Front doors should be an accent colour. In other words, they should be a strong, dramatic, bold shade. Usually, your front door colour should not be repeated anywhere else on your house although I have seen some exceptions to that rule.
Beauti-Tone Paint which is sold exclusively at Home Hardware, sent me their best front door colours recently so if it's time to paint your front door this season, here are some perfect colours to choose from.
For those of you without access to this paint line, the equivalent Sherwin Williams colours are listed at the bottom of this post.
1. Beauti-Tone: Wet Sands 3H2-7
With this Midas Touch, your home will look like a million bucks and your neighbors will be wondering why they didn't think of it.
2. Beauti-Tone: Green Conifer Hills 5141EC
The Secret to this classic dark green is that it is infused with black. Rich, deep, sublime.
3. Beauti-Tone: Earthenware 3E1-8
A friendly, earthy colour that beckons you in and helps you feel grounded.
4. Beauti-Tone: Direct Line 436
When purple is perfect it is downright majestic
5. Beauti-tone: French Navy Blue SC007
Like a uniform or a great business suit, this colour commands respect. A door colour that says 'sophisticated success'.
6. Beauti-Tone: Gitano FD038
There's nothing seventies about this brown. A new contemporary espresso shade, the perfect blend between black and brown.
7. Beauti-Tone: Loving it 3C2-8
Like finding that perfect shade of lipstick, this is the red that commands attention in all the right ways.
8. Beauti-Tone: Grey Eyeshadow SC047
Harmony resides here. Not too warm, not too cold, a grey in perfect balance.
9. Beauti-Tone: Hidden Mountains 5135EC
This shade of aubergine is a fashion statement, true haute hue.
10. Beauti-Tone: Quinte HD016
A Deep rich full-bodied burgandy, as rich and robust as a fine French wine.
For my American readers here are the same colours in Sherwin Williams, 1: (6383) 2: (6994) 3: (6342) 5: (6538) 4: (6545) 6: (6006) 7: (6321) 8: (7060) 9: (6552) 10: (6300)
Which colour will your front door be this year?
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