The 10 Best Front Door Colours

And What They Say About You....


Warm yellow, calming blue, pristine white or strong red... find out what your door colour says about who lives behind it...


Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Planting flowers which complement your front door colour is a great way of making your home look inviting and attractive | Photo credit @nestprettythings Tumblr

Your front door is the first thing people see of your home and gives visitors their first impression. I am a strong believer that the way we decorate our homes isn't just about making them look beautiful but about using different styles, colours and ideas to tell the story of who we are. I like to see my home as an extension of myself, hence the reason it looks like an absolute mess after a day at home with my two little boys and so much straighter after I've had a little time on my own to tidy up!


Cottage entrance. Green front door with wild roses over the porch. Lavender growing at the white fence Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
The wild exterior of this house makes me intrigued as to who lives behind it | Photo credit @sisterhouses Instagram



If our home decor represents our personality and the quirks and ideas we've built up over a life time then similarly our front door could be seen as make up... carefully applied first thing in the morning to give that confidence to go out and face the world.


So, what are the best front door colours and what do they say about us and our home? Scroll on down to find out and for some of the most Pinterest worthy front doors....






Pink

Let's start with one of my favourite colours; pink! With its connotations of charming playfulness and femininity. Apparently if your front door is pink you're bound to be outgoing and mischievous. The colour pink is also dubbed the colour of universal love of oneself and others... with so many lovely reasons to paint your front door pink, what's stopping you?


Pink Edwardian front door in London | Pink style front door | Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink front door | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Edwardian front door in London painted Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink | Image Credit: XL Joinery

Pink front door | Symmetrical olive trees | Pink bicycle with flower basket | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
What could be better than a pink front door and matching bicycle? | Photo Credit: Etsy UK

Archway | Pink front door with Valentines heart wreath | Red and pink rose wreath | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
The brick archways around this pink door really draw the eye in to that dramatic wreath centrepiece | Photo Credit: Instagram @thebigdoorwreathcompany

Symmetrical potted buxus either side of pink doorway | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Love the symmetry here | Photo Credit: Instagram @annika.moffett

I couldn't write a blog featuring pink doors without a picture of Peggy Porschen could I! The cake shop has been dubbed London's most Instagrammable location and it's not hard to see why!


Peggy Porschen London | Flower love sign | Pink doorways of london | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Peggy Porschen; the most Instagrammable location in London | Image Credit: Instagram @peggyporschenofficial

Green

The colour green, with its associations with being eco conscious and of looking after our planet, holds meanings of health, community and safety. It has also been linked to wealth, hence the reason dark green doors can look sophisticated and stylish. Bolder and brighter shades of green on your front door however may signify that you lead an exciting, vibrant life!

Green front door with brass lion knocker. Symmetrical buxus | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
The symmetry of the buxus on either side of this entryway lends itself to the classical style | Photo credit Mehrdad Aref-Adib (Flikr)

Green front door. Purple wisteria at house entryway| Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
The green of the wisteria foliage matches this front door to perfection. The pop of the purple flower is incredible | Photo credit unknown

green and brass front door with lion knocker. Buxus in green trough. White house exterior. White house entryway | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Brass and green.. such a gorgeous pairing | Photo credit unknown

Green front door with orange roses. Black gate | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Photo credit: @aladyinlondon Instagram

Purple

Whilst purple can be associated with royalty and honour, purple and lilac front doors have also been known to signify open mindedness and creativity in their owner. In Feng Shui a purple door is seen to invite opportunities into your home. So if you're the adventurous type why not consider painting your door in Strappy or Popper, both by The Little Greene Paint Company . If lilac appeals to you but you'd like to stay more neutral too then how about going for a shade such as Calluna No.270 by Farrow & Ball; a beautiful tranquil lilac that brings all the adventure of purple but without looking too dramatic.


Green ivy, purple flowers, sash windows, townhouse in knightbridge london. Purple front door with white exterior | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
A stunning mix of greenery, lilac foliage and a lilac door. A beautiful Georgian terraced house in Knightsbridge, London | Photo credit: @poppy_loves_london Instagram

Purple front door with lilac wisteria. White door frame and brick house Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
Wisteria against that brickwork and the fresh white of the door frame | Image credit @hadleyjameshomes Instagram

Purple front door and purple flowers. House exterior.
Ever considered matching your front door to Spring foliage?! | Image credit @verandamag Instagram

White porch, lilac door, pink roses. Home exterior
The roses and soft hue of this lilac door... What a beautiful welcome! | Image credit @adooringfeatures Instagram

This limewashed brickwork paired with the purple door and pink cherry blossom | Pink flowers with mint green front door | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |  What does your front door colour say about you
This limewashed brickwork paired with the purple door and pink cherry blossom.. I feel the owners have a story to tell! | Image via Style Curator

Yellow

Yellow is often associated with happiness and warmth and there's probably plenty of sense behind this as no grumpy person is ever going to paint their front door yellow hey! A yellow front door signifies that a friendly, welcoming family live behind it. All hail the people with the yellow front doors!

Yellow front door, pink roses, purple wisteria, terraced classic period home entryway. Home exterior
Yellow has connotations of happiness and warmth.. These flowers all create a sense of welcome to this period terraced home | Image credit @aladyinlondon Instagram

Pink flowers and yellow door. Clapboard home
Pops of colour create an energetic vibe around this entryway | Photo credit Brittany Ambridge, Domino Magazine
An eye-catching bright yellow makes this entrance feel inviting. Bright yellow door with brick exterior.
An eye-catching bright yellow makes this entrance feel inviting | Photo credit: Better Decorating Bible

A bright yellow door to match these bright yellow blooms
A bright yellow door to match these bright yellow blooms | Photo credit Instagram @aladyinlondon

There is such a gorgeous mediterranean feel to this vibrant front door with the orange trees in zinc planters and the bike. I love that the satchel matches the bright yellow of the double doors
There is such a gorgeous mediterranean feel to this vibrant front door with the orange trees in zinc planters and the bike. I love that the satchel matches the bright yellow of the double doors | Photo via Livingetc


Red

Dubbed the luckiest colour for your front door! Red doors make quite the statement look for a home suggesting that their owners are strong minded individuals who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd. Red front doors are also associated with strength and individuality. They're a classic colour choice for a front door which adds a traditional element to a home.

There's something so typically London about a bright red door. Red front door. White flowers
There's something so typically London about a bright red door

All the London vibes for this red painted door in St John's Hill, Battersea. The red against the white brick facade is impressively striking | Photo credit Christopher Riche / 500px
All the London vibes for this red painted door in St John's Hill, Battersea. The red against the white brick facade is impressively striking | Photo credit Christopher Riche / 500px

The red front door makes this terraced Victorian property! The dramatic impact it has is all attributed to the strong red front door paint | Photo credit Instagram @aladyinlondon
The red front door makes this terraced Victorian property! The dramatic impact it has is all attributed to the strong red front door paint | Photo credit Instagram @aladyinlondon


Blue

Blue, with its connotations of blue skies and tranquil settings has a chilled and relaxed vibe to it. A relaxed, easy going family live behind a blue door. Whilst a light blue front door often appears less formal, a darker blue such as navy looks more conventional if that's a look you'd rather. Navy is also said to be chosen by those who are most intelligent too!

This meditteranean villa is reminiscent of romantic scenes and soulful history. The muted blue used on both the front door and shutters adds a subtle and sympathetic vibe to the old building, blue shutters, italian villa, white wrought iron balcony, old fashioned facade lanterns
This meditteranean villa is reminiscent of romantic scenes and soulful history. The muted blue used on both the front door and shutters adds a subtle and sympathetic vibe to the old building | Photo credit Tumblr @ahtheprettythings

The dramatic and edgy teal of this impressive entryway is beautifully offset by the rust covered planters and trailing ivy ensuring this house facade isn't too imposing and polished | Photo credit: Instagram @artydoorsandsteps
The dramatic and edgy teal of this impressive entryway is beautifully offset by the rust covered planters and trailing ivy ensuring this house facade isn't too imposing and polished | Photo credit: Instagram @artydoorsandsteps

The pristine freshness of this house's white clapboard exterior coupled with the navy blue door gives a coastal appearance to the facade | Photo credit Style by Emily Henderson
The pristine freshness of this house's white clapboard exterior coupled with the navy blue door gives a coastal appearance to the facade | Photo credit Style by Emily Henderson

Blue is often associated with relaxed, easy going vibes and that certainly rings true with this Dutch door surrounded by welcoming plants and trees | Photo credit Hector Manuel Sanchez via Southern Living
Blue is often associated with relaxed, easy going vibes and that certainly rings true with this Dutch door surrounded by welcoming plants and trees | Photo credit Hector Manuel Sanchez via Southern Living


White

A white front door signifies freshness, a pristine look and a classic, traditional style. The family who live here are tidy, well kept and never leave the house with jam on their children's faces!

This white front door gives a sophisticated, traditional and subtle air. The contrast between the white facade of the house, the black wrought iron gates, the brass accessories and the off-white of the door exudes style
This white front door gives a sophisticated, traditional and subtle air. The contrast between the white facade of the house, the black wrought iron gates, the brass accessories and the off-white of the door exudes style

This white front door gives a completely different vibe with the house facade painted a gregarious green! The black shutters also add drama to this house frontage
This white front door gives a completely different vibe with the house facade painted a gregarious green! The black shutters also add drama to this house frontage | Image credit Pinterest

A traditional white cottage front door | Photo credit unknown
A traditional white cottage front door | Photo credit Instagram @aladyinlondon


Black

People with black front doors are said to have a strong sense of style as well as apparently having quite a serious outlook of life. Black doors also give the impression of wealth and sophistication. Or perhaps there are so many black doors about as they're simply an easy to live with option for a lot of people.


A stylish and classic black front door painted in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black No.256
A stylish and classic black front door painted in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black No.256

A black Georgian front door with moulded panels and brass door furniture | Photo credit The London Door Company
A black Georgian front door with moulded panels and brass door furniture | Photo credit The London Door Company

Black front doors are associated with sophistication and a strong sense of style | Photo credit Sarah Delaney Design
Black front doors are associated with sophistication and a strong sense of style | Photo credit Sarah Delaney Design

Neutral Grey

Once associated with sincerity, neutral grey doors have been trending and a popular choice for the last ten years. Thanks to so many variations of grey paint on the market, such as those of Farrow and Ball, there are so many neutral shades to choose from that grey doors can be interesting and add a real sense of class to a home. Farrow & Ball's Pigeon no.25 is a beautiful greeny grey whilst Pavilion Grey no. 242 is a cool mid grey. Dimpse no.277 is a very subtle delicate grey whilst Ammonite no. 274 is a very easy neutral grey which is extremely versatile. There are so many options out there to choose from!


This neutral grey gives a contemporary, modern feel to this house front | Photo credit The London Door Company
This neutral grey gives a contemporary, modern feel to this house front | Photo credit The London Door Company

The symmetry here of the wall lights and olive trees creates a traditional look for this grey front door | Image credit: Instagram @lustliving
The symmetry here of the wall lights and olive trees creates a traditional look for this grey front door | Image credit: Instagram @lustliving

The grey of this wide front door and shutters against the pale brick facade creates a grand appearance | Photo credit: Pinterest
The grey of this wide front door and shutters against the pale brick facade creates a grand appearance | Photo credit: Pinterest

Natural Wood

Throwing in a bit of a curve ball here and celebrating those natural wooden front doors. Wood has a rustic and traditional look to it so if you're hoping to convey this about your decor then your front door is a wonderful place to start. Brown is associated with stability and strength so is a symbolic option for a family home. Wood can also be associated with a warm, inviting and comfortable home; sign me up for a new wooden front door! The one below please.. I think it's absolutely stunning.


I am blown away by the beauty of this antique front door from Belgium. The pale exterior is beautiful and utterly appealing. I'd love to see the decor on the other side! | Image credit: Instagram @robinrainsinteriordesign
I am blown away by the beauty of this antique front door from Belgium. The pale exterior is beautiful and utterly appealing. I'd love to see the decor on the other side! | Image credit: Instagram @robinrainsinteriordesign

The wood of the door against the tulip wreath creates a welcoming, warm feel | Image credit Pinterest @cadcodoorandwindow
The wood of the door against the tulip wreath creates a welcoming, warm feel | Image credit Pinterest @cadcodoorandwindow

This wooden door creates a rustic and traditional vibe for this cottage entrance | Photo credit Sims Hilditch via Pinterest
This wooden door creates a rustic and traditional vibe for this cottage entrance | Photo credit Sims Hilditch via Pinterest

The symmetry of these double wooden doors and eucalyptus wreaths creates a traditional entryway | Photo credit Home Bunch
The symmetry of these double wooden doors and eucalyptus wreaths creates a traditional entryway | Photo credit Home Bunch

So there you have it.. some of the most stunning door colours out there! As always, I got carried away sourcing photos for this blog so here are some stunning doors which just didn't fit into the main body of the blog. If you've not satisfied your appetite for beautiful front doors and house facades then scroll on for more.....


Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Blue front door, white house facade, bicycle with basket, bike with front basket, foliage hanging from white balcony
Photo credit unknown

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Green double front door with brass door furniture. White flowers and green foliage overhanging. Green front door. House exterior.  Terracotta wall mounted pots.
Photo credit House & Home

Black and white Victorian tiles | Victorian terraced house front | Pink front doorInterior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |
Photo credit: The London Door Company
Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Green front door painted in Little Greene Celestial Blue | Photo credit Style Ideas Direct | White and pink hydrangea in terracotta pots. Courtyard planters. Courtyard hydrangea. Wrought iron door knocker. Green front door. Brick facade.
Green front door painted in Little Greene Celestial Blue | Photo credit Style Ideas Direct

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Mint green front door. Green door. Pink flowers and green foliage. Overhanging foliage,
Photo credit: Pinterest

Grey front door. Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer |
Photo credit: Instagram @aladyinlondon

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Yellow front door california. Palm tress and modern American home. Palm Springs home. Palm Springs house. Canary yellow door
A canary yellow front door in Palm Springs | Photo credit House & Home

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Yellow front door with glass fan. Art deco style yellow front door. Red gerbera in planters. London home facade.


Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Black front door with green eucalyptus wreaths
Photo credit unknown

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Yellow front door with green overhanging foliage. Fairy light foliage.
Photo credit Style Me Pretty

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | The Old School House in Watlington, Oxfordshire | Photo credit Pinterest | Alex Maguire | Red front door through foliage archway
The Old School House in Watlington, Oxfordshire | Photo credit Pinterest | Alex Maguire

Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer | Traditional thatch roofed cottage with red door and painted white facade
Photo credit Instagram @aladyinlondon

Blue doors on the Island of Naxos in the Greek Islands. Aged blue front door. Bamboo Interior Design | Faded blue front door | House frontage | Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer
Blue doors on the Island of Naxos in the Greek Islands. Photo credit Instagram @heatherrobinsontravel

Blue front door, black wall lanterns, Bamboo Interior Design, Blue front door, hello doormat, Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer
Photo credit unknown

Blue door in the snow. Blue cottage door. Traditional blue front door. Interior design studio. Interior design blog. Interior designer
Photo credit Instagram @mariakillam

Cottage front door. Blue front door and pink flowers . Interior design studio | Interior design blog | Interior designer
Image Credit Instagram @harrietgeorgeproperty

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