Best front door paint colours: inspirational looks for your home
A lick of paint on the front door will instantly transform the look of your home, as well as being a great opportunity to express your personality through colour
Whether your entryway is looking a bit tired or you're ready for colourful change, painting your front door can give your home's facade a new lease of life. From bright yellows to neutral tones, here are a few of our favourite colours to paint your front door.
Best front door paint colours
Celestial Blue, Little Greene
‘Soft greens and blues work beautifully with red-brick properties. This delicate hue is one of the oldest colours on our colourcard, originating from 1807’ says Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director at Little Greene.
Stony Ground, Farrow & Ball
‘Your front door is a perfect introduction to what lies beyond. Consider a palette that has empathy with the architecture – sampling is key to get the right tone’ says Patrick O’Donnell, Brand Ambassador at Farrow & Ball.
Find out whether we included Stony Ground in our round-up of the best Farrow & Ball paint colours.
If you're a Farrow & Ball fan, read our list of the best Farrow & Ball wallpapers.
Tilton, Annie Sloan's Chalk Paints
‘I find that people often pick colours for their front door that they wouldn’t pick for inside their home – they’re a bit braver and I love that! Bright yellow is a very popular colour for a front door. Bright pink and turquoise are great also. Your front door is the first thing your guests will see, so why not be bold and expressive’ says Annie Sloan, Colour and Paint Expert and creator of Chalk Paint.
Find out whether we included Tilton in our list of the best Chalk Paint colours.
Arts Club, Mylands
‘Using colour on front doors makes a great first impression. I recommend using a gloss finish for a front door, as it looks smart and is very hardwearing’ says CEO Dominic Myland.
Major Tom, Fenwick & Tilbrook
‘Palladio London shared this image of a gorgeous door for a red-brick Victorian property. They chose Major Tom – a deep teal – and it absolutely works’ says Anna Hill, Brand Director at Fenwick & Tilbrook.
Find out how to decorate with teal here.
RAL 6035, Autentico
‘We helped Victoria (@sprout.surrey) colour-match a vintage Vespa scooter to paint her original 1930s door. The colour ties in with her beautiful garden’ says Layla Twizell, Colour Expert at Autentico.
Lavender Quartz, Dulux
Acoording to the experts at Dulux, ‘shades such as Lavender Quartz, Fresh Sage and Vast Lake are perfect for period properties, helping your door to stand out without looking too bold.’
Planning a restoration project? Find out what we chose as the best Dulux Heritage paint colours.
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