The 10 Best Front Door Paint Colors

The 10 Best Front Door Paint Colors


One of the number one questions when it comes to renovating a home: what are the best front door paint colors?!

Well, if you’ve seen my shows on HGTV, “Help! I Wrecked My House” or “Hidden Potential”, or even follow along on my Instagram, you know that I’m BIG on curb appeal. you know that I’m BIG on curb appeal. I also talk about curb appeal in my book, House Story. It’s the first impression your home makes to the world. And do we want our first impression to be a dull one?! Of course not!

One of the easiest ways to customize the front of your home (with major impact) is to paint your front door. Sure, your front door may already be painted—but does its current color say anything meaningful about your personal style or you and your family? If you answered no, let’s spice things up a little! 

Interior designers might have a lot of different opinions or recommendations when it comes to picking a front door paint color, but when it comes down to it, remember the most important thing to ask yourself is if it Builds Your Happy. Today I’m spilling some front door paint secrets to help you bring a little more LIFE to the exterior of your home. Read on for my top 10 picks of the best front door paint colors.

My 10 Favorite Front Door Colors

1. Blank Canvas, Behr

This welcoming white is a perfect choice for a front door. Blank Canvas pairs well with a variety of different home colors, making it the best option if you’re having a hard time finding the right color or making a final decision. If you want to refresh the look of your door without opting for something out of the ordinary, stick to this color.  




2. Colondade Gray, Sherwin Williams

Colonnade Gray is the perfect warm gray color for a front door. If you’re looking for a fresh new door color that works with a warm, neutral color palette, this is an ideal paint color for you. It’s timeless and classic, you really can’t go wrong!

3. Vermilion, Behr

An earthy red, Vermillion is a stand-out front door paint color. This paint can be used on indoor and outdoor projects, allowing you to get creative and use it multiple times. It’s unexpected but so good. This color can work for a variety of different design styles, whether your home is a cozy cottage, or you’re going for a more elevated, modern look. 



4. Vintage Vessel, Sherwin Williams

This color, Vintage Vessel, is such a breath of fresh air. It’s a go-to color for homes that have a beachy or Craftsman vibe, and will look great from the street! A perfect choice for those seeking to switch up the look and feel of the exterior of your home.


5. Half Sea Fog, Behr

I think Half Sea Fog is such a beautiful front door color, especially for those looking for a coastal vibe. It’s a blue-gray color that offers a peaceful and tranquil feel before entering into your home. A blue front door is welcoming for all who enter and a perfect choice for those who live near the sea.



6. Hubbard Squash, Sherwin Williams

Hubbard Squash is such a buttery, satisfying yellow color. It would work with both Craftsman and even more modern home exteriors, and is sure to bring a smile to anyone who passes through this sunny door. I love this color for young families or those looking to revamp the exterior of their home without spending a ton of money! This is such a fun way to boost your home’s curb appeal.



7. Georgian Blue, Sherwin Williams

Ahh, Georgian Blue, what a deep and rich blue color. Again, this paint color would work on more exterior styles than you might think, and it will bring so much depth to your curb appeal. This dark blue color pairs nicely with a more neutral, or lighter, colored house.




8. Copper Mountain, Sherwin Williams

An unexpected color that ends up amazing is definitely Copper Mountain. This color is a great way to do something different with your front door while maintaining a more cohesive look with the rest of your exterior. Pro tip: trimming this deep orange color with a nice, bright white paint will make it pop nicely. A perfect choice!




9. Baroness, Sherwin Williams

I know what you’re thinking: “Purple, Jas?!” Seriously guys, trust me. But with Baroness, this shade of purple looks so fresh and welcoming on a front door, and it will definitely set your home’s curb appeal apart from the rest of the street. This is a perfect choice if you’re searching for something a bit different than any other neutral color. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box—you’re welcome!




10. Night Owl, Sherwin Williams

One of my favorite cool gray tones has to be Night Owl. If you’re more of a cool gray person than a warm gray person, I got you. This color is timeless, but also rich. Adding a fun metal door knocker will take it to the next level!

There you have it, my top 10 front door paint colors! Whether you’re in the process of renovating your home, you just bought a new home, or you simply want to refresh the look of your forever home, I highly recommend choosing one of these front door paint colors. If you think about it, your front door is the first impression your guests will see of your home. It’s also something you have to look at everyday, so you better love the color! Choose a color that best Builds Your Happy and there’s no going wrong.


  • I used Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent on my front door and garage. House is a darker grey with white trim and people have stopped to comment on how great it looks! I LOVE the sea serpent color!!

    Kimberly Lindner

    on January 31, 2024

  • Please offer a suggestion for front door color on a red brick house. The door is currently black but I would love a pop of color but hubs is skeptical. Any ideas please?!?!

    Michelle Lurie

    on January 31, 2024

  • Where can the front door that is painted gray be found?

    Tammy Netting

    on January 31, 2024

  • Hello – can you share the color of siding shown with the hubbard squash painted door? It is a lovely combination.

    Many thanks – this is a great post.

    Amy Strauss

    on April 24, 2023

  • I’m not a contractor or designer. I’m just looking for some help regarding the color that might be nice for our front door. Our siding is a greyish light blue.

    Hopefully, you can give me some guidance. I would sincerely appreciate it.

    Thank you,


    Art Beins

    on August 21, 2022

  • Our house is pewter gray with white trim and black shutters. I would love to paint our front door the Georgian Blue (it is now white). However, we have dogs that scratch at our front door. What do you recommend so the paint doesn’t get scratched off?

    Marilee Verstraete

    on August 06, 2022

  • I love these colors! Which do you recommend for a red brick ranch home? I am struggling here!!! lol

    Cindy Thomas

    on July 27, 2022

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