These 7 Front Door Colors May Seem Unusual, But They Totally Work
Looking for a fast curb appeal fix? Give a cookie-cutter exterior a bold new look by painting your front door. These unexpected shades will add a dose of happy color to any home.
A bold front door color is one of the best ways to add personality to a plain exterior. For an extra curb appeal boost, look beyond classic hues, such as red or gray, for a front door color that's a bit more unexpected. For color that commands attention, try one of these daring shades to make your home stand out from the rest of the block. Although they might not be traditional, they sure are striking. (And since painting your front door is a fairly inexpensive, low-commitment project, you can easily change it up if you decide the hue isn't for you.) These unusual front door colors are outside-the-box, but they totally work.
Bright Orange Front Door
A punchy shade of orange is a sure-fire way to draw attention to your front door. A vibrant tangerine color makes a surprising splash on this spacious, white-painted front porch. Light blue shutters and lush boxwood lining the front walkway complement the front door color without competing with it.
Suggested Paint Color: Navel SW 6887, Sherwin-Williams
Electric Blue Front Door
Blue front doors are a popular exterior color choice, but this electric shade kicks the intensity up a notch. The color is simple yet striking, especially when painted on these traditional-style doors. Choose a bright shade of blue without too much gray in it so your front door doesn't fade into the background.
Suggested Paint Color: Pool Party 2059-50, Benjamin Moore
Kiwi Green Front Door
A green front door can accentuate your front landscaping while drawing contrast with a neutral exterior. To play up the green theme, accessorize your front porch with containers of lush plants, such as the Boston ferns flanking this doorway. Choose pots in analogous colors (which are side-by-side on the color wheel), such as blue or yellow, for a colorful yet cohesive look.
Suggested Paint Color: Gleeful P380-5, Behr
Periwinkle Front Door
A blend of baby blue and lavender, periwinkle looks particularly lovely on front doors with decorative details (the shade is shown here on a pretty potting shed). Consider repeating the light purple hue on shutters or trim to strengthen the color scheme. Reinforce the romantic feel with containers overflowing with pink blooms.
Suggested Paint Color: Blue Hyacinth PPG1245-5, PPG
Bright Yellow Front Door
Choose a vibrant shade of yellow for a happy, high-energy front door color. Especially against dark exteriors, the sunny color is highly visible from the street, which draws the eye to make your entry a focal point. Surround a yellow front door with white trim to set it apart from the siding.
Suggested Paint Color: Yellow Highlighter 2021-40, Benjamin Moore
Purple Front Door
Purple isn't a color you often see on home exteriors, but in small doses, it's undeniably gorgeous. Try a rich purple hue on your front door, then repeat the shade in flower boxes or garden beds to blend it into your color scheme. Choose a glossy finish to add an extra glam touch to your purple front door.
Suggested Paint Color: Just A Fairytale P560-6, Behr
Chartreuse Front Door
A shade somewhere between neon green and yellow, chartreuse is a dynamic, vibrant color. That makes it an ideal hue for exteriors that could use an extra energy boost. Try this front door color against a traditional brick facade for an unexpected contemporary spin. When paired with other neutral colors like dark navy or white, the color really pops.
Suggested Paint Color: Frolic SW 6703, Sherwin-Williams