Painting our front door has always been on my to-do list but I never knew how to pick the perfect front door color. Since the day we moved in, I knew I wanted a colorful front door that was bold, unique and set our home apart from the rest on the block. Unfortunately a year and a half later, the door was still on the to-do list & still white.
Not that I didn’t appreciate white or don’t love a crisp, white door… I just knew I wanted a pop of color! What pop of color should it be exactly? That’s where I was stuck! Some days I wanted yellow, some days I wanted navy, I even tossed a few shades of gray into the mix at one point or another. The problem wasn’t necessarily getting the door painted, but more so picking the color to make it happen (all with the approval of my darlin’ hubby that wasn’t always sold on a bright door, or any colored door for that matter).
How to pick the perfect front door color
The more I researched stalked the blogosphere, the more I was able to eventually identify my philosophy on colored doors, which gradually gave me the confidence to pick the perfect color for me & check this job off the to-do list once and for all.
Thanks to a post from one of one of my all-time fav bloggers, Dana from House*Tweaking, my philosophy became clear on how to pick the perfect front door color. I strongly agreed with her when she mentioned that a colored door should give the neighborhood a little hint of what they would find in your home. The door selection should be an extension of the “flavor” of your home. Dana was so right! How did I not think of that before?! And just like that, my decision was made. For example..
I love a yellow door… but yellow isn’t necessarily the “feel” of my home.
I love a navy door… but was navy the overwhelming color in my home? Hmm… not exactly.
Painting Our Front Door
A blue-ish/teal-ish door… well, I had never really thought about that before, but wow… how spot-on to my home’s “style”. So just like that… blue it was! Blue was the color that would give that sweet lady walking her dog each morning a peek into what our home was all about.
I chose Benjamin Moore’s Covington Blue to be exact. The door required TWO coats of paint over two days.
Clearly, one coat just didn’t cover evenly.
But because we loved our Covington Blue so much, we didn’t stop there. Surprise, Surprise…
A big difference from what it looked like when we first moved in, huh?
We love, love, love the new color it brings to our space and think that it flows perfectly with our blue accents. Yes, the door is a little bold & outside of our comfort zone, but we could not be more excited about the change! Even Matt is a fan & has converted to Team Colored Door! (Another accomplishment I can check off of my to-do list).
More Blue Doors!