We are always looking front door paint color ideas, and this year we found them in Paris! In early September, we (Michelle & Maddie) traveled to Paris for Maison & Objet, the interior design trade show. While we learned SO much at the show, we learned just as much wandering around the beautiful city streets. We were amazed to find a common pattern in the doors of Paris, and have brought back the ultimate color guide to transform your front door into a Paris-inspired beauty. We have 16 bold and beautiful colors for your front doors.
The Pattern We Saw
We learned that the doors in Paris are either blue, green, red, or occasionally a neutral or stained wood door. They are large with prominent handles and feature ornate decorative work. Sometimes the door colors tied in with their surroundings, but not always. Paint your doors with semi-gloss sheen to make them stand out. We matched each door to a Benjamin Moore paint color so you can paint your front door with inspiration from the streets of Paris!
Blue Front Doors
The most common color we saw was blue. Below are five options for blue doors that include crisp and clean, muted, light and dark colors to cater to your exterior style. The first front door color is crisp and clean, and the color is Benjamin Moore Blue Macaw 784.
This beautiful mid-tone blue glows with the local stone. Paint your door with Benjamin Moore Fiji AF-525.
A dark moody blue adds a touch of drama. Check out Benjamin Moore Hudson Bay 1680.
Another mid-tone option with Benjamin Moore Mistral 842.
This door is Benjamin Moore Niagara Falls 1657, a lovely mid-toned muted option.
Green Front Doors
The next most common color we saw was green. Our lightest option was Benjamin Moore Harrisburg Green HC-132.
The darkest option was Benjamin Moore Miramichi CC-752, and we are in love!
The clean and crisp option is a gorgeous arched door matched to Benjamin Moore North Sea Green 2053-30.
This beautiful muted green is Benjamin Moore High Park 467.
Red Front Doors
We also saw lots of red front doors, especially with churches. The doors on this church look like Benjamin Moore Raisin Torte 2083-10.
These doors were also Raisin Torte. They are delicious, dark and muted!
These doors are dark and bold. Remember Caliente AF-290? It was Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year.
Last but not least, Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red 2003-10 is my favorite, I’m going to paint my new front door that color!
This is one of Laurel Bern’s favorite red paint colors to brighten up a north facing room. If you haven’t read Laurel’s blog, you should. She teaches all about paint colors, interior (and exterior design), has a great sense of humor, and I love learning from her. She has tons of experience in the trenches!
Neutral Front Door Colors
When the doors weren’t one of these bright and beautiful colors, they were a unique and lovely neutral shade.
These ornate doors were painted Benjamin Moore Marina Gray 1599, a shimmery cool magical color. It looks great with the stone, and almost looks metallic.
Our last door color is Benjamin Moore Sterling Silver 1461, a serene warm gray.
With all the fun that comes with choosing a front door color, the vast array of options can be a little overwhelming- BUT, our Guide to Paris Doors can aid in your decision process and inspire you straight from the beautiful streets of Paris!
As always, don’t forget to test your paint colors. Check out our paint testing blog here.
Need Help Picking Paint Colors?
If you get stuck, or would like more help picking paint colors for your front door, hire us to pick your paint colors. The Color Your Door package is fun and affordable. We pick 3 paint colors for your front door.
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