We are thinking about painting our front door so I’m obsessing over beautiful entryways on Pinterest and around the internet. To clarify, I ALWAYS obsess over well styled front doors (just something about them!) but now I’m extra focused! Below I’ve gathered a collection of my favorite front door color inspiration photos. To help organize my thoughts, and write a semi-useful (ha!) blog post, I’ve organized them by color and added a few thoughts on what house colors each these could work for at the bottom of the post. I hope this helps!
A chic, classic choice, And one that looks good on almost any house color, style, etc. If you can’t decide, you definitely cannot go wrong with a beautiful black front door!
Blue front doors are my jam! Blue is such a classic color (some designers even consider it a neutral), but in this application it makes more of a statement, which is fun. Classic color – modern use – it’s a win/win!
Like black, this is a very popular front door color, and for good reason. Red is welcoming and bright. Who wouldn’t want to pull up to a dinner party hosted at a house with a fun, red front door? It’s basically saying, “come on in!”
We painted our Hill Street House front door a punchy green color and OMG I loved it. Like blue, green is less expected, but still a crowd favorite. Bonus, your door will (probably) match whatever you have in the planters next to it! (I’m also getting into mint colored front doors, which I’m seeing a lot of lately.)
As a wife and boy mom the urge within me to paint my front door pink is kind of huge. But that’s only because all of the men around here would never let it fly! But if you can rock a pink door, you should, they are statement making and awesome. Plus, pink is IN right now!
I’m a firm believer that more front doors should be yellow. Who wouldn’t want a cheery entryway?! I am seriously considering this for our front door color. If you’re considering yellow, take your house color into careful consideration, as yellow can be a little tricky to use (see house color notes below).
Yea, yea, yea white isn’t a color. But it IS a statement-maker. Even a white door on a white house isn’t necessarily boring. In fact it can make quite an exquisite entry. Don’t believe me? Check these out…
If this decade had a color, it would be gray. It’s everywhere! So of course it’s popping up on beautiful front stoops. With so many different shades to choose from, I’d
Best House Colors For Each Door Style
White: You can go with pretty much any front door color you want, whoo! Be sure to take note of any other details on your house such as shutters, window boxes, trim color, etc. My favorite front door colors on a white house are the bold choices; yellow, blue, green or a fun pink!
Brick: I prefer cooler colors to offset the warmth of the brick. My favorites are green, blue, or gray. If you go with a bolder color like green or blue, be sure that the tone of the color balances the brick (IE you don’t want a green door brick house to read as ‘Christmas’ all year.) Black is also a beautiful, classic choice.
Stone: This is a tricky one because there are SO MANY different versions of ‘stone.’ But for the most part, stones fall somewhere in the gray family and with them I recommend a bold version of red, blue or green. Black or white could definitely work well, especially on a newer construction.
Gray: A gray house is the perfect canvas for a bright front door. Really any color will work using the boldest version of it (no gray-ed out colors here)! What you’re going for here is a fun contrast.
Beige: Here is where you’d want to use a more muted version of a color. Mossy green or dark blue look particularly nice.
Blue: I’m seeing a ton of gray/blue houses these days and personally I love white, dark gray, red or bright green front doors on them.
Two things to keep in mind:
- Be sure to paint your front door in a high gloss paint. It will be easier to clean and will provide the perfect contrast to the material of your home (especially against stone or brick).
- In almost any case, black is always a classic (and often beautiful!) choice if you are not ready to jump in with a bright color just yet!
I hope this helps you pick a front door color! It’s a fun decision and one that should express the vibe of your home. Happy painting!