5 Front Door Colours

Like a good lipstick, your front door colour can freshen up and lift the whole facade of your home, setting a streetscape scene that will leave a lasting impression. Here’s our front door favourite five. 


Using contrast to pack a punch while keeping the palette in neutral territory, black is a safe but sophisticated option for your home’s entrance. Working with just about any exterior wall colour it’s at its most dramatic juxtaposed against paler hues and whites.  

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TRY: Dulux Domino - it throws a subtle hint of blue in certain lights giving a lovely depth, perfect for a coastal application with a Hamptons-inspired subplot. Or Resene Double Cod Grey for pure midnight drama - a hit against timber detailing.

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The epitome of classic style, always, is indigo. Stunning in a coastal context but equally at home in an urban setting, nothing beats this inky hue against a simple white wall. At our Hunter Street Project, the blue works beautifully with a potted plant and front garden greenery and complements the Dulux Weathershield Lyttelton Half shade of white and Spotted Gum timber decking. 

Dulux Poor Knights pops a beautiful blue at the Hunter Street Project

Dulux Poor Knights pops a beautiful blue at the Hunter Street Project

TRY: Dulux Poor Knights – Super high gloss enamel, as used at the Hunter Street Project above, or Porters Paints Pirate Sky to bring more brightness to the blue. 

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From classic to coastal, modern to bohemian, teal lends itself to many a front door application and injects a beautiful hit of colour against a neutral backdrop. Or, pair it with complementary red tones - found in timber work or brick, separated by a crisp white door frame. 

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TRY: Taubmans Mighty Max for some inky depth, or Dulux Teal Trip for an instant injection of refreshing colour. 

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Striking against a grey or black exterior, a little ray of sunshine against white - lemon says ‘Welcome!’ like no other colour. 

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TRY: Porters Paints Sugarland for standout sunniness or dial it down a touch with the sorbet sweetness of British Paints Sunlit Heaven. 

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Pretty in some contexts, warming in others, blush radiates a comforting vibe which hints at the home cooked meals and cups of tea awaiting inside. 

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TRY: Dulux Ellen Quarter for a peachy play that borders on neutral, or Dulux Floss for warmer undertones. 

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Need a hand picking your paint colours? Get in touch today. 

Sally V Paterson