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Changing your front door colors can transform your exterior and bring curb appeal to your home. Here are the best front door colors that look amazing on modern front doors. So, we searched high and low and found some great trending painted front door ideas.

Modern Front Doors with paint color ideas like grey, blue, white, pink, red and black.

Not only are we about to show you modern front door ideas of beautiful different paint colors, but we're also about to give you a little meaning behind what specific front door color ideas say about you as a homeowner with a little taste of history.

You won't want to miss out on seeing these modern front doors.

Popular Front Door Colors

What color is your door right now?

Black? Brown? Blue? White?

These front doors will bring inspiration to you to change that color, so if you feel inspired after reading this post to paint your front door check out our How to Paint your Front Door without Removing it post.

And for all those who really love creative curb appeal check our DIY Exterior Dutch Door post for more inspiration.

Now let's get started looking at paint colors and making a greater first impression on your exterior.

Black Front Doors

Peony & Honey

Modern Front Doors by Peony And Honey with a black front door and a green boxwood wreath and a ribbon hanging from it

Two Hens Styling & Design

Modern Front Doors by Two Hens Styling And Design with a black front door with windows in and beside door on a white home and a metal P monogram letter

A black front door is said to be simple and elegant, and we agree. And black is on the list of favorite colors when it comes to front doors. Sometimes it's hard to pick what color you want your front door to be, and black is the perfect color to settle on because it is a neutral color that just about matches everything.

There's a lot of personalities that can be added by a wreath on a black front door or even with the decor that you add on your porch around it. For our first of many front door ideas add some Tricorn Black SW 6258 by Sherwin Williams for a try.

Sherwin William Tricorn Black SW 6258

Modern Front Doors Shermin William Tricorn Black

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Navy Blue Front Doors

Queen Wood Designs

Modern Front Doors by Queen Wood Designs with a navy blue front door with a grapevine wreath and  white vinyl address numbers and a wooden home sign

Navy blue front doors are super traditional. Those that choose blue for their doors usually have deep family roots.

A navy blue front door almost makes us want to change the color of our door just because we love our families so much.

Try this Sherwin Williams color called In the Navy SW 9178.  It may bring some tradition to your front door.

Sherwin Williams In The Navy SW 9178

Modern Front Doors Sherwin Williams In The Navy

For The Love Of Greige

Farrow & Ball Railings painted on a front door

This is a paint by Farrow & Ball called Railings and is a blue with soft black undertones in it.

A stunning color for a brick home.

Gray Front Doors

The Natalie Scott

Modern Front Doors The Natalie Scott

Debbie's House

Modern Front Doors by Debbie's House with a gray front door on a white house with a pair of planters with purple flowers

Gray is a color of compromise. Not too dark and not too light.

It still carries the elegance in addition to the cleanliness that white brings.

Gray is for sure a trending color for modern front doors.  Why not some Kitty Gray by Benjamin Moore on your front door.

Benjamin Moore Kitty Gray 1589

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Kitty Gray

Red Front Doors

The Morris Manor

Modern Front Doors by The Morris Manor with a red door on a white house with red vinyl letters that read "hello."

Ben J's House Renovation

Modern Front Doors by Ben J's House Renovation with a red door on a brick home

Red front door ideas have the most intriguing history.

In Scotland, homeowners would paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage.

In early American history, a red door signified that a home was welcoming. The red door was a way of communicating with tired travelers, traveling by horse and buggy, that this was a safe place to rest for the night and have a warm meal.

Now we're on the bandwagon to paint our door red like this Currant Red 1323 by Benjamin Moore. Decisions! Decisions!

Benjamin Moore Currant Red 1323

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Currant Red

Yellow Front Door Color

Yellow front door paint color on a grey siding home with a white storm door.

A yellow door says welcome. Picking a yellow front door color can be tricky but no worries in selecting this colored door because we have it all solved for you.

Isn't this door lovely? This door belongs to my niece and her beautiful home in Maine and it is my favorite of the bright colors.

If you are thinking yellow then try Spun Honey from Valspar paint. You can find Valspar paint in Lowes.

And did you know you can get this color in spray paint, paint pen, touch up bottle, pint, quart, and gallons? How cool would it be to paint your front door this color and then buy some spray paint and paint a pot or something else outside the exact same color?

This color looks good on white houses, grey, stucco, and brick. No matter where you live this yellow door would fit in nicely and welcome guests into your home with a smile.

Valspar 2008-2B Spun Honey

Valspar 2008-28 Spun Honey paint color for a modern front door

Pink Front Doors

Pink paint color on a modern front door.  Shaker style door in Loveable paint color by Sherwin Williams on a grey house with white trim.

Our first pink front door paint color is Sherwin William SW 6590 Loveable. Pink can be a tricky color to pick out which is why I wanted to bring you some great ideas.

My friend Alieta has a popular pink door on her Instagram @alietatreasurehunting where her door gets shared a lot because of those blush pink color tones.

Pink is a great combination with a grey home or a white home.

Sherwin Williams SW 6590 Loveable

Shining On Design

Modern Front Doors byShining On Design with a pink front door on a white home and an American flag hanging from a column

If you guessed that a pink front door gave off the feeling of romance, you were right!

Can you imagine a little girl growing up in a home with a pink door? She would feel like she was a princess and her home was her castle.  So for all those with a romantic heart try some Light Chiffon Pink 2000-60 by Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore Light Chiffon Pink 2000-60

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Light Chiffon Pink

White Front Doors

Happy Hound Family

Modern Front Doors by Happy Hound Family with a white from door on a brick home and a white and green hydrangea flower wreath

Are you a lover of clean lines and organization? A white door might just be what you should pick!

It again is one that can be easily accessorized or just left beautifully simple!  For the neat lovers try some Pure White 7005 by Sherwin Williams.

Michaels Mini Farmette

Modern Front Doors by Michaels Mini Farmette with a white door on a red house a white flower hanging planter and a hello welcome mat

Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Modern Front Doors Sherwin Williams Pure White

Light Green Front Doors

Sugar Print Fairy

Modern Front Doors by Sugar Print Fairy with a light green front door and a grapevine heart wreath and a wooden sign that reads "no riff raff"

C. 1895
Modern Front Doors C. 1895

These light green front door ideas are dreamy.

They are inviting any guest that would approach them. This color for sure fits in the modern front doors category especially this Paradise Hills Green 550 by Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore Paradise Hills Green 550

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Paradise Hills Green

Benjamin Moore Summer Basket Green 2040-40

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Summer Basket Green

My Faux Farmhouse

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog painted on a front door

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is one of the Paint Color of the Year.

This light green paint color pops on a white home.

Airbnb Vacation Rental

Valspar Frosty Grass painted on the front door

This sweet Airbnb home was a rental we recently visited in Ozark, Missouri just outside of Springfield.

The front door was painted Valspar Forsty Grass and when it comes to lovely front door colors, we thought this was for sure in the running.

Light Blue Front Doors

Hi Ya Papaya Mom

Modern Front Doors by HI Ya Papaya Mom with a light blue door with silver thin metal house numbers and a lemon welcome mat

When we saw this front door, it made us giggle!


Because it's the same color, Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore HC-143,  as our front door which you can see more of on our Small Front Porch Decor post!

It exudes a beachy relaxing state of mind or a cottage feel, and we LOVE it!  Just a look at this front door makes you want to unplug and enjoy life.

Modern Front Doors

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue HC-143

Modern Front Doors Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue

Nicolette's for the Home

Sherwin Williams Languid Blue painted on a front door

Languid Blue by Sherwin Williams is a light blue paint color with purple and gray undertones in it.

It looks beautiful framed in white and on this wood paneled home.

Blue Green Front Doors

Mama's Modern Farmhouse

Sherwin Williams Tempe Star painted on a front door

This blue green front door is Sherwin Williams Tempe Star.

It is classy on this white home with wood columns.

The Twin Tudor

Sherwin Williams Studio Blue Green painted on a front door

Sherwin Williams Studio Blue Green painted on the front door of a Tudor.

Also, how adorable is this little free library painted to match the home it belongs to!


Now that you have some paint color ideas you might be asking how do I choose a front door color.

How Do I Choose a Front Door Color?

Typically your front door color is the same as your shutters or a different color altogether. You want your door to stand out and draw people towards it.

So if your house is a white house with black shutters consider a red door. If your house is all neutral tones think about a blue door. If your door is in a porch area, whether the porch is small or large, that is dark go with a lighter brighter color so it is easier to be seen.

And once you have your door painted add decoration to your door or porch, and one of these decorative house number ideas.

Sprucing up your front door is an easy thing to accomplish with a coat of paint. Now that you've seen several different painted front door ideas to choose from, let us know what color you pick if you choose to capture that modern front door look.

What are the Most Popular Colors for Front Doors?

I hope these front door colors has given your ideas for your home. Add a fresh coat of paint to improve your home's curb appeal.

Happy Decorating!

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thanks for this blog. the dutch doors I like the dutch doors in the laundry room. The front doors and porches were full of good ideas. thank you