The best paint colours for your front door are always those that make a bold statement. The paint colours on your front door should also say something about your personality and should be easy to keep clean. Not all of us can actually paint our front doors. Mine, for example is one of those thick, heavy front doors, made from layers of double-glazed PVC and glass, built for safety – not for beauty. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a wooden front door, you have the privilege of making the best of what your house can really look like with the added paint colour. Before we look at paint colours, read this article if you need some lessons in painting.
4 Best Paint Colours for your front door
Top paint colour 1: Bright red or Moroccan-red front door
This is probably the most popular front-door paint colour (in the UK). It’s brave, bright and bold. Your house stands out in your street when you use this paint colour on your door. I think, of all the paint colours, Moroccan red shows up well and will go with simply any house colour. If I could paint my front door, it would be this colour. It’s perfect against this white background. Yellow, cream and light blue houses also look stunning with a red front door. This paint colour complements even dull, grey brick or red-brick homes.
Top paint colour 2: Lemon or yellow front door
A lemon door is fabulous in the bright months of summer. It’s beautiful and will go well with most house colours (not as universal as red, though). This paint colour will always brighten up your neighbour’s day and will welcome you when you return home from work. It’s a bold and intimate colour for a front door and will be perfect if you have flowers in your front garden. Just imagine your yellow front door in the background, with flowers waving gently in the wind. The mixture of green leaves off trees and the brown earthy colours of the front garden all come together to produce something really romantic indeed! In the winter this paint colour also brings a bit of sunshine to your life. It’s always bright and beautiful and no weather condition will ever darken this paint colour.
White, cream, yellow, pale blues and pale greens houses go well with yellow front doors.
Top paint colour 3: Royal or dark blue front door
A Royal blue front door is a wise choice when it comes to paint colours. It’s dark enough not to show up when it’s dirty, but it’s not black, so it still retains some interest and colour on your house in the street. The beauty of the royal blue paint colour is that it looks amazing on any type or size of house. It can make any house look great. This paint colour is a very popular choice for a lot of people, but the good news (if you want to be different) is there are several different shades of blue available to choose from.
Like red paint colour, blue is also quite versatile and can complement most house colours. It looks especially beautiful on white and light blue houses, but not so great on red-brick ones.
Top paint colour 4: pale green front door
I’ve always fancied myself in a cottage with a light green door. This is an unusual colour for a front door, but I included it in this list because I’ve seen it on a few houses, and was really impressed by the understated beauty of this paint colour. In the summer it looks inviting and calming against the bright sunlight. In winter, even the whiteness around, and the grey sky do not negate the attractiveness of this front door colour. Of course, this paint colour cannot be used on any house. Red brick, white, grey and very pale cream houses look great with a pale green front door. If your house is any other colour – forget it. Another point to note is that because this is a light colour, make sure your DIY skills are up to scratch before you paint your door, otherwise you run the risk of visible brush strokes. This is not a good look for the front of your house.
Conclusion: Paint colours: your front door
Regardless of what paint colours are popular, the ultimate choice remains with you. As we said before, the colour of your front door reflects something about you, your home and your personality. Also make sure you’ve got a good idea of how to prepare wood before painting. Two-thirds of the painting job is the preparation. The finished look always depends on how well you’ve prepared the surface. As always, it’s great to have you here. Please share this article if you found it inspiring. Leave your comments and ideas in the comment section please. We’d also like to hear from you if you think your front door colour says something about your personality and if so, what?
You may like to read our extreme home makeover series to see what other changes (in and around your home) will make the most impact. We also show you how to use colours inside your home to make it more homely and beautiful. In the meantime, here’s a beautiful Welcome Front Door vinyl wall decal that looks great on any colour front door. The best thing about it is that it’s not cheesy like most other items of this sort. It’s also easy to apply. Your guests will all be asking you where you got it.