14 Charming Front Door Ideas

Perhaps the fastest and possibly easiest way to add instant curb appeal to your home lies right at your front door! A simple coat of paint or a minor architectural embellishment can pack a punch for making your home stand out on the block. Here’s 14 charming front door ideas to get your wheels spinning.

Purple? Yes, purple! Who else has a purple door on your block? Likely no one. This is such a playful hue and we recently talked about decorating with lavender this year. Might as well add a splash of this pretty hue to the exterior of your home, too.

Purple Front DoorPhoto by Glenn Layton Homes

A sunny shade of yellow is a truly welcoming statement to friends and visitors. Yellow always looks great with gray, so if you’re looking for something a little less traditional, this might just be the front door color for you!

Yellow Front Door on Gray HousePhoto by Homes By True North


Leave it natural! There’s nothing wrong with making a decision NOT to paint your front door. But maybe a pair of over-sized wrought iron hinges can make your door stand out a bit more.

Wooden Front DoorPhoto by Springburn Joinery


Blue is a fun color when adding curb appeal to your home. Here, shutters on a second story window match the colorful hue of the front door for a little bit bolder statement.

Blue Front Door and ShuttersPhoto by Glenn Layton Homes


I know some people don’t like a lot of windows on the front door due to the lack of privacy it creates, but I’ve always been a huge fan of front door windows – whether it’s a pair of sidelights or on the door itself.

Wooden Front Door with SidelightsPhoto by Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home


When in doubt, go red! Red is a classic front door color and looks good with almost any color siding. It’s also a great color for drawing attention to the front door when your entryway might be a bit obscured by plants or trees.

Red Cottage DoorPhoto by PEEK Architecture + Design Ltd


Light gray is a great front door color for those of you who prefer a softer approach to the entrance of your home. This gray door mimics some of the gray found in the brick siding.



An artistic craftsman style door is always a welcome touch to a home. If your existing front door is a little lackluster, consider swapping it out for a completely new door with architectural details.

Wood Craftsman Front Door and PorchPhoto by Chuck Mills Design


A simple entryway gets a contemporary look with a bright yellow door and sleek sconce lights.

Yellow Front Door on White HousePhoto by LDa Architecture & Interiors


Are you one of the lucky people who enjoys a double front door? A pretty shade of robin’s egg blue is the perfect choice for this Victorian home.

Blue Double Front DoorsPhoto by Historical Concepts


Did you know that red doors have several meanings? In America, doors were painted red to signify the home was a safe place for travelers. Some people painted their doors red when their home was paid off. In China, a red door signifies good luck.

Red Door with Sidelights on White HousePhoto by Michelle Marsden Design

For added curb appeal, paint your porch ceiling, front door, and framing shutters all in the same shade of blue for a soft, appealing entry to your home. Don’t have front door shutters? You can always add them if you have the space.

Light Blue Front Door with ShuttersPhoto by Glenn Layton Homes

A teal-colored door with a lead glass window looks great against its red brick backdrop.

Turquoise Front DoorPhoto by Hannah Brown


I saved my favorite charming front door for last! The dark gray color lends a bit of drama to the stained glass windows and white trimmed porch. Such an elegant entryway that’s truly one of a kind!

Gray Front Door with Stained GlassPhoto at Houzz


And here’s my front door. I decided to two-tone the door’s window for a unique look.

summer porch, farmhouse porch, front porch

A change in paint color or an architectural detail or two can really make a difference in your home’s appearance. Let me know if you decide to give your front door a make over this year!


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  1. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I need to paint mine but i am having a problem trying to decide on what color to choose, thanks for all these ideas. I love your door and front porch.

  2. Pretty pictures. Our door has glass surrounding it and it takes a bit of privacy away the light is amazing. One of my pups loves it too. He sits and watches things go by. UPS may not enjoy it, ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  3. I plan to change our front door color soon. This came at just the right time. Such fun inspiration.

  4. I love front doors with glass sidelights. I don’t have a door like that, but I wish I did. For those extremely concerned about privacy, there are ways to treat the glass so that it’s not such an issue. I’m trying to decide whether to paint my front door black or red this Spring. My house is a light gray ranch with grayish-taupe colored brick 1/4 of the way up with black shutters on the front windows and black garage lights. At least I’ve boiled it down to just two colors. I love several of the doors in your post, but for the style of my house, and for the neighborhood, I think I need to stay reasonably conservative. Yes, I believe red is conservative for a front door. ๐Ÿ™‚

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