Popular Fall Front Door Colors!


Are you looking forward to sipping on hot cups of cocoa, wrapped up in a blanket watching a Halloween or rom-com movie? Those evenings are only around the corner now! The cooler weather is on its way, and I love to start thinking about how I can decorate my home for the change of seasons.

I love to switch up my home’s decor between Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. This is because the change of weather impacts how we live during these months, and how we feel. Embracing cool tones during the warmer months helps to brighten up the home, while warm tones are introduced for the colder winter months. 

Aside from interior updates for the seasons, how can you update your home’s exterior?

One way you can update your home for a new season – particularly for fall – is by switching up your front door color! Your front door color says a lot about you and the people that live there. But take that aside – it’s actually a fun and creative way to inject some personality to your home’s exterior!

Today I’m going to take you through the popular fall front door colors, what they mean and which paint colors I recommend!

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Choosing a Front Door Color


Choosing a paint color for your front door is no easy task. With the vast amount of choice available, different shades of what appear to be the same paint color, makes it a total minefield to navigate.

That being said, one of the most important things to consider when you’re choosing a paint color for your front door is your home’s exterior. Is it brick? Painted? What colors or shades have been used?

You should also consider the plants that are surrounding your home, paying particular attention to anything growing next to or near your front porch or door area.

Popular Fall Front Door Colors

The most popular fall front door colors are black, white, navy and red. While these are predominantly darker colors, they work extremely well for the winter months and help us to embrace the colder weather. The richness of these colors makes the home feel inviting, compared to the cold outside. 

Let’s explore these popular fall front door colors further!


Aside from fall, black is a fantastic paint color option for your front door throughout the year! It has been said to absorb, attract and bring positive energy. If you’re not ready to go with a true black paint color, consider using a dark charcoal instead! This will help to soften the color.

In terms of color psychology, black is often associated with order and control. This translates into telling people that you’re sophisticated and authoritative.

We recommend looking at:

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258 (pictured to the left), Sherwin Williams Black Magic SW 6991, Benjamin Moore Soot 2129-20


A classic paint color for any front door is white! This pairs perfectly with any finish or color of home and is completely timeless.

White is often associated with cleanliness and so a white front door will mean you are organized, simple and serene. Even if you don’t feel this way about how you live, white is a great color to consider and may inspire you to be more organized.

We recommend looking at:

Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005 (pictured on the right), Sherwin Williams Snowbound SW 7004, Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117, Benjamin Moore Dove White OC-17


Navy blue is a very popular fall front door color because it embraces warmth that is needed for the cooler weather. It’s a welcoming color that looks fabulous against an array of other colors and textures.

Blue can often mean that you’re prosperous, positive, calm and grounded. These are all great attributes to showcase as a front door color!

We recommend looking at:

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154, Sherwin Williams Naval SW 6244 (pictured to the left), Sherwin Williams Cyberspace SW 7076


Red is the most popular front door color, even when taking the seasons out of the equation! That is because a red door typically means “welcome”. Red is one of the key colors for fall and winter so this will look even more striking and beautiful during these months!

Bright shades of red say you’re exciting and vibrant, while a darker tone means you’re warm and inviting. Either way – you’re on to a winner!

We recommend looking at:

Benjamin Moore Heritage Red HC-181 (pictured on the right), Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red 2003-10, Sherwin Williams Show Stopper SW 7588, Sherwin Williams Positive Red SW 6871

Are you planning to repaint your front door soon? Which colors are you considering? I’d love to hear all about your experiences – past and present – in the comments below!

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