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The Best Colours to Paint Your Front Door for Instant Curb Appeal

EllisPark.co August 30, 2021
Woman smiling at open front door
A welcoming home update is as easy as shop, prime and paint. Painting your front door is a small and inexpensive improvement that has the power to make you the envy of the whole block – and even possibly add some value to your home! We’ve rounded up seven eye-catching colours to introduce your front door to a whole new look. Best of all, CAA Members save 25% and earn 3% in CAA Dollars® on their curb appeal refresh with paint from Dulux Paints*.

1. Back to black.

A black front door is a crisp and classic look that will never go out of style. Don’t hold back when you’re choosing the sheen, and embrace semi-gloss for ultimate impact. Complement the look with a clean boxwood wreath or a pair of black urns planted with red geraniums.

Dulux Onyx DLX1011-7

2. Ravishing in red.

Red is said to be one of the most welcoming colours for a front door. In Feng Shui, the Chinese philosophy in which the arrangement and colour of objects in a room relates to the flow of energy, a red front door means “welcome.” But a little red goes a long way. Let the red door be the centre of attention; don’t try to match it with your garage door or shutters.

Dulux Red Gumball DLX1187-7

3. Magic in magenta.

Magenta may be a surprising colour choice for the front door, but the rich red-purple undertones make it a sophisticated and trendy choice. Painting your door magenta communicates to your visitors that you like to embrace the unexpected and try something new. Complement it with classic tones like black, white and blue.

Dulux Magenta DLX1050-7

4. Neat in navy blue.

Eternally on-trend, navy blue adds depth and colour without being too bold. It’s the perfect nod to nautical style, and an elegant way to elevate traditional country decor. Because the colour navy coordinates with almost everything, it will work well on many types of house exteriors, from red brick to grey siding.

Dulux Admiralty DLX1042-7

5. Fashionable in forest green.

This green is so dark that on first glance you’d think it was black. But look a little longer, and you notice the nuance of the hue – it’s like a pine forest in the dark of night. We love it’s bold elegance.

Dulux Licorice DLX1009-7

6. Yes to golden yellow.

Bright and sunny, this hue says the people who live here are fun, friendly and oh-so-welcoming. Look for a hue with deep orange undertones that make your yellow more “goldenrod” than “lemon.” Yes, golden yellow is the perfect summer accent, but we love it even more in winter, when we’re hungry for some extra cheer among the cold, grey days.

Dulux Brass Mesh DLX1209-6

7. Gorgeous in dove grey.

Painting your door white is a safe choice, but why not give grey a try? Pale dove grey is at once peaceful and serene, modern and dynamic. Pair it with, well, anything! It’s a near-blank canvas on which you can layer colourful or neutral palettes. Here’s a hint: It can make a red wreath really pop!

Dulux Gray Stone DLX1009-4

Don’t feel like painting?

It’s ok to admit it if you don’t enjoy painting – or you’re not good at it. That’s why we recommend CertaPro Painters to do the job for you. CAA Members save 5% and earn 5% in CAA Dollars* when you book your home painting projects with CertaPro Painters®, available on interior and exterior projects.

And while you’re thinking about curb appeal….

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For more ideas and savings for updating your home, check our CAA Summer Adventures blog.