Does it matter what colour you choose to have your front door painted in?

Well, it matters rather more than you’d think. Yes, a front door is the first thing visitors see on the exterior and it sets the first impression for your home. You wouldn’t typically expect to find a vivid front door as you walked through the entrance to a stately home. Likewise, a large, modern, aluminium door might look out of place on a humble rural cottage. There are loads of different styles and options for modern front doors, and just as choosing the right size, style and material is crucial to the aesthetic of your home, so too is selecting the right colour.  

Here at Premier, we sell doors in uPVC, aluminium and composite materials, and in a huge range of colours. Shades and textures tend to vary according to the material you choose, but in general, we can say with confidence that you’ll be spoilt for choice.  

Green timber front door installation


What are the best front door colours for town or country?

Where you live might have some bearing on what shade you choose. Townhouses, particularly those in built-up areas such as Oxford, High Wycombe and Buckingham tend to have more muted front door colours, so if you’re in an urban environment think Anthracite Grey, Steel Blue or Black Ash.  

Whereas country living for homes based in historic market towns such as Bicester, Amersham, and Marlow requires a look that is in keeping with a leafier setting, so perhaps you’d consider Olive Grove, Turquoise Blue, Azure or Emerald. All these colours are in our composite range – a composite door being one that is made from various materials, offering very high levels of energy efficiency and security.  

Feeling vibrant?

Of course, you might not want to stick to conventional colours, and if you’re not living in a conservation area or a listed building with restrictions, the sky’s the limit. Take our range of aluminium doors – we can supply these in all colours of the RAL chart, as well as vibrant shades including Salmon Pink, Heather Violet or Melon Yellow. With our range of front doors it’s also possible to have dual colours, meaning you can have a different colour for the internal and external sides of the doors to complement both the exterior and interior of your home.   

A Solidor front door.


Extra texture

As well as colour, it’s also worth paying attention to texture. Our uPVC range contains various shades that come with a woodgrain finish almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Examples include English Oak, Walnut and Rosewood, as well as blues, greys and greens. uPVC woodgrain finishes are a great choice if you want a more traditional appearance but without the upkeep of timber, and one that is suited to rural cottages and period properties.  

Best front door colours: What’s on-trend for 2023?

In past years, classics including white, cream, black and grey have scored highly, but people are now beginning to look at brighter, more positive shades. Pastel colours are ‘in’, along with vibrant blues, reds, greens and even pinks and yellows, and gone are the days of choosing ‘sensible’ shades just to keep fussy neighbours happy. Today, there is a whole new world of colour options to choose from, so you can be sure to select a front door that truly reflects the style and personality of your home.  For more inspiration, check out what Good Housekeeping has to say about choosing a front door colour. See a shade you like, then drop us a message and we’re confident we can provide a match.  


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