Though it may seem like a small change, switching up the color of your front door is a weekend project that packs a mighty punch. A fresh coat of gorgeous paint can instantly boost your home's curb appeal, set the tone for your exterior, and make for a notable first impression on any visitors. Best of all, this is a straightforward DIY task that even home improvement beginners can nail. If you're contemplating re-painting your front door, consider one of these shades, which are trending in neighborhoods across the country in 2023.
Dare to go bold? Opt for a muted red tone like Farrow & Ball's Crimson Red, which reads more like a rose (see above). It allows you to lean into that trendy pink aesthetic, but offers soft, romantic nostalgia when bubblegum feels saccharine. "Crimson Red is misleading—the deep, dusky rose has an almost earthy character," says Patrick O'Donnell, Farrow & Ball's international brand ambassador.
It plays nicely against red brick or adds a splash of interest to a white weatherboarded home. "It's an elegant and sophisticated option and exudes the sense that warmth lies beyond the threshold," he says.
Named one of Valspar's 2023 Colors of the Year, Cozy White is a warm neutral that evokes both warmth and security—what could be more appropriate for a front door? The cream pairs beautifully with warm wood tones and other neutral accents, says Sue Kim, Valspar's director of color marketing. "A color like Cozy White is soothing and comfortable. And while the color is trending this year, we know shades of white are classic and will continue to be one of the most used colors our consumers select for their homes," she says.
Take your cue from nature by coating your front door with an earthy, deep green hue like Behr's Vine Leaf—the accent shade will add refinement to the exterior of your home, says Erika Woelfel, Behr's vice president of color and creative services. "It's a bold and dignified green that makes a dramatic statement—and it's a sophisticated accent for drawing attention to a front door," she says.
For an unabashed door color that still feels neutral and plays nicely with a host of exterior details, opt for a dark, neutral gray like Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal. This particular shade of charcoal has the softest infusion of warmth. "It's no secret that grays have been trending over the past several years. More recently, we have seen people lean towards darker charcoal grays and black paint colors," says Arianna Cesa, associate manager of color marketing and development at Benjamin Moore. "Kendall Charcoal balances effortlessly between dark gray and almost-black."
If you like the idea of green, but prefer something lighter, opt for a hazy sage; Valspar's Green Trellis fits the bill and conjures feelings of peace, grounding, and liveliness. "In 2023, people will continue to look to nature and the outdoors for comfort and respite," says Kim, who notes that this shade is also one of the brand's 2023 colors of the year.