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Painting your front door is a fantastic way to add instant kerb appeal to your home. And with the exterior paint brands available today, there seems to be no limit to the scope and breadth of colours you can choose from! Want the precise colour of an early blooming pink rose? A bright yellow reminiscent of the summer sun? The deep turquoise blue of the Carribean sea? You got it! 
Besides the fact that colour makes for a flattering facade, there are other benefits to taking a brush and paint to your front door. Once primed and painted with a high quality outdoor paint, your door will stand strong in the face of the elements. You'll have a long-lasting finish that can survive for years before repainting is needed. Gloss or satin painted doors are also very easy to wipe clean – much more so than a stained door for instance, which may need resanding and varnishing each year.  
But let's get back to what this article is all about – front door colours! We know colour is a very personal choice, but to inspire you, we've collated ten of our favourite shades below from two of the bestselling brands we stock, Little Greene and Benjamin Moore. Under each image is the specific colour (or colours) used. 

10 Front Door Paint Colours for Instant Kerb Appeal 

*Little Greene: Dorchester Pink Mid 286. 
*Little Greene: Celestial Blue 101. 
*Little Greene: Ho Ho Green 305. 
*Little Greene: Serpentine 233 (door), Ceviche 230 (wall), Livid 263 (painted border) and Orange Aurora 21 (stripe). 
*Benjamin Moore: Van Courtland Blue HC-145, Regal Select High Build Low Lustre (door), Wedgewood Gray HC-146 (siding), Simply White 2143-70, Regal Select High Build, Soft Gloss (trim). 
*Benjamin Moore: Tavern Door, Aura Grand Entrance, High Gloss (door), Morning Fog, Aura Grand Entrance, Satin (trim). See our Benjamin Moore colour picker. 
*Little Greene: Mister David 47. (Also shown in the top banner image.) 
*Little Greene: Dock Blue 252. 
*Little Greene: Salix 99 (door), Hellebore 275 (walls), China Clay 1 (border). 
*Little Greene: Down 242 (door), Attic II 144 (bottom wall). 

Our bestselling front door paints  

Before painting your front door, it's best to use a good primer or undercoat as this helps to provide a stable surface for applying your top coat. (Be sure to sand, clean and remove door hardware first!) We recommend Little Greene's Intelligent All Surface Primer (ASP) or Benjamin Moore Fresh Start High Hide Primer. 
For your top coat, there are three paints from Little Greene that are perfect for front doors. First up, is Tom's Oil Eggshell, an exterior wood finish with a beautiful low sheen. Then there's Intelligent Exterior Eggshell, which provides a UV resistant film and is also self-priming on new and previously painted wood (so in this case you probably won't need a primer). Finally, check out Traditional Oil Gloss, which is extremely hard wearing, environmentally friendly and offers a high sheen finish that reflects a lot of light. 
From Benjamin Moore, our go-to choice has to be Aura Grand Entrance which is available in Satin or Gloss. This durable, exterior paint delivers rich, vibrant colour and dries to a luxurious, elegant finish. It's available in the full spectrum of Benjamin Moore colours (some 3,500 shades!) along with a dedicated colour palette particularly well suited to front doors. 
We hope you enjoyed this colour inspiration article! To keep up-to-date with all our blog posts and other news from the shop floor, sign up for our email newsletter below. 
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