Colorful Front Doors

Need to update your exterior? Try painting your front door a new color. It can add interest and style to your home.

Steps for painting from Better Homes and Gardens:

What You Need:

  • Painters tape
  • Sponge
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • High-density foam mini rollers and brushes
  • 1 quart adhesion primer
  • 1 quart satin or semigloss exterior paint paint (we like PPG or BEHR)


  1. Remove and Prep Door
  2. Sand Surface
  3. Prime and Paint the Door
  4. Reinstall the Door

This great article as well as a choosing a color video and the dos and donts of painting can be found here.

Here are some of the front door colors we love:


This lovely shade of a gray toned deep purple, painted on the sashes of the side windows as well, sets off the cut glass accents of the door to perfection.



A soft mossy green adds interest to the soft gray brick. A wicker accent chair painted in the same color completes the ensemble.



This bright orange based red compliments the moss green of the siding and adds a touch of vibrancy.



A rich blue, painted on the doors and shutters, creates and elegant and harmonious feel for this home.



This light teal door completes the tropical feel of the front porch.



This high contrast look, with a bright yellow door offset by teal siding creates a vibrant and exciting impression.