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Front Door Paint Colors
By Modern Masters®

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!

Modern Masters Front Door Paint Colors  as shared on Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More.com

Front Door Paint Colors

Modern Masters Front Door Paint Color Chart
Modern Masters® front door color chart
Note: Computer screen and printer color may be different than actual paint colors.

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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

blue front door painted with Modern Masters
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

Arts and crafts colors

Colonial - earthy tones and snappy distinctive colors

Colonial colors

Cottage - dreamy and creamy pastel palette

Cottage colors

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.



Overall Effect

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.

Before and after painting of front door from grey to blue

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.

painting front door with  Modern Masters Front Door 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!).

painting front door rails with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

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.

painted front door in green using Modern Masters Front Door Paint
Do you like this color? It's called Fortunate.
Want to see another front door painted in the same color?

Modern Masters® developed a downloadable step-by-step guide to painting your door.

how to paint door guide by Modern Masters


Where to Get Modern Masters® Front Door Paint

modern masters paint display Modern Masters® Front Door Paint is available on Amazon and in select stores at Lowes and Ace Hardware.

Meet Modern Masters®

Modern Masters logo Modern Masters® has a broad paint collection from metallic paint colors to Venetian Plaster, ShimmerStone, Decorative Painters products, and Theme Paint™.

For more information about these front door paint colors or to get their step by step painting guide, visit Modern Masters®.



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