Benjamin Moore’s Aura® Grand Entrance®

April 28, 2018

Are you searching for the perfect front door color? This is the busiest time of year for me helping clients choose exterior colors and especially a fabulous front door color:


                                                                                           DOOR  Red Tulip 2000-30 Aura Grand Entrance                  TRIM  Simply White OC-117

When deciding exterior color combinations, I like to think  to think of your exterior as a business suit; the walls are a neutral color which makes up 60% of the combination, (the pants and jacket), the trim and windows make up 30% of the color palette, (the shirt) and the door is  10% of the color palette combination , ( tie/door is the 10% pop of color) which I wrote about here:


    DOOR Green Meadows 2040-20 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

      TRIM Snowfall White OC-118 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

          SIDING Maritime White OC-5 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

Did you know Ben Moore introduced the Benjamin Moore’s Aura® Grand Entrance® line, specially formulated for front doors in 2015? I did not. I just came across on Pinterest recently:


EXTERIOR WALL & TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 MoorGard Low Lustre Finish

DOOR Breath of Fresh Air 806 Aura Grand Entrance High Gloss

The Grand Entrance® line is available in thousands of colors and in two finishes: Satin and High Gloss. Aura® Grand Entrance® is environmentally friendly with low VOC and very low odor. “You can use any of the thousands of Benjamin Moore paint colors, as well as a curated palette of 42 colors, the most popular for a home’s front door, regardless of the architectural style,” according to a Benjamin Moore media release. Some of the colors available include Edinburgh Castle, Ascot Gray, Scottish Shortbread, Dutch Tulip and English Scone:


They are available in just a quart size for approximately $40.00 which is enough for your front door project.  A few features of Aura® Grand Entrance® is listed on the Ben Moore website:

  • Rich, lustrous finish
  • Excellent color retention and fade resistance
  • Easy, smooth application
  • For interior & exterior use
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

Here is a few photos I took, (thanks Marion!) of the Benjamin Moore’s Aura® Grand Entrance® brochure that you can pick up at your local Ben Moore store:


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Do you see the new colors exclusive to Aura® Grand Entrance®? They are the names listed without a color number. I suppose you just ask for them by name. 🙂

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                                                                                                                                   SHUTTERS    Harbor Haze 2136-60 ben Exterior Paint- Soft Gloss

                                                                                                                                      SIDING   White Diamond OC-61 ben Exterior Paint- Low Lustre

                                                                                                                                        DOOR   Caliente AF-290 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

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SIDING  Gunsmith Gray CW-65 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

DOOR   Mopboard Black CW-680 Aura Grand Entrance Satin

Your front entry is the first thing guests see when they come to visit. Make it grand! Has anyone tried Aura® Grand Entrance®  from Benjamin Moore? Love to hear reviews. Thanks!

Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. Hi! We need help choosing a color for our exterior doors. Our house is painted in Benj. Moore Great Plains Gold. We would truly appreciate any color suggestions you could make. Thank you so much!

    • Hi Lori,

      I would love to see photos of the front of your home to work together. To find the perfect front door color I have to look at color roof, color landscaping, house color, shutters, porch, etc. If you would like to work together, email me [email protected]. Thanks for writing!

  2. Kelly, came across this posting while looking for front door colors.
    Would you be able to give me some ideas.
    My husband and I have different choices in what color to use.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I’ve been looking into Benjamin Moore’s Aura Grand Entrance colors.

  3. Hey! I love this post- do I happen to know the siding color for the very first picture?! I am trying to find a color like that for my home 🙂

  4. Hello run across this site in my search for red doors. Do you know the siding color on the house with the red door
    I’m thinking I may want to change my house color now .

  5. Elegant Front door color Tan home at shore. When open the accents are dark blue.
    Is port o call a blue? if not what is a dark blue to use.

  6. Looking for a good grey to paint an old white dresser? It is whit gloss at this time.
    Walls are white wood floors and white and shades of dark orange and blues. I think a potty Grey or a bit darker?

  7. What beautiful doors! Any chance you would know (or guess at a similar color) of what the siding color in the first picture with the Red Tulip door is?

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