How to Pick a Front Door Colour

Pick a front door colour

Choosing the right colour for your front door is one of the best ways to make your house stand out on your street. What’s more, it’s a great way to make a statement in a way that compliments your home and suits your personal style.

However, as professional installers of quality entrance doors, we know that choosing the right front door colour can be tricky.

So, to help you out, we have put together some advice from the experts.

Pick a Front Door Colour by Consulting the Colour Wheel

Anyone can find a colour wheel online and it is one of the best ways to choose a colour for your front door. The colour wheel shows you which colours compliment one another so that you can easily find a colour combination that suits your home exterior.

Create a Colour Contrast

If the exterior of your home is quite bland and characterised by dull, neutral tones, why not choose this opportunity to add more colour to your home? When your home is predominantly painted in neutral shades, it gives you a lot of freedom when choosing a front door colour. You can go for colours as bright as you like to add a touch of character and colour.

Choose Bright and Bold Colours

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We are noticing that homeowners around the UK are becoming increasingly brave with colours, choosing front doors that are brightly coloured. Whether you are looking for a rich blue or a vibrant pink, bold colours are a popular choice and you can get away with some very bright colours to make your home stand out.

“You should never shy away from being bold and bright with your colour choices for your front door. It’s the first impression you give when people visit your home, so it’s an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and really add some curb appeal” – Kasia Wiktorowicz, colour expert at Valspar.

Pick a Colour that Suits Your Taste

One of the best ways to choose a front door colour is to think about your personal taste. What colours do you like? Are there specific colours in your home that you would like to accentuate? Consider painting your front door your favourite colour. It sounds obvious, but it’s an easy way to make sure your front door matches with the rest of your home and it’s also a great way to accentuate the colours in your home.

Use Colour Psychology

Do you want to make sure your guests immediately feel happy, calm, and welcomed when they arrive at your home? Consider colour psychology! Shades of yellow and blue tend to look welcoming and people are drawn to these colours. Yellow and blue colours are often paired well together. For example, if you have a blue home, a bright yellow door can look fantastic.

Stick with the Classics


If you live in a more traditional or even a heritage home, try choosing deeper colours like black or navy blue. Deep colours are paired well with more traditional homes. If you’re still not sure what front door colour you should go for, stick with the classics. Neutral colours such as brown, black, or gray will keep your home’s exterior on trend for many years to come. Another neutral option for your front door is to stain it instead of painting. This will emphasise the door’s natural material, highlighting the grain pattern.

Choose the Right Paint

A large part of painting your front door properly is choosing the right paint. Since your front door will be exposed to the outside elements every day, it is important to use the proper paint so that the likelihood of the colour peeling and fading is reduced.

Latex paints are weather-resistant and if your door is metal, you can find paint with built-in rust protection included. However, whatever paint type you choose, it is important to paint over the door with an exterior primer first so that the paint colour stays vibrant and lasts longer. Whatever front door colour you choose, door-friendly paints are available in a wide variety of finishes. You can choose from semi-gloss, matte, glossy, and more.

Consider Your Surroundings

If you are struggling to find the perfect front door colour, then why not consider your surroundings? Natural colours like greens, blues, and browns work well together and have the additional bonus of making your home look well placed within its surroundings.

Choose a Paint Colour Inside

To fully understand what a paint colour looks like, it is important to note that colours can look very different depending on the lighting conditions. So, to be sure you like the colour before you paint your entire door, consider buying some paint swatches and sticking them to the exterior of your home so that you can observe the colour throughout the day. It might sound a little bit over the top, but colour swatches can be a helpful way to decide on a front door colour.

Choose a Front Door Colour with Sash Windows London

Our Solidor range allows you to choose from the largest range of colours from stock in the UK. Do you want your home to look pretty in pink or sleek in black? We have the perfect front door colour for you. In the streets all around the UK, we are noticing houses with distinctly colourful front doors. So, choosing the right colour for your front door helps make a statement and sets you apart from your neighbours.