(Closed) Painting Your Front Door

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What color would you paint your front door? Don't forget to share why!
    Bright Red : (19 votes)
    18 %
    Brick Red : (18 votes)
    17 %
    Bright Blue : (9 votes)
    8 %
    Light Blue : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Hunter Green : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Sage Green : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Neon Green : (0 votes)
    Yellow : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Purple : (8 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose “other” because I would paint it a charcoal colour. Our neighbours did it and I’m SOOOO jealous. It looks FABULOUS. 

    Now I can’t, obviously, because it would totally look like I copied their fab taste. lol. 

    Post # 5
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Depends on the base color of the house as well as the roof,for me. I had a pink door at my last house with grey siding and white trim.

     This house was white with black shutters and roof, so I painted the front door a deep burgundy. Once we painted it (the whole house) in 2 shades of the same color (darker shade on shutters and trim), I glazed over the burgundy with a bronze color.

    Post # 6
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We recently painted our front door bright red.  It’s Heritage Red from Benjamin Moore.  our main house color is a slate gray with white trim.  it looks close to this picture (that’s not our house but the exact door color)

    Post # 7
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    A person in a neighborhood near mine has a sunny yellow door, and it looks amazing. That color never would have occured to me, but it looks surprisingly great. I don’t own a home yet, but if the style of my house worked with it, I would love to paint my door yellow.

    Post # 8
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    brown. it matches and looks good

    haha I just read what would you piant it… I actually like it brown.. but if I had the choice I might like a dark green.. matches the paint also.

    Post # 9
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ours is a brick red (my husband thought I was crazy when I suggested it) and we love it. I think it really depends on the colours of the rest of your house.


    You can kind of see it in this (obviously old) photo:

    Post # 10
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Meowkers:  I love this! I really need to paint my front door and this looks great!

    Post # 11
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Purple or Orange.

    Post # 12
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    Ours is white, which works really well with our brick front and white trim.  However, I have always dreamed of having a bright red door with grey paint, just like @Meowkers:  posted!!!  But with brick, the bright red would look kinda weird…

    Post # 13
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    One’s front door should “pop” so it is the central feature and be welcoming.  So yes taking into consideration what else is going on is VERY important.  Your front door colour should also coordinate well (not be jarring) to your interior decor as it does swing inwards.

    Over the years, I’ve had front doors in every primary colour, as well as White & Black (I like brights)

    Mr TTR and I are considering ordering a new front door for our house as part of a Renovation we are doing.  The most difficult part will be picking out a colour… the manufacturer paints the door at the factory with a special paint that offers UV protection (guaranteed not to fade) and also a coating so the paint won’t chip, crack, peel etc.  They will colour match anything we like…

    Honestly the tough thing is going to be picking the colour… I also find our brick (which is antiqued… to look like reclaimed brick) is difficult to work with colourwise.


    Post # 14
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i had a beige stone house and painted the front door black. 

    Post # 15
    36 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I actually have a can of paint that is destined for the front door, but I haven’t done it yet. Our house is pale yellow and our door is this awful mauve color. So we picked out a nice grey color that will look great! 

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