I know how you feel. Our front door could use a makeover and I'm not sure which direction to go. I've scoured the internet for inspiration and am sharing some of the prettiest doors on the web, along with the colors used.
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For all of the photos, I've researched the original source as much as humanly possible, and listed either the actual color or the one that matches the closest on my Benjamin Moore color decks. At the paint store we used to constantly match photos to paint colors, so I promise that the colors listed will give you the same look as the photos.
Keep in mind that colors will vary on each computer screen, and the lighting and surrounding colors make a HUGE difference on how a color will appear. I can't tell you how many times a customer has looked at a swatch at the paint shop after seeing it online or in a magazine and said that it looks nothing like the online image or magazine photo.
- Bring what you can to the paint store to match with the swatches. For example, shingles, bricks, or anything else that won't be changing anytime soon.
- Always look at the actual paper swatch against your siding, trim, roof, etc. to make sure it's the look you're after.
- If possible, buy a tester sample and paint some on a board and place it where the door is so you can get an idea of how it will truly look. I love to sample paint colors on these boards that are lightweight and easy to move from place to place but are large enough to tell what the color really looks like.
- Look at the sample at various times of the day, as well as on a cloudy day and a sunny day so you'll know exactly how it will change. Sunlight makes colors appear lighter, so be aware of that. Look at the very first photo below and you'll see an example.
- Remember that it's only paint and if you don't like the color, a door is very easy to repaint!
I'm listing all of the colors in Benjamin Moore because that's what I usually work with, and also it's readily available most everywhere in the U.S. and Canada. I don't have crossovers for other brands, so please don't ask for that.
I've tried to represent all colors, so if you don't see what you're looking for, keep scrolling. They're grouped together by color. Let me know which one is your favorite!
Benjamin Moore equivalent is Ruby Red
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