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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.


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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. You can get a peel and stick sample of many paint colors here Peel and Stick Paint Color Samples

  • 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. Get a peel and stick sample of this color to try out here → Benjamin Moore Americana Paint Sample


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

You can get a peel and stick sample of this fun color here → Benjamin Moore Blue Spa Paint Sample

Benjamin Moore Teal Ocean


front door painted with benjamin moore teal ocean
Contemporary Entry by London Interior Designers & Decorators Amory Brown

Peel and stick sample of this color is available here → Benjamin Moore Teal Ocean Paint Sample

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue

front door painted with benjamin moore wythe blue
Eclectic Entry by Lindon Furniture & Accessories Four Chairs Furniture

To try a peel and stick sample go here → Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue Paint Sample

Benjamin Moore Deep Ocean


front door painted with benjamin moore deep ocean
Traditional Exterior by Minneapolis Architects & Designers TEA2 Architects

Want to try this color? Get a peel and stick sample of it here → Benjamim Moore Deep Ocean Sample

Benjamin Moore Ocean City Blue


front door painted with benjamin moore ocean city blue
Traditional Entry by Memphis Interior Designers & Decorators Jennifer Estes Interior Design

Benjamin Moore equivalent is Ocean City Blue. Get a peel and stick sample of it to try here → Benjamin Moore Ocean City Blue Sample


Benjamin Moore Downpour Blue

front door painted with benjamin moore downpour blue

Benjamin Moore Down Pour Blue
You can get a peel and stick sample of this pretty blue to try here → Benjamin Moore Down Pour Blue Sample


Benjamin Moore Midnight Navy

front door painted with benjamin moore midnight navy

For a peel and stick sample of this soft, dark blue, go here → Benjamin Moore Midnight Navy Sample

purple front door painted with benjamin moore gentle violet

Are you bold enough for a purple front door? We painted our front door on our last house purple and loved it. You can get a peel and stick sample of this beauty here → Benjamin Moore Gentle Violet Sample

Benjamin Moore Pomegranate

You just can't go wront with a red front door. It's a timeless color that never goes out of style. 

Try a peel and stick sample of this one here Benjamin Moore Pomegranate Sample




Benjamin Moore Raspberry Glaze is a pinkish red that gives a refreshing look to any front door. Get a peel and stick sample of this bold color here Benjamin Moore Raspberry Glaze Sample





Benjamin Moore equivalent is Ruby Red

Ruby Red looks like a fashionable lipstick color and makes a stong statement for a front door. Get a peel and stick sample of this color here Benjamin Moore Ruby Red Sample



Door: Benjamin Moore Wildflower
Siding: Benjamin Moore Midnight

Another color reminiscent of a fashionable lipstick, Wild Flower is a classic pink to gives personality to any entrance. Get a peel and stick sample of this one here Benjamin Moore Wild Flower Sample



Love the look of coral? Sherwin Williams Coral Bells has a beautiful bold coral hue. You can get a peel and stick sample of it here Sherwin Williams Coral Bells Sample





Benjamin Moore Sangria has a warm, rich red hue with a hint of orange. Get a peel and stick sample of this one here Benjamin Moore Sangria Sample




This door color looks like the deep rich hues of a maple tree leaf in the fall. Try a peel and stick sample of this one here Benjamin Moore Maple Leaf Red Sample




There's nothing shy about using Shy Cherry on this welcoming front door. You can get a peel and stick sample of this one here → Benjamin Moore Shy Cherry Sample





Go bold or go home! Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot is definitely a bold choice and makes a big statement. Get a sample of it here Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot Sample.






Another bold choice, Benjamin Moore Rumba Orange works beautifully on this modern home. Samples of this color are available here → Benjamin Moore Rumba Sample





Benjamin Moore Yellow Hibiscus gives this front door a happy, cheerful vibe. You can get a sample of this one to try here Benjamin Moore Yellow Hibiscus Sample





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

Brighten up a gray or dark house by painting your front door Yellow Marigold. Samples can be purchased here → Benjamin Moore Yellow Marigold Sample



Benjamin Moore Golden Honey is a soft yellow that will brighten any door. Samples available here Benjamin Moore Golden Honey Sample





Benjamin Moore Agave gives an organic, earthy welcome to visitors. Get a sample of this color here Benjamin Moore Agave Sample






This bold green is appropriately called Iguana Green and you can get a sample of it here Benjamin Moore Iguana Green.





Benjamin Moore Tequila Lime is a lime green with a hint of yellow. You can get a sample of it here Benjamin Moore Tequila Lime Sample





Benjamin Moore Herb Garden is a classic green and truly is the color of an herb garden. Samples are available here Benjamin Moore Herb Garden Sample.






For a soft, deep blue you should consider Benjamin Moore Blue Note. Samples can be obtained here Benjamin Moore Blue Note Sample



Benjamin Moore Black is a classic front door color that never goes out of style. Get a peel and stick sample of it here Benjamin Moore Black Sample

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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. Get a peel and stick sample of it here Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red Sample


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.



8 comments

  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!

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

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

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    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

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

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  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!

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  5. Thank you for all these great color choices!! I am so inspired to go paint my front door! http://www.lovesthefind.com/

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

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