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Exterior Paint Color Schemes for Front Doors 

January 9, 2024

Many homeowners love the idea of making a change in color in their homes, but they don’t always have the time or money to invest in a comprehensive paint project. One of our favorite and most popular paint projects for homeowners is the repainting of the front door.

Painting a front door, or even all of your entryways, is easy to start and complete in a day. The surface can often be cleaned rather quickly and the drying time will be fairly doable due to the small size. 

Let’s take a closer look at potential color schemes for your next entryway or front door paint project. 

Classic Colors 

Better Homes and Gardens suggests that sticking with the classics might be a good idea if you live in a neighborhood where home colors stick to the traditional colors of white, blue, gray, and green. These fairly neutral colors blend in well without clashing or compromising the aesthetics of your home’s curb appeal. 

Bold & Bright 

For those that like a unique look on your front door, bold and bright colors like a splash of orange, yellow or lime can brighten your entryway and create some pizzazz with a pop of color. 

The bold color statements can be a tough choice to make if you fear that they may be too flashy, but remember that doors are small and repainting will be quick work if you decide later that it is not your style. 

Looking for something bright and fun? Benjamin Moore’s Lime Green 2026-10 just might be the color for your front door. 

Traditional Red 

The color red and its many delineations has been used on front doors since colonial times. During this era, a red door indicated that travelers were welcome to spend the night. Thus since that time, the color red on a front door has been a symbol of warmth and welcoming. Benjamin Moore’s Caliente is a gorgeous, sumptuous red that could help you transform your front door into a beacon of welcome to guests and passersby. 

Navy Blue 

For families looking for something fun and modern, navy blue may be a great choice. Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue is slightly gray and offers a softer appearance than a typical navy blue. If you want a true classic navy blue, try Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy

Talk to our color specialists who can take a closer look at your home’s primary color scheme, the surrounding neighborhood and landscaping to help you choose a transformative color for your home’s front door. Contact us today for a free estimate. 


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