neutral paint color 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.
Color 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 colors 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 colors, organized by color family. From dramatic, smoldering black hues to spirit-lifting yellows to ocean-inspired blues, it's a great guide for narrowing down your choices.
A soft blue-painted front door opens into a home as a woman carrying groceries walks towards it.

Notes on Harmony

When thinking about painting your front door, take color cues from the paint colors inside your home. What paint colors does your front door open into? Use a color from your interior spaces for color 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 fueled 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 Color for Your Front Entrance

Make your front entrance warm and inviting with the right color choice.

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