Front door paint colors should make a statement, reflect your personality, and of course, add charm and character to your home.
Not all paint is the same and Mary and I believe we've found what might be a great way to go.
It's front door paint from Modern Masters®.
Modern Masters® has created some lovely door paint colors and the names they gave them are fun, too!
Paint names like happy, hopeful, elegant, mysterious and playful. Fun!
Front Door Paint Colors
Modern Masters® front door color chart
Note: Computer screen and printer color may be different than actual paint colors.
This video shows how easy it is use Modern Masters® front door paint colors - and how nice the door looks when it's done.
Front Door Paint Color Selection Tips
This homeowner chose the Modern Masters® color Serene (275274) for their front door paint color
Architecture Style of Your Home
Believe it or not, specific colors and/or hues are associated with different types of residential architecture (sample colors below;
see the full list).
Depending on the architectural style of your home, you may want to consider your overall paint scheme and incorporate one of
Modern Masters® Front Door Colors that fall within that scheme.
Arts and Crafts - rich tones combined with neutrals
Colonial - earthy tones and snappy distinctive colors
Cottage - dreamy and creamy pastel palette
Existing House / Trim Colors
Consider your existing house and trim colors when selecting a paint color for your front door.
You may fall in love with a color for your front door but make sure it does not clash with your existing color scheme.
Using a color wheel may help if you have trouble associating the right colors.
Decide what effect you are trying to achieve by painting your front door.
Warm colors like yellow, orange, and red inspire whereas passive colors like blue, green, or purple tend to be more calming.
Go bold! Don't be afraid to choose a bold color.
Your front door should speak to your personality and give a hint as to who lives inside!
Who doesn't notice a beautiful and colorful front door - it can add immense curb appeal.
How to Paint Your Door
Choosing an awesome front door paint color is the first step.
Giving your front door professional looking appeal is what you hope to achieve when painting your front door.
Applying the Paint
After you choose your color (the really fun part!), test your door to see if it was painted with latex or oil paint.
To do so, apply a little rubbing alcohol with a rag to a portion of your door.
If the paint comes off it was painted with latex paint.
If not, then it was painted with an oil-based paint and you will need to apply a bonding primer first.
Not to worry, a bonding primer sticks to the oil based paint and will also adhere to the front door paint.
You can find a bonding primer at hardware stores and home improvement stores.
Dave's Note: Don't take a short cut and paint latex over oil-based paint.
Although it might look great at first, the latex will peel right off.
When painting, please remember that preparation is key!
To paint an exterior door, tape off handles, hinges, glass and anything else you want to keep free of paint (like the doorbell!).
Keep an eye on the weather.
Plan painting on a nice day with little to no wind as your door will be open during the painting and drying stage.
Plan to begin painting in the earlier portion of the morning.