In honor of Mother’s Day, I have a very special post that some of you have been wanting me to write for quite some time.
It’s about the best front door paint colors
Yes, yes… Calm down. ;]
So, let’s jump in to discuss what I think are the best exterior door colors or at least some of my favorites. And I’m going to begin with a color that you don’t see a lot of in a front door.
For some reason, this image did not want to download, but I finally got it to work. It is a new home in New Orleans built by Scheffy Construction. I found them on instagram.
It was also brought to my attention that the developer is Highland Homes. There are lots of gorgeous images of their homes in suburban New Orleans.
I read that the house and door color is Sherwin Williams Pure White and the shutters are Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
Can I have the house, please? I wouldn’t change a thing.
This is another gorgeous home by Scheffy construction. It looks like there are three front doors. Love the pale colors and the transoms over the doors.
Image from Jefferson Door on instagram. A pale whisper of a color on the front door. Looks great with the brick.
This isn’t a door obviously, but I adore this porch and windows by Jefferson Door.
Photo by Vintage Owl Photography on instagram. Fabulous old home in the UK with a chalky white front door paint color.
I adore these white and very pale front doors!
Bill Ingram’s fabulous cottage. They are saying that the door color is Copley Gray and I suppose it’s possible since the sun is so bright, but Copley Gray is much darker than this. (see below). But anyway, this tone on tone is so lovely.
A Black door is an enduring classic and definitely one of the best front door paint colors.
Architect Tim Barber’s wonderful home painted in Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. That is one of the Laurel Home Paint Collection 12 shades of white paint.
A classic beauty with a shiny classic black door in Charleston, SC.
Fine Paints of Europe makes a rich, black, glossy paint that’s gorgeous on exterior doors.
Another beautiful black door taken by rjacksonbonn on instagram.
Love the leaded glass sidelights.
By the way, typically the sidelights (narrow windows flanking the door) are not painted the same color as the door.
But if the door is mostly glass then it makes sense to paint them the same.
That’s another very popular color and for good reason. It just wakes everything up like when I put on red lipstick. Same thing.
The classic red door on a white house with black shutters. This one could very well be a wonderful red by Benjamin Moore, Heritage Red. This is another beauty in Charleston, SC
This is one of my favorite door styles. I don’t know if it has a name but it reminds me of the door by Metrie from their Then and Now Collection. You can see examples of this by clicking here.
Another classic center hall colonial in Maine, but this time with dark green shutters that look to be Benjamin Moore Essex Green, a very dark, almost black-green. But outside, it’s obviously green. Amazing colors with the orange trees!
Love this red-orange door that looks a lot like Racing Orange red. Another fabulous color in the Laurel Home Curated Collection of 144 beautiful Benjamin Moore colors.
One last PJ Havel image. Fabulous colors, once again! And this time and orange-y stained wood door!
I thought that this one was interesting because the color scheme is very close to the one above it, but in different places, of course. Love all of the details too, but I’m curious why one window frame is black and one is white.
I think that this bright Marigold orange-yellow is quite interesting with the old soot-laden brick.
Wonder how she came up with that name. haha.
Yellow doors are one that I don’t think I would ever do, but always makes me feel good when I see one. And actually, I DO have a yellow living room and also we discussed yellow here and it really is an awesome color!
Another yellow stunner taken by Loi Thai of Tone on Tone but he’s become HUGE on instagram too.
And if you want a color that goes with everything, then some shade of green should work for most house colors.
Beautiful family home in Cali with a green door as cool as the succulents outside it.
Jillian Attaway on instagram – beautiful turquoise door and again in Charleston
I love the pale house with pale shutters. You rarely see that around here. Make that never.
Elegant cream home with a door and sidelights painted Benjamin Moore Yorktown Green hc-133
Here’s an instance that I was referring to earlier where I think it’s appropriate for the sidelights to be painted the same as the glass front door.
Here they painted everything that’s wood, one color which is Farrow and Ball Green Smoke.
Another beauty from the Charleston, SC historic district – via Designed For Grace on instagram
Alexandrab13 on instagram – beautiful rich blue front door paint color in London
I’m often asked about the interior side of the front door. Can you bring the outside color in? Yes! You can, but you don’t have to. It depends what else is going on.
But the important thing which I probably should’ve said about 28 images ago is that the outside color MUST relate to the inside color(s).
This has to be the most photographed door and house in all of Charleston. Maybe anywhere! And for good reason, it’s an unbeatable combo of classic Georgian styling and proportions and the most lovely warm pink verging on coral in some images.
It reminds me of Salmon Peach which is one of the Benjamin Moore colors in my curated collection I’ve been mentioning ad nauseam.
This is pretty pink and that means that it must be London.
Well, that was a bit of a marathon. But they’re all so beautiful, it was difficult to cut any of them out.
Would someone please bring me breakfast in bed at about 10:00 AM tomorrow? I don’t like eggs, but anything else is fine and a LOT of good hot coffee, but no Starbucks please.
***OH! News! I have to tell you that I am going to be interviewed on an instagram live this Monday the 14th at noon – Eastern time. It is at Laurie Laizure’s Interior Design Community. I am the second one to be interviewed. Last week it was the beautiful and talented Natalie Redell.
So, if you’re interested, I am going to be interviewed by Mark McDonough of Tastefully Inspired who is a helluva nice guy. We’re going to discuss BLOGGING and how I got from point zero to where I am now.
Head crashing into my keyboard. haha But no, it’s more about anyone who’s interested in learning how to get more out of your website.
PS: Don’t forget to check out the hot sales. There are some wonderful ones going on this Mother’s Day weekend, plus, I’ve featured lots of fab items, all on sale.