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A pop of gorgeous color on your front door can brighten the look of your entire home. Whereas painting the whole house can cost thousands of dollars and take plenty of time and effort, painting the front door is a small project that can make a big impact.

Some people prefer the warm, natural look of a stained door. While it takes a little more work, staining your door can add lots of curb appeal. But if paint is the way you want to go, you have lots of flexibility. The door color doesn't have to match the shutters or the trim. Pick a color you love, brush on a couple of coats in a glossy finish, and get ready for a big change.

A bright red door adds a lot of punch to a white or yellow house. Benjamin Moore’s Heritage Red or Sherwin-Williams Sundried Tomato (SW 2915) are two glowing color choices.

Painting your front door a deep, dreamy blue like Sherwin-Williams Sapphire (SW 6963) or Benjamin Moore Brazilian Blue (817) will provide your home with a tranquil focal point. A dark red house is set off beautifully with a blue door: consider Benjamin Moore’s Hamilton Blue (38) to create an attractive contrast.

You can positively revitalize your front door with green, whether it’s Benjamin Moore’s dark, rich Essex Green, California Paints Historic Colors of America Marrett Apple or C2’s fabulous Al Green.

Finally, you can paint a door a color you would never consider on the whole house. You may love your house just the way it is, but a purple entry door in Benjamin Moore’s Violet Stone (2069-40) or Deep Mauve (1265) will provide an easy and exotic accent.
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