These 7 Front Door Colors May Seem Unusual, But They Totally Work

For an instant boost to curb appeal, try painting your front door in one of these bold colors.

A bold front door color is one of the best ways to add personality to a plain exterior. For an extra boost to curb appeal, look beyond classic door hues, such as red or gray, for a color that commands attention. One of these daring shades will distinguish your home from the rest of the block, but since painting your front door is a fairly inexpensive, low-commitment project, you can easily make a change if you decide the hue isn't for you. These unusual colors may be outside the box, but they totally work.

exterior white home with blue shutters and orange door
John Bessler Photography

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 front porch painted white. Light blue shutters and lush boxwoods lining the front walkway complement the front door without competing with it.

Suggested Paint Color: Navel SW 6887, Sherwin-Williams

Blue open door of white house
Ryann Ford Photography LLC

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 door doesn't fade into the background.

Suggested Paint Color: Pool Party 2059-50, Benjamin Moore

White house green door front porch
James Nathan Schroder

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

Potting shed blue doorway with boxwood lining path
Kim Cornelison

Periwinkle Front Door

A blend of baby blue and lavender, periwinkle looks particularly lovely on front doors with decorative details (the shade shown here is 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 door on blue and white house
Stacy Zarin Goldberg Photography LLC

Bright Yellow Front Door

Choose a vibrant shade of yellow for a happy-looking, high-energy front door. Especially against dark exteriors, the sunny color is highly visible from the street, which draws the eye, transforming your entry into 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

window box on front railing with purple front door
Brie Williams

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. Choose a glossy finish to add an extra-glamorous touch.

Suggested Paint Color: Just A Fairytale P560-6, Behr

yellow-green front door with large numbered address
Helen Norman

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

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