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The best front door colors have the ability to shift your mood. Walking up the stairs to your porch is like crossing the finish line after a long day. To get you across the threshold with extra pep in your step, you need a bold front door color for a boost. It's time to make your home the most memorable in the neighborhood for all the right reasons.
Painting your door is an affordable fix that will actually make your house sell for more money. While red is one of the most popular front door colors, the pigment that's actually worth your while is darker than you think. Zillow research found that a black door can help a home sell for an estimated $6,449 more. Bethany Adams, an interior designer based in Lousiville, Kentucky, says, "It's easy for potential home buyers to imagine their own potentially more colorful furnishings in rooms that are painted gray or another dark neutral."
Not moving? No problem! Commit to a cheerful yellow shade or keep things peaceful with a soft blue. Feel at one with nature with a leafy, evergreen door or fired up for the door with a statement-making red. Whatever you choose, your front door paint color sets the scene for the beauty to come within your home. Your guests' expectations about the space they're about to enter are based in large part on your door—it's their first and last impression! If you're looking for ways to give your home a quick refresh, keep scrolling to see designer examples and get inspiration from our extensive archives.
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The Front Door Inspo: Cinder Rose
Bold front door colors make your home stand out without breaking the bank, as seen on this porch designed by Studio Lifestyle. The sunset will look even sweeter when this pendant light highlights the color from golden hour into the night.
The Front Door Inspo: Coffee Date
Dallas-based interior designer Doniphan Moore transformed the 1976 vacation home that has been in his family for three generations into a reflection of his mother's fashionable taste. Once you open the dark chocolate door of this 4,706-square-foot getaway in Vero Beach, Florida, you'll find a contemporary and feminine oasis.
The Front Door Inspo: Frank Blue
You'll always find your way home in the bustling city with this berry blue door. It's a natural fit for standing out in a sea of Victorian brownstones, as Eliza Carter Harris's NYC home does here.
The Front Door Inspo: Barbie Dreamhouse Blue
This modern San Diego stunner designed by Kathleen McCormick speaks for itself. The concrete steps, Malibu Barbie blue door, and steel-and-glass facade need no further introduction.
The Front Door Inspo: Dark Steel Blue
Ray Booth reverses the typical black and white look with white trim and dark siding, giving this home a modern edge. The extra-wide blue door (e013-60 from Fine Paints of Europe) adds a splash of interest and contrast without making too bold a statement.
The Front Door Inspo: Sage
Philip Thomas chose a pale sage green color to adorn all the exterior trims of this cedar home. The specific shade perfectly reflects the foundation plantings. and landscape design.
THE Front Door Inspo: Light Gray-Green
A creamy neutral changes with the light for an always flattering facade at this home designed by Gil Schafer. Here, it appears to have pale sage undertones, perfect for a space with green accents and a historic feel.
The Front Door Inspo: Yellow Gold
A gray monochromatic color scheme, shown here on this charming seaside cottage designed by Juan Carretero, offers a soothing welcome to family and friends. The color contrasts beautifully with the lawn and hydrangeas. But a fun surprise greets you at the front door: Sunny yellow paint! Sherwin Williams Quilt Gold covers both the interior and exterior of the front door.
Front Door Inspo: Turquoise
Bella Mancini enlivened this front door as well as the screen door frame with a bold shade of turquoise, Benjamin Moore's Santa Clara. This color feels right at home with the cedar shake and hydrangeas but also sets the tone for what's ahead inside, design-wise.
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