We are always looking for front door paint color ideas, and we found them in Paris! In early September of 2018, 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 while 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.
These colors are classic and timeless, and just as beautiful as your front door.
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The Pattern We Saw
We learned that the doors in Paris are either blue, green, red, or occasionally neutral or stained wood doors. 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 a 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.
What is the easiest way to sample front door paint colors?
Let’s take a break and discuss paint samples. You should always sample and test your paint colors to see how they behave in your specific lighting. The easiest way to sample is via SAMPLIZE. Their peel-and-stick paint samples are easy to use with real paint and true to color.
There is no mess, and the cost is less expensive than purchasing a sample and a white poster board. Since you don’t need to dispose of the paint, it’s also environmentally friendly!
With Samplize you can easily see how different shades look on your front door.
Red Front Doors
We also saw lots of red front doors, especially with churches. The doors on this church look like Benjamin Moore Classic Burgundy HC-182.
These doors were also BM Classic Burgundy. 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 design (and exterior design), has a great sense of humor, and I love learning from her. She is not just an amazing interior designer, but also a master colorist!
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.
What is the easiest way to sample these Paint Colors?
You should always sample and test your paint colors. The easiest way to sample these front door paint colors (and any paint color for that matter) is via SAMPLIZE. Their peel-and-stick paint samples are made with real paint and are easy to use.
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There is no mess, and the cost is less than painting a sample and a white poster board. Since you don’t need to dispose of the paint, it’s also environmentally friendly!
With Samplize you can easily see how different shades look on your unique wall.
Still can’t decide on a black paint color? Test all the paint colors from this article in your home by grabbing my custom Sample Bundle from Samplize.
Test all these Parisian Front Door Paint Colors HERE.
Key Learning Points
Paris front doors can be a great inspiration for your home. The colors are classic, timeless, rich, and bold. 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.
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