Painting the Front Door


Summer can be a good time for sprucing up the porch and painting the front door, but the dilemma usually is – what color?

Of course we know that any paint color we choose needs to compliment and blend well with the rest of our exterior, but many times that still leaves us with quite a few options.

Painting the front door - love the contrast of the black against the white and warm taupe sidingHUES TO TRY: Benjamin Moore Midnight Dream or SW Tricorn Black

And there are so many options, aren’t there?  Neutral, colorful, light, dark, subtle, bold…

ideas, tips and inspiration for painting the front door
sources:  1, 2, 3, 4

If painting the front door is on your current to-do list, and choosing a color has got you stumped, we’ve rounded up some resources that might help you.

Painting the front door - Deep, dark color leaning to the cooler side of red
HUE TO TRY:  Sherwin Williams 2802 Rookwood Red

Painting the front door – resources:

  1. 12 Best Paint Colors for Your Front Door
  2. Personalize Your Front Door with Paint
  3. How to Choose a Front Door Color
  4.  28 Inviting Colors to Paint Your Front Door
  5. Our Pinterest Board: “Doors, In and Out” 


When it comes to choosing a paint color for your front door, which are you most likely to choose?  Neutral or colorful?

, ,


  1. The Best Time To Choose A Paint Color | Schneiderman's {the blog} - June 7, 2016

    […] Paint Colors and Tips Paint Colors: Gray Painting a Color on the Ceiling Painting the Front Door […]

  2. Inspired by: Colorful Outdoor DIY Projects Using Paint | Schneiderman's {the blog} - June 7, 2016

    […] (We give more inspiration, tips and ideas on painting your front door here.) […]

  3. Spring Door Decor Inspiration + A DIY Succulent Wreath (3 Ways) | Schneiderman's {the blog} - March 24, 2016

    […] I had the wreath(s) hung I was reminded again that my front door paint color needs a refresh.  The color is Burnt Umber from Hirshfields (no, it’s not pink, even though some monitors […]


Sign up for our blog newsletter to see the latest design tips, decorating ideas, room inspiration, and more!

We promise not to share your information.