At Clare, we’re all about busting out of the beige box and embracing your brightest, boldest self. And, thanks to our new Exterior Paints, you can bring your colorful personality to the great outdoors. Looking for a place to start? Painting your front door offers an instant boost of curb appeal. Not only is a fresh front door color a relatively easy entrypoint to painting your exterior—in fact, you can even do it yourself—but it’s also a great opportunity to experiment with a fun pop of color.
But, with so many awesome front door colors to choose from, finding the right option to match your home and style can feel a tad overwhelming. To kick-start some inspiration, we’re sharing five front door paint color ideas that are poised to make an excellent first impression.
Go For The Green
Did you know that green is the ultimate neutral for outdoor spaces? A verdant front door color will complement your property’s lush landscaping, but will still pop against the rest of your home’s exterior. If you want to take a cue from nature, try a mossy green hue like Daily Greens, or for a richer, moodier touch, our best-seller Current Mood will offer just the right amount of drama. (Pro tip: Pair it with greige siding for the ultimate “wow” factor.) If you want to explore the lighter end of the color spectrum, softer shades like Dirty Martini and Extra Virgin will look awesome on homes with darker siding.
Back to Black
Forget what the Force told you: The dark side has plenty of perks. Not only does a black front door offer plenty of contrast — especially when paired with crisp white siding — but it’s actually been proven to increase your home’s value. If you want to dial down the intensity, Blackish is the perfect off-black that’s bold enough to make a statement. True to its name, Blackest, our darkest shade of black is another great choice that will be a total compliment magnet.
Bold, Beautiful Blue
Simply put, we can’t get enough of blue. Available in a variety of tones — from a mystical indigo like Blue’d Up to a breezy medium blue like Summer Friday — the color is often associated with feelings of relaxation and calmness. (Translation: A blue front door color will give your home some serious zen vibes from the moment you step inside.) Oh, and did we mention that blue will complement the bright, beautiful sky above? Consider us sold.
Pop of Pink
Admittedly, pink may not be the first color you think to paint your entire house — but that’s exactly why it makes an excellent color for your front door. It’s fresh, it’s fun, and it’s available in a bunch of nuanced shades. A saturated, punchy pink like Rosé Season will give your exterior a smile-inducing touch, plus it’ll look nice with a range of complimentary colors. If you want to crank up the saturation, Pink Sky will look especially idyllic against a gorgeous sunset.
Calling all minimalists: A neutral door is an excellent, easy way to offset a white house. As a warm mix of beige and gray, Flatiron will provide some depth to your pared-back palette. If you want to lean into those cooler tones, give Motor City a try. The medium gray has greenish undertones, making this power color both modern and magnificent.
Ready to find the perfect front door paint color? Explore our designer-curated palette here.