Your front door is your home’s first impression before your guests even walk inside. Also, during the summer months, your porch is a place you’re more likely to spend visiting, hosting, relaxing, or even working. Therefore, the front door color can significantly impact how the front porch looks and feels. The right color can transform the space into an inviting, welcoming, and restful space. If you’re looking to paint your front door, below are some of the best colors to create a space that will impress your guests and where you’ll want to spend time.
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The best paint color is the color that will be cohesive with your home and the vegetation and botanicals surrounding your home. For example, the front door color should complement the home’s architectural elements, such as brick, stone, siding, and roof. It should also complement the surrounding trees, shrubbery, and flowers.
Lighting is another essential factor to consider when selecting a paint color. This is why it’s imperative to test paint colors before committing to a color. For example, south-facing porches are best with lighter paint colors.
A green door is a natural fit, as it will tie into the existing greenery in your landscaping. A soft green, such as Behr’s Back to Nature will add warmth to your porch while complementing your surrounding grass and trees.
Deep Blue or Navy Blue
A deep blue front door will make a statement and is a stylish, chic color that can act as a neutral. Deep blue looks stunning against lighter-hued architectural elements, such as painted white brick or light stone. Benjamin Moore’s Evening Dove has hints of navy, black, and charcoal and will help your front porch stand out. Navy blue is a tried-and-true classic shade that pairs well with a wide range of colors, including white, red, gray, light blue, and salmon. Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue can make a front porch feel traditional and current and always make your front porch stand out.
A creamy shade of off-white is a classic choice for a front door and will work well with nearly any exterior color scheme. Behr’s Swiss Coffee is an excellent warm yet neutral shade that can complete any exterior design.
A shade of soft gray works especially well if the rest of your home is a bolder color. Soft gray is versatile and neutral and pairs well with many other colors. Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray is an excellent choice for a front door color.
Pale blue is a common choice for front porch ceilings, particularly in the South, so why not try it on your front door? This particular shade of blue is referred to as haint blue and is meant to be applied to front porch ceilings. Some common haint blue colors include:
- Benjamin Moore Blue Allure
- Benjamin Moore Icy Moon Drops
- Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
- Farrow & Ball Blue Ground
- Farrow & Ball Borrowed Light
- Farrow & Ball Dix Blue
- Sherwin-Williams Atmospheric
- Sherwin-Williams Pool Blue
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