Beautiful Painted Front Door Ideas For An Instant Makeover

Sarah Robinson

Deciding on a color for the outside of your home is a big deal. Once the big job is done and you've finally got your home looking the way you want it to, there are a few things you can do to really complete the look. The obvious next steps are landscaping and gardening, but there's one extra touch you can add that will really make your chosen color palette sing-painting your front door.

By painting your front door, you instantly add personality to your house. It's a super easy way to give your house a facelift and boost your curb appeal. When choosing a color for your front door, think about what kind of statement you want to make. Here are some of our favorite hues to use on doors, and a bit about what they mean.


Red is a classic color for a front door. In many cultures, a red door is a way to tell visitors that they are entering a welcoming space. From a design standpoint, it's bold and a bit gutsy, and looks great alongside just about any other color. Go with a bright glossy red to really make things pop, while a deeper red creates a richness.


Come on, you know you can't look at a yellow door without smiling. It's so cheerful and sunny, everyone who sees it will immediately feel welcome. It's perfect in the summer, since it helps to highlight the pretty hues of your garden flowers. Once winter hits, it's a perfect way to bring some brightness to a cold and dreary day.

Deep Blue

If you went with a lighter neutral tone for your exterior paint color, a deep blue door is a wonderful option. It adds a cool tone to your outdoor space, and works well to balance out brighter colors too. It's a particularly great choice for buildings with natural stone or light wood finishes.


If most bright colors are too intense for you, give green a try. This cool and calming tone works well with lighter colors, bringing them to life. It's especially great for homes in desert climates or yards without grass, bringing some brightness to a sparse landscape.


If you love the brightness of red, but want something a bit different, orange is a great choice. It offers that great pop, while also being totally unexpected. For an extra bold statement, choose a bright pumpkin tone, and for a warmer feel, a deeper spicy orange is perfect.


If white is too boring, but extra bold hues are still too much for you, consider gray. Look for a tone that has hints of brighter colors in the base, like lavender or blue. It's a perfect way to keep things on the neutral side, while still adding some excitement to the overall look of your home.


We don't all have the luxury of living at the beach, but there's no reason you can't still get that beachy feeling wherever you live. It instantly creates a calm and relaxed atmosphere, which is very welcoming for guests. If you love the feeling of summer all year long, this is the color for your front door.


If you want to go for a truly unique look, give purple a try. For a luxurious and more moody feel, try a rich dark purple on your door. However, if you want a look that pops and makes your door stand out, a bright purple is a fabulous option. It also helps to highlight your flowers in the garden during the spring and summer, while keeping things from feeling too dull in fall and winter.

blue window shutters

If you're looking for a way to add even more color to your home, you can also look at painting other accent features on your home, like your garage door, shutters, or window frames. There are a couple of ways you can approach this. The first is to paint all your accent areas in the same color, to create a more uniform look. Depending on the style of your home and the color you've chosen for your front door, this style can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it's a really bright color. The other method is to go with the boldest color on your front door and choose lighter coordinating colors for the garage door and other accents. This still allows you to highlight all these features on your home but creates a more subtle and relaxed look.

grey garage door

Think about which color appeals to you the most, and get ready to instantly update the look of your home. You'll be amazed at what a huge difference this little change can make.

  • Exterior Painting