16 Front Door Colors and How To Complete the Look

February 18, 2022 4 min read

16 Front Door Colors and How To Complete the Look

By Shannon Kaye, Color Marketing Manager

 

Front doors come in traditional colors like red, black, stained wood. You've probably seen some blue, green, and gray front doors too, yes? You may even be noticing some brighter colors popping up around the neighborhood these days.

So, what color 'should' your front door be? Are there any rules for front door colors?     Nope. Not really.

It just has to look great with your house and make you feel happy when you come home.

Here are 16 door colors that could be perfect for you along with some exterior color palette tips to help you bring it all together.

Kelly-Moore Apollo Landing KMW50 popular off white  Kelly-Moore Black Oak KMA89, a popular off black   Kelly-Moore Ginger Peach, MK4426, a modern terracotta red

If you go with a classic red door, you can still keep it fresh. Look for a modern earthy red, and paint the door and door trim the same color. For white houses, consider only using black for the windows or shutters. It's a softer look that also feels bigger and brighter.

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Kelly-Moore Paints Sweet 16: One front door with 16 color ideas

Kelly-Moore Hammered Pewter HLS4263, a warm trend brown from our Historic collection   Kelly-Moore Snow Globe HLS4304 a popular off white from our Historic collection   Kelly-Moore Heirloom Tomato KMA47, a popular deep red

For darker houses, a deep lipstick red door can be amazing with lower contrast  between the body and trim. Look for muted off-white trim color vs. stark white. Lower contrast in this case will feel more rich and sophisticated. 

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Kelly-Moore Sixteen Front Door colors for a classic house

Kelly-Moore Gulf Wind KM4871 is a light pastel gray blue color   Kelly-Moore Whipped Cream KMW48 is a creamy warm popular white   Kelly-Moore Sun God KM5183, a bright popular trend yellow

Light gray blue exteriors are surprisingly versatile for front door colors. So have some fun!

Yellow doors like this have been popular for a few years now and show no signs of going away just yet.

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Kelly-Moore One Front Door with 16 Color Ideas

Kelly-Moore Gulf Wind KM4871 is a light gray blue house color   Kelly-Moore Whipped Cream KMW48 is a warm cream off white   Kelly-Moore Rich Georgian Clay is a poppy floral peach orange

Here's the same house with a stunning poppy color for the front door.

Spoiler alert: I don't want to sway you too much, but this is the scheme you just might see on my house when we finally get it painted- sshhh

 

 whiteKelly-Moore blogpost Sweet 16 Series with Front door colors you'll love

Kelly-Moore Gulf Wind is featured in our latest blog 16 Beautiful Colors for One Front Door   Kelly-Moore features popular cream off whites like KMW50 Apollo Landing in Sweet 16 series about front doors   Kelly-Moore Yin Mist KM4897 is a classic cool black that's perfect for front doors

You can even use classic black with this scheme! I love how this moody black brings out the blue in the house color. Finding the right color is less about 'matching' and more about discovering a combination that gives you the best feeling.

 

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Kelly-Moore Historic color Gettysburg Gray is a popular warm gray greige   Kelly-Moore Alhambra Cream is a warm yellow off white from the Historic Collection   Kelly-Moore Whistler Rose HLS4274 is a dusty flower pink from our Historic Collection

 

Pretty pinks have always had a place in our homes. In nearly every decade we find rosy colors on everything from wallpaper, carpeting, tiles, and formica to tubs and even toilets!

Soft blushy hues for front doors are trending hard right now! I love it, it's nice to see this color become less about gender and more about optimism and joy.

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Kelly-Moore blogpost: One Door with Sixteen 16 Color Ideas

Kelly-Moore Greybeard KM4940 is a warm gray greige color with a soft green undertone- perfect for today's color trends   Kelly-Moore Pearly White KMW44 is a popular warm white   Kelly-Moore Native Berry KM5456 is a bright poppy pink color for today's popular color trends

And since we're expressing ourselves more these days, don't be afraid to take your pink door to the next level. With warm neutral houses, the front door is your opportunity to stand out in the crowd. I mean, hello!

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Kelly-Moore Paints blogpost Sixteen 16 Color Ideas for One Front Door

Kelly-Moore Paints Sixteen 16 Colors for One Front Door   Kelly-Moore blogpost Sixteen 16 Color Ideas for One Front Door  Kelly-Moore blogpost features 16 Front Door colors including Prickly Pear KM5106

 It's okay too if you don't feel like shouting. Here's the same house color with a friendly green door. The look is polished but quiet and looks lovely with the landscaping.

 

 white Oceano KM5206 is featured in Kelly-Moore Front door Color Ideas post by Shannon Kaye

Greybeard KM4940 is a popular warm greige neutral exterior house color featured in Kelly-Moore blog post 16 Color Ideas for 1 front door by Shannon Kaye   Kelly-Moore popular off white for exterior trim   Popular color trend for front doors Kelly-Moore Paints Oceano KM5026

Here's the same house color yet again, this time with a sweet aqua blue door. It makes the siding feel a bit deeper and the whole look is both cheerful and relaxing.

 

 Kelly-Moore blogpost Sixteen Color Ideas for One Front Door

 Kelly-Moore Historic collection warm offwhite Snow Globe HLS4203   Kelly-Moore Historic collection color Graceland Grace HLS4235 is a popular color trend, deep olive green

I'm sure you've seen the wedding cake trend (houses painted all white) by now.

It's fun, it's cool, but I'm so glad the trend is going to a creamier, more buttery white.

Front doors for white houses need to feel confident and sophisticated. Choose something that's a touch muted and feels luxurious.

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Kelly-Moore's Front Door blogpost by Shannon Kaye features Ritzy HLS424, a popular trending mango color for the front door

 

Try Kelly-Moore historic color Hammered Pewter HLS4263 for a traditional house   Kelly-Moore shares popular white color trends in this Front Door blogpost by Shannon Kaye

Kelly-Moore Wooster Smoke HLS4208   Ritzy HLS4242 is a color trend for front doors as featured in this Kelly-Moore blogpost by Shannon Kaye

To soften the chunky look of a dark porch or heavy columns, lower the contrast for the entire area with a lighter color for the walls and ceiling. Then choose a great door color because this will be your feature moment.

Trend alert! This honey mango color is on the rise for both interior and exterior! Look for ways to incorporate it that make you feel hip and happy!

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From THE Historic COLOR SET fandeck, Kelly-Moore Paints features 16 Popular Front Door Color Trend Ideas

Ruskin Blue HLS4270 is a popular home color trend from Kelly-Moore Paints historic collection and THE Historic COLOR SET   Charcoal Mercer HLS4292 is a warm neutral greige from Kelly-Moore Paints historic collection and THE Historic COLOR SET

Kelly-Moore Paints Pearly White KMW44   Kelly-Moore Paints most popular best selling black paint color featured in a post by Shannon Kaye 16 Color Ideas for 1 Front Door

Even traditional doors stands out in the most lovely way with a softer background color for the porch.

Note to self: this is our most popular black paint ever- Carbon!

 

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Kelly-Moore blog 16 Popular Color Trend Front Door Schemes by Shannon Kaye

 

Kelly-Moore Apollo Landing KMW50 is a popular color trend white featured in this front door blogpost by Shannon Kaye   Gettysburg Grey HLS4262 is a popular color trend warm greige featured in Kelly-Moore's Front Door blogpost by Shannon Kaye   Color Trend 2022 is Ashton Blue KM4980 a bright blue front door featured in Kelly-Moore blog

Here's another way to do the same thing. Use the trim color for the entire porch (walls, ceiling, trim) and make sure it's a hue that looks amazing with your front door. 

Trend alert #2! Bright reddish blues are still popular. Notice this hyper optimistic color on everything from cars to cabinets and well, front doors.

 

white Kelly-Moore blog post by Shannon Kaye 16 Color Ideas for 1 Front Door

 

Slate Blue HLS4250 is an historic color in Kelly-Moore Paints THE Historic COLOR SET   Frank Lloyd White HLS4202 is an historic color in Kelly-Moore Paints THE Historic COLOR SET fandeck   Remington Rust HLS4267 is a popular rustic copper red from Kelly-Moore historic collection and THE Historic COLOR SET

This plan works for lighter and darker houses. It really opens up the space and shows off your front door. This Americana combo is modern again with this shift in color placement.

BTW: all of the colors on this red, white, and blue version are in THE Historic COLOR SET, our newest fandeck with 110 timeless colors- It's my favorite deck right now.

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Kelly-Moore blog post 16 Popular Color Trend Ideas for Your Front Door

Snow Globe HLS4304 is a popular warm offwhite in Kelly-Moore Paints historic collection and THE Historic COLOR SET fandeck   Gettysburg Gray HLS4262 is a popular warm greige color trend in Kelly-Moore Paints THE Historic COLOR SET   California Chamois HLS4205 is an historic color in Kelly-Moore Paints THE Historic COLOR SET fandeck

My favorite color placement for front doors (and interior doors too!) is to make them feel bigger and better by painting the door and trim the same color.

Big beautiful trim like this looks even better. But even small and plain trim feels broader and looks more attractive with this technique. I use it as often as possible.

 

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Yellow house featured in Kelly-Moore Paints blog post 16 Color Ideas for One Front Door by Shannon Kaye

Windham Cream HLS4236 is a popular yellow trend color in Kelly-Moore Paints THE Historic COLOR SET   Pearly White KMW44  is popular offwhite color trend for walls, trim, ceilings and exterior   Jitterbug HLS4211 is a popular aqua turquoise color in Kelly-Moore Paint historic collection and feature in blogpost 16 Color Ideas for 1 front door 

At the end of the day, coming home to a house that helps you reset begins with just a lovely front door.

Don't worry about what others say about it, and don't be afraid to try something a little unexpected. Colors that make you feel happy about your home will always be in style.

For more color inspiration check out our Color Schemes and Color Trends pages. And to try your bold ideas without a commitment, try our 8 1/2 x 11 COLOR Swatches in any of our 1,721 colors.

 



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