13 Favorite Front Door Colors

Landscape and garden designers open up about bold and beautiful front door colors for homes of all styles.

Changing up your front door is a great way to alter the entire look of your home and add a serious dose of curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to make a difference, but sometimes investing in a new door with special details is worth the splurge. See what designers and architects love about these stylish front doors.

Contemporary Cool

Bright Lime Front Door on Contemporary Home

Lime Front Door in Contemporary Home

Cool non-traditional choices for a front door are lime and turquoise, says garden designer Carmen Johnston of Nectar & Co. This contemporary home was designed by Koch Architects, based in Berkeley, Calif.

Photo by: Koch Architects

Koch Architects

Cool non-traditional choices for a front door are lime and turquoise, says garden designer Carmen Johnston. This contemporary home was designed by Koch Architects, based in Berkeley, Calif.

Teal Appeal

Teal Door with Windows on Front Porch

Teal Door with Windows on Front Porch

Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.

Photo by: The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design.

Better Red

Southwestern-Style Entry with Red Door

Red Front Doors in a Courtyard

A red front door is a vibrant choice, whether the home has a stucco or brick front. Photo by Belgard.

Photo by: Belgard

Belgard

A red front door is a vibrant choice, whether the home has a stucco or brick front.

Classic White and Brick

Brick Home With Gray Entry Door

White Door in Gray and Brick Exterior

A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.

Photo by: JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography

JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography

A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design.

Darken Your Door

Brick Home With Cream Colored Trim and Dark Gray Door

Brick Home with Curved Portico

If the house has a red brick exterior, a dark door works best, says landscape designer Danna Cain. Photo courtesy of Georgia Front Porch.

Photo by: Georgia Front Porch

Georgia Front Porch

If the house has a red brick exterior, a dark door works best, says landscape designer Danna Cain. Photo courtesy of Georgia Front Porch.

Slate Blue

Cape Cod-Style House With Shake Shingle Siding and a Blue Door

Shingled Cottage with Slate Porch

A home without shutters gives you more flexibility when selecting a front door color. Choosing a blue-based color can be an alternative to dark green, taupe or black, says landscape designer Danna Cain.

Photo by: Lisa Hill Campbell

Lisa Hill Campbell

A home without shutters gives you more flexibility when selecting a front door color. Choosing a blue-based paint color can be an alternative to dark green, taupe or black, says landscape designer Danna Cain.

Down With Brown

Wood Front Door With Glass Window and Wreath

Brown Door on Georgia Antebellum Home

A rich brown door with decorative details can present a nice contrast to a white wood exterior and fit with the home's historic look. This Madison, Ga., residence dates to 1820. Photo by Katy Roberts.

Photo by: Katy Roberts

Katy Roberts

A rich brown door with decorative details can present a nice contrast to a white wood exterior and fit with the home's historic look. This Madison, Ga., residence dates to 1820.

Door With a View

Wooden Front Door With Leaded Glass on Stucco Home

Brown Craftsman Door with Glass

A brown front door with leaded glass makes an entryway instantly noticeable, says Bruce Holliday with Landscape Plans Plus. Photo by Masonite.

Photo by: Masonite

Masonite

A brown front door with leaded glass makes an entryway instantly noticeable, says Bruce Holliday with Landscape Plans Plus.

Brown With Leaded Glass

Brown Front Door With Leaded Glass Window Set in Classic Portico

Brown Leaded Glass Door on Stone Home with Portico

A brown wood front door isn't lost in columned portico and contributes to this grand entryway. The leaded glass adds an upscale feature, says landscape designer Bruce Holliday. Photo by Masonite.

Photo by: Masonite

Masonite

A brown wood front door isn't lost in the columned portico and contributes to this grand entryway. The leaded glass adds an upscale feature, says landscape designer Bruce Holliday.

Traditional Pairing

Traditional Brick Home With White Portico and Red Front Door

Red Front Door on Brick Home

Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.

Photo by: Atlanta Deck and Fence

Atlanta Deck and Fence

Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.

Back in Black

Traditional Brick Home With Portico and Black Front Door

Black Front Door on Red Brick Home

The black front door gives a stately look to a red brick home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Shutters are painted in a matching color. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.

Photo by: JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography

JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography

The black-painted front door gives a stately look to a red brick home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Shutters are painted in a matching color.

High Contrast

Arched Wooden Doors in White Brick Entry

Brown Arched Glass Front Door on White Brick Home

For a traditional approach, a set of double glass doors stained brown gives a rich aesthetic to an entryway. Photo by Georgia Front Porch.

Photo by: Georgia Front Porch

Georgia Front Porch

For a traditional approach, a set of double glass doors stained brown gives a rich aesthetic to a white-brick entryway.

Red Door Welcome

Stucco Home With Red Front Door and Stone Porch

Red Door on Stucco Home with Stone Porch

A red door is an attractive way to welcome guests, such as in this two-story stucco home with a stone walkway, stairs and porch. Photo by Georgia Front Porch.

Photo by: Georgia Front Porch

Georgia Front Porch

A red door is an attractive way to welcome guests, such as in this two-story stucco home with a stone walkway, stairs and porch.

Next Up

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