What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?

6 HOT Colors to Try!
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!
There are 6 popular colors to make your house stand out!
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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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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
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Aqua is one of the blue favorites hands down. But tends to be more popular in warmer areas.
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Black always makes a dramatic statement.
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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.
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Green hasn't traditionally been a go-to color for front doors but it's starting to come on the horizon as another popular color choice and can make a powerful statement too.

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

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Debi Carser is a Designer, Stager, Renovator & Blogger. For over 10 years she have been helping clients make their home stunning but also adding value to their home at the same time. The results are amazing – her clients have earned money for their home beyond their expectations.
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  • Marilyn Bates Marilyn Bates on Aug 08, 2016
    I have a red door but the wooden screen door is black and shades out the red. Should both doors be red?

  • Can49747937 Can49747937 on Oct 19, 2020

    What color is the red front door that you have pictured?

  • Connie Cunningham` Connie Cunningham` on Apr 20, 2021

    I just painted my house an aqua color, the exact name is "watery" that being said what would a good color for a front door be?

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  • Great question! There are a couple of options here. Without seeing a picture, the black door probably detracts from the red door. Am I correct? Painting the screen door red is an option but it might be too much. You can always try it and repaint it if you don't like it. One client's house I staged painted his door a beautiful blue color but had a white screen door. We removed the screen and the house looked alot better. I hope that helps!