Fab Front Door Color Ideas

November 14, 2014 § 3 Comments

Your front door does not have to be red. Or black. Or green. Or any other traditional color (although there’s nothing wrong with that). Have some fun with your front door color by looking around your yard for inspiration. Or step outside the box by choosing a contrasting color in an unexpected lighter tone. Once you decide on the color, spread it around a bit more by painting a bench or a pot the same color and planting annuals and other flowering shrubbery around the yard to pull the whole look together.

For a BLUE or GRAY house: Consider warm sunny yellow (Ben Moore Concord Ivory HC-12).


For a golden BROWN house, surprise your neighbors with a light shade of contrasting blue (Ben Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150).


For a white house, consider using a color from your plantings around the yard. Here, the purple lilacs provide the inspiration (Ben Moore Cabernet 2116-30).


For a red house, I still love creamy white trim and a navy door (Ben Moore Hale Navy HC-154).


For a green house, use a natural wood toned door or paint it an earthy rusty brown (Ben Moore Ten Gallon Hat 1210).


And of course a yellow house still looks absolutely smashing with a traditional red door (Ben Moore Moroccan Red 1309).


Your front door should reflect a little bit of you and the home you’ve created on the other side of it.

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§ 3 Responses to Fab Front Door Color Ideas

  • LindaSonia says:

    what about an orangeish brick house??

    • Barbara Meglis says:

      Hi Linda,

      Check out Ben Moore’s rich teal “In the Midnight Hour — 1666″ and see if that works with your orange brick. In a high gloss for maximum effect.

      Your Home & Color Coach

  • Durf says:

    I’m glad you’re posting again!

    My house is BM Weston Flax, trim Ice Mist. The front door is Purple Lotus, which I think is a little richer than the Cabernet you’ve shown.

    I sometimes wonder like you, though, that since the house faces east that purple can look downright black a good part of the day, especially since I have a somewhat large covered porch. Oh well. Maybe I should have gone bright and light like you did with the Yarmouth Blue.

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