30 Front Door Colors with tips for choosing the right one

Are you planning to paint your front door and have no idea what color to choose?

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.

front door paint color ideas

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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.

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 client has looked at a swatch after seeing it online or in a magazine and said that it looks nothing like the online image or magazine photo.

Tips for selecting your front door color

  • 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 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'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!

Front Door Paint Color Ideas

Benjamin Moore Americana

Don't you love this door with that built in doorbell? Our old house had one and it was so fun to ring it. The dark teal color looks great with the antique brass hardware.

Benjamin Moore Blue Spa

front door painted with benjamin moore blue spa
Eclectic Entry by Tampa Photographers Mina Brinkey

Here's a classic cottage style door. The arched top and little window are so charming. And the antique bronze hardware gives it the perfect contrast. 

Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua

front door painted with benjamin moore cool aqua
Transitional Entry by Los Angeles Photographers Stephanie Wiley Photography

Benjamin Moore Raspberry Glaze

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Ruby Red

Door: Benjamin Moore Wildflower
Siding: Benjamin Moore Midnight

Benjamin Moore Equivalent is Conch Shell

Benjamin Moore Sangria

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Maple Leaf Red

Benjamin Moore equivalent is  Rosy Apple

Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Rumba Orange

Benjamin Moore Yellow Hibiscus

Door: Benjamin Moore equivalent is Yellow Marigold
Siding: Benjamin Moore equivalent is Dior Gray

Benjamin Moore Golden Honey

Benjamin Moore Agave

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Iguana Green

Benjamin Moore Tequila Lime

Benjamin Moore Herb Garden

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Blue Note

Benjamin Moore Black

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That Million Dollar Red door is simply amazing. All of the other items make a perfect farmhouse front porch that anyone would feel welcome at.

I hope you've found some inspiration for your front door here. These are just a few of literally thousands of colors to choose from. The sky's the limit on what you could do.

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Thanks so much for dropping by.


  1. I love this post, Angie! I am something of a front door snob -- Just ask my husband if I don't comment on everyone's (mostly wrong) choice of front door colors! Houses could really improve their curb appeal with just the right color door. Ours was forest green when we moved in. I wanted it red. The first red I picked was so wrong - it looked like hot pink! I thought we would be fined for having an ugly door! I repainted it the very next day with BM's Heritage Red. I love it!

    1. Thanks, Amy! Our front door is red as least for now. Heritage Red is a great red. Good choice! Thanks for dropping by. ~ Angie

  2. I love all the doors Angie. I particularly like the yellow doors against the gray siding.

    1. Hey Kathy! I really like that combination too. I love the orange and green doors, but I don't think I've got the guts to do either of those in our very traditional neighborhood. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you're doing great. ~ Angie

  3. Hi Angie, what do you think of a yellow door with harbor blue siding with white trim?

  4. I'm in love with the Tequila Lime; that's where I'm taking my Herb Garden Green next. However, in a couple of years I'll be switching to the most beautiful color I've found on this post . . . Gentle Violet. It is soooo pretty. Thank you for this collection and the information!

  5. Thank you for all these great color choices!! I am so inspired to go paint my front door!

  6. Should the front door be the same color as your decorative shutters?


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