Go Bold with Front Door Accent Colors – Ask a Behr Color Expert

This is an image of a home exterior painted in Classic Silver. The main focus is the accent door painted in Royal Gold M280-4. The home has surrounding greenery with different plants.
Front Door Color – Royal Gold M280-4

An inquiry came in from a reader named James, who is in search of some some exterior door paint colors to accent the exterior color of his home. Front doors can be  vibrant and playful, being the perfect exterior accent choice when it comes to color that will stand out for trendy curb appeal.

Hello Color Experts! I just got done painting my house in Classic Silver PPU18-11 and trim is Palais White GR-W18. I am in search of a couple ideas to paint my front door that will serve as an accent. I do not want it to be your average brown color. Please advise!

To James and others who are interested in bold accent color suggestions for your front door, you’ve come to the right place!

Vibrant exterior door colors can make a bold statement, convey a sense of playfulness, enhance curb appeal (or all of the above). Looking for a good place to start? We’ve got some exterior door paint colors that can serve as the perfect accent to your home.

A front door can be vibrant and playful with the perfect exterior accent choice when it comes to color that will stand out for trendy curb appeal.

In general, grays are super versatile and pair beautifully with just about any other color, from muted neutrals to rich jewel tones to vivid brights. When considering your color palette visually pleasing “vibrant” exterior door color is the result of how a given color works in combination with your home’s exterior, not against it.

Accent colors are the 10% in the timeless 60-30-10 color rule. While serving as only 10% of your overall color scheme, the complementary contrast inherent in this 10% is why we often refer to accents as “pops of color.”

That said, here are three eye-catching exterior paint colors to stretch your imagination a bit when it’s time to get that front door painted!

Royal Gold adds a rich, neutral color to your entrance. It’s a great color that will warm you up on cold winter days and invite you to cool off inside on a hot summer day.

Caribe is a deep blue that adds welcoming sophistication to your home. This gem toned color paint is the perfect backdrop to watch the sun’s shadows dance across your front door throughout the day.

Spiced Wine is a deep crimson red that adds a lush tone to your home. This cozy front door paint color adds a charming pop of color against a gray home.

For more color ideas for a front door, click here.

Colorfully yours,

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Comments (16)

  • Anita says...

    Hello there. I would like to paint my front door an accent colour, preferrably a yellow. Our house is currently a match to Behr Silver Strand, and we have white Victorian-style trim. Are there any shades that you might recommend? I’m open to other colour options, as well; it doesn’t have to be yellow.
    Thank you!

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Anita,
      Thank you for visiting our blog!
      Gold is always a perfect choice to pair with a gray tone. Please take a look at Inheritance M280-5, Royal Gold M280-4, Beehive M270-5 or Pyramid Gold PPU6-04.
      Due to differences in monitors and technical factors, the colors here cannot be represented with
      their true qualities. These color samples should only be considered a guide. Please refer to actual swatches for true color. We strongly recommend beginning with an 8 oz. sample container of the color you choose and apply it to a small area on your wall to ensure your satisfaction with the color choice. It is always a good idea to see how the light and ambient conditions affect the color at different points in the day.
      Colorfully Yours,

  • Cary Calzadilla says...

    Hello! I would like to paint my inside doors another color other than white. My walls are gray and the trim is white. I have seen black/grey being used. What other colors that are not as dark would go well?

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Cary, thank you for visiting our blog.
      Black is a great color being used for door interiors.
      You can also do a dark navy or blue tone such as
      Blueprint S470-5, English Channel PPU14-19, NYPD N480-6 or Midnight Blue N480-7.

      Colorfully Yours,

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