6 Most Popular Colors To Paint A Front Door

6 Most Popular Colors To Paint a Front Door

Painting your front door is an inexpensive but VERY effective way to increase your curb appeal and add value to your home. Boring neutral colored front doors like taupe, brown or white makes your house look blah and just blend in to every other house on the street. If you want curb appeal, if you want to be noticed your front door needs to stand out!  It needs to pop!


For years, red as be the favorite color choice for front doors.  It just pops the front exterior.  Trending in red front doors is to have the surrounding trim classical white or to paint the trim black or gray to make the door even more dramatic.

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Chelsea Townhouse

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Red doors are the most popular color choices other than neutral colors. Gray trim is becoming all the rage.
Red doors with gray trim make a powerful “look at me” statement. Photo: Source unknown.

















Red as a single front door with no sidelights certainly stands out against this cream colored house.

Front exterior

Photo by Jeneration Interiors via Houzz


Deep Red is also another favorite in the red door collection.

New front entry

Photo by Madson Design via Houzz


Red/orange bricks can be tricky when choosing a color but this deep orange or rust beautifully accents the brick to make a stunning entrance.

Whitefish Bay - Old World Made New

Photo by Ginkgo Leaf Studio via Houzz


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Blue is fast becoming the go to color for front doors almost beating the popular red color choice. Aqua, peacock and mid-blue are currently the more popular shades of blue but navy is still a popular choice in some areas.


Denver Manor Home

Photo by Linda L. Floyd, Inc., Interior Design via Houzz 


Richmond, 1930

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Photo by Andrea Brooks Interiors via Houzz


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Black makes a dramatic statement!

Exterior Arch Portico Front Entry

Photo by Cushing Custom Homes, Inc. via Houzz


The Gatekeepers Cottage

Photo by Boscolo Interior Design via Houzz


Home owners that don’t like the stark black can choose a deep gray which is still makes quite a statement.


Lincoln Park - Howe


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Photo by DK Design via Houzz



Green hasn’t traditionally been a go-to color for front doors but they are starting to come on the horizon as another popular color choice and can make a powerful statement too.


Mid-Century Modern Renovation

Photo by Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch via Houzz


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Photo: Better Homes & Gardens


My Houzz: Cheery and Breezy Pittsburgh Home

Photo by Adrienne DeRosa via Houzz


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Yellow is definitely more popular in some parts of the country than others but it can certainly be a show stopper like red, blue or black.

Harbor View Hills

Photo by Garden Studio via Houzz


So take out your paint brush and get rid of your boring builder brown door.


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  • Avatar <cite class="fn">Lori Mrasek</cite>

    I was just looking at your front door, the colour is nice, but my girlfriend has the same colour of bricks and she painted her door a beautiful creamy beige. I personally love red.

    • Avatar <cite class="fn">Debi Collinson</cite>

      Hey Lori – I think if you show 5 different people the same door and ask them what color they should paint it, you would get 5 different answers. It’s alot of personal taste isn’t it? Red has traditionally been my go to color as well but I need a change and I’m mixing things up very soon….keep posted. Thanks for dropping by!

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