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The Best Front Door Paint Colors for Max Curb Appeal

One of the fastest and cheapest ways to up your curb appeal is to paint your front door. Want to really make an impression? Opt for a fresh, fabulous color—even or especially on traditional or neutral homes.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Captivating Coral

This bright, happy blend of pink and orange enjoyed its peak of popularity in the mid-century 1900s, but is making a strong comeback, perhaps because of its versatility. It pairs as nicely with neutrals, such as chocolate brown, tan, charcoal and white, as it does with less traditional home exterior colors, such as cobalt, yellow and turquoise.

And no, if you paint your front door a fun coral, you don’t have to paint your shutters to match. Need color inspiration? Try Behr’s Flamingo Dream for a bold, fresh take.

Narrow down a rainbow of color choices with these helpful tips.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Not-So-Mellow Yellow

Yellow is the color of optimism and outgoing natures—everything you’d associate with the word “sunny.” Because of its inherent happiness, it feels fresh, friendly and carefree—a welcome sight on cloudy days in particular. A yellow front door is welcoming and truly ups your curb appeal. Get happy with Behr’s Hawaiian Pineapple.

Here’s everything you need to know to successfully paint your doors.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Really Red

Vibrant red is a classic choice for a front doors around the world, chiefly because it’s historically been considered a sign of welcome or safety. Choosing a glossy true red, such as Behr’s Flirt Alert in semi-gloss, will make neutrals and traditional design elements really pop.

Be prepared to repaint this door every year or two, especially if it gets blasted with direct sunlight, to maintain its pow factor.

Save time and energy by using these tips to test your paint color out right.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Bold Blue

Navy is never wrong. But, if you really want to make a splash, consider bolder blue hues: indigo, cobalt, turquoise or French artist Yves Klein’s signature ultramarine. A universally pleasing color, it’s both energizing and calming. And, like a good pair of jeans, it goes with everything. Make your mark with Behr’s Dark Cobalt.

Set the tone with your front door and follow up with a perfectly appointed interior.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Outstanding Orange

Nothing rhymes with orange, and perhaps design-wise that’s traditionally been the thought, too. But, orange is also the chosen color of French luxury fashion house Hermés and champagne’s design darling Veuve Cliquot. With all of that designer love, it’s no wonder that orange can make a major impression from the curb. It’s bold and beautiful! Behr’s Tart Orange hits the target.

Thinking of updating your entire exterior color scheme? Here are some solid suggestions.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Potent Purple

Historically, purple has been considered the color of royalty, so it’s no surprise that purple feels luxe. Purple, from lavender to violet to raisin, is also surprisingly versatile, playing well on Victorians and Painted Ladies to Craftsman and mid-century homes. Behr’s Deep Violet is one such pick.

Vibrant colors need a good primer. Check out how to choose and use primers effectively.

Check out our favorite garage door paint ideas.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Charming Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a natural fit for vibrant, geometric mid-century homes and as a foil against equally intense, deep hues. But—surprise!—it also looks perfectly in place against more traditional architecture and neutral colors, such as a cool white or a dove gray. Pair Behr’s Anime with white or indigo to really deliver a color punch.

Don’t miss other exterior color combinations that pop for inspiration.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Not-Basic Black

Black is always the new black. Elegant and bold, it provides a bookend to a brighter exterior color, particularly when paired with black shutters. It can also act like a tuxedo by dressing up a variety of neutral materials on your home’s exterior. Feng shui practice notes that black provides a protective shield—a perfect choice to create a feeling of safety and security in your sanctuary. We like Behr’s Totally Black.

You’ll want a hardy paint to stand up to the elements. Read these pro tips to pick the right outdoor paint.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Think Pink

No longer just the domain of baby nurseries, pink—from blush to peony—has finally started to be taken seriously. A fresh and sophisticated color choice, pink is inviting and cheerful, and a brightening best friend to white, gray, navy and brown.

Avoid the sugary princess look with a sandy pink—such as Behr’s Positively Pink.

Upping your curb appeal to sell? Don’t put the paintbrush down yet. These tips will help for your interior, too.

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Front Door Paint Ideas: Gorgeous Green

Forest, hunter, British racing, emerald: Dark greens are hot, hot, hot. While dark greens have been employed successfully for traditional interiors for more than two centuries, this color is also starting to appear on less-traditional home design palettes. But don’t worry, should you choose a deep green, it still looks stylish long after the trendiness has passed.

Get a taste of the country right in the city with Hidden Forest by Behr.

Once you have your exterior spiffed up, here are a few quick tips for freshening up your interior.

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