charcoal grey exterior front door in the gta painted by home painting services in toronto

Top Colours For Your Exterior Front Door

More and more often homeowners are taking the opportunity to use their exterior front door as a way to make their house truly stand out! Painting your front door the right colour can help to make an lasting impact and make it a memorable feature. If you think about it, your front door can often work as your home’s big first impression. After all, it’s the first thing your guests really see coming into your home. And from the curb, the front door absolutely becomes the main focal point that draws the eye in. Everything from the colour of your brick to your siding and trims should ultimately work to complement your front door colour.

can you paint all front doors?

Toronto home with brick exterior and stained oak door done by local home painters services

Basically, the answer is almost always yes. As long as you properly prep your front door, no matter the material, it can be painted. If you have a door that’s never been painted before and it’s steel or factory grade metal, you need to prime it. When it’s not primed, the paint will definitely peel. If you give it a nice little buff with sand paper and then prime, that’s the ideal prep method. The primer we recommend is The Extreme Bond from Sherwin Williams. You can usually tint the primer to be darker too, depending on your chosen front door colour.

top colours of the season for your front door

One thing that we’re finding as a big trend for 2020 is that people are not afraid to go bold! They are looking to really make a statement with their front door colour and make it a strong focal point. For most homeowners, neutral doors are a thing of the past. Most of the time, you want your front door to even prevail over the colour of your siding and bricks. Because that’s how it works to truly draw that eye in.

If you’re looking to go outside the box with your front door colour, a yellow could be really nice. If you want to go really bold and stand out, Bright Yellow 2022-30 is like a burst of sunshine. Citron 2024-30 is another great choice if you want yellow, but one that’s a bit more toned down. Yellow doors look really vivid with white or light coloured bricks.

 

exterior front door painted Bright Yellow (2022-30) benjamin moore city home painters

Citron (2024-30) benjamin moore exterior painted front door ideas for Toronto, Ontario, city home painters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter Green (2041-10) painted front door with brick exterior and concrete door trim in Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

Another strong option for your door colour that’s popular this season is Hunter Green 2041-10Hunter green is a great option if you want to go darker, but you don’t want to go black. It’s so luxurious and rich looking, but still packs that punch to capture the eye.

 

 

 

 

top colours for 2020 in the gta, Benjamin Moore Woodland Hills Green (543) front door exterior with white vinyl siding and trim

 

 

 

Muted greens that are slightly more tranquil, like Woodland Hills Green 543 can work to give a more Mediterranean flair.

 

 

 

 

 

top 2020 colours for homes in Toronto, Ontario, Benjamin Moore New London Burgundy (HC-61) exterior front door and white vinyl siding

 

 

Another option for a bold front door is burgundy. New London Burgundy HC-61 is a classic burgundy shade that’s rich and welcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

top 2020 colour Benjamin Moore Ruby Red (2001-10) for exterior front doors in the gta with buxton blue vinyl siding and white trim

 

 

Ruby Red 2001-10 is also on trend for the season if you want a red that’s daring but not as dark. These front door colours look amazing with black or gray bricks or siding. A red or burgundy door can also stand out inside a stark white, cream or even muted black door frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Moore Forest black painted exterior front door with white stucco exterior and light marble tile door trim

 

 

 

Lastly, another popular colour for 2020 in terms of front doors is charcoals or even charcoal blacks. Forest Black from Dulux is so modern and stylish.

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) painted front door with exterior white trim and taupe brick paint

 

 

 

Kendall Charcoal HC-166 is another example of a muted black that is completely on trend this season that’s also full of charm and elegance.

 

 

Last few things to consider…

dark walnut stain on oak front door with glass window on house with painted white exterior

 

 

 

If you have a stained or refurbished door — a lot are made in oak, it’s completely on trend this season to go with a really deep Oxford Brown stain or paint. It makes for a very strong and bold focal point, but it’s still very stylish.

 

 

 

 

 

oxford brown stain on oak front door with glass window on house with painted white exterior

 

 

Dark Walnut is another deep brown that’s trending this season too. You would be surprised how many different colours of siding and brick these colours go with! It’s important to remember here though that this is a job best left to a professional. Because if something should go wrong, it’s a very time consuming process and can be quite expensive.

 

 

 

 

 

Often when people are looking to give their door a complete revamp, they also think about replacing their hardware. A brushed chrome finish for handles and locks is really on trend for 2020 as it’s simple and classy. People often work to update everything from their house numbers and even their mailboxes too. Sometimes they even replace the lights or outdoor sconces to further match them up with the new theme and aesthetic. All of these little tweaks can really work to offset your brilliant new front door colour!

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page for all sorts of exterior painting inspiration! 

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If you’re having trouble picking out the right colour for your front door or are just unsure of what direction to go in, call 416.494.9095 or email brian@HomePaintersToronto.com for a FREE quote or visit our website https://www.homepainterstoronto.com/

 

Some images were retrieved from Benjamin Moore and Pinterest.

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