What Colour Should You Paint Your Front Door?

If you want to make a great first impression with your home exterior, painting your front door is one of the best ways to do it. Your front door shouldn’t be an afterthought, and although choosing a colour for your front door can feel overwhelming it doesn’t have to be. If you feel like you need a change, but don’t know where to start, we’re letting you in on our best tips for choosing a colour to paint your front door. Don’t forget- all of our First Impression Doors can be painted in any of Gentek’s colours! Whether you want to keep it soft and subtle or make a bold statement, here are 4 colour palettes to consider when choosing a door colour.


  1. Go Subtle or Sleek with Greys

Greys are continuing to rise in popularity in the home decor world, both for interiors and exteriors alike. While shades of grey are very on trend, they will also stand the test of time, so you can be confident that your door colour will make you happy for years to come. Depending on your home style and the rest of your facade, you can opt for anything from a soft, light grey to a charcoal, slate grey and anything in between. Take a look at Gentek’s colours to find the perfect grey for you! A light ‘Dover Gray’ would be perfect if you want to keep things subtle, or a darker ‘Chesapeake Grey’ or ‘Graphite’ if you want something with a little more punch.


  1. Make a Statement with Dark Hues

Dark doors always make a striking statement. Shades like black, navy blue and burgundy are classic and traditional, offering a sense of sophistication to your home. If you want a more traditional finish, go for a high gloss, and if you want a softer tone, an eggshell finish will give you the look you want. Dark doors contrast nicely with lighter siding hues, and also look gorgeous among red, brown or grey brick.


  1. Blend In with Neutrals

While some homeowners want their front door to stand out, others prefer it to beautifully blend in with the rest of their home and its surroundings. In this case, neutrals like black, greys and greens are the way to go. While we’ve already touched on dark and grey hues, green shades such as sage are an awesome way to bring in a natural colour palette, allowing your door to blend beautifully with the greenery of your outdoor space. Try our ‘Meadow Fern’ or ‘Moonlit Moss’ for a gorgeous, neutral green.


  1. Go Bold and Bright with Colour

If you want your front door to really pop, opt for a bold, bright colour. Vibrant colours like teal, yellow and red create an eye-catching entrance for your home. Your front door is the one area where you can let your personality shine, so don’t be afraid to go bright and bold if that’s more your style.


Changing up your front door colour is one of the best ways to elevate your curb appeal. Take these tips into consideration when deciding on the perfect front door colour for you!