You may have heard me complain a time or two about the color of our house. The outside is painted the blandest beige I’ve ever seen. And the trim is another shade of beige (yay). It’s just middle-of-the-road and boring. Even our front door was beige, which left the outside looking so flat and one dimensional.
Now, I have this huge dream to paint our house white with black trim so that it has a cottage-y feel, but painting the house isn’t really in the budget just yet. So for the time being, I’m doing what I can to spruce it up a bit – starting with the front door.
I wanted to repaint it something that would really pop. My three favorite front door colors are bright yellow, black and shades of blue. They just create such an inviting door that says “Come in!”, don’t you think?
But knowing that I wouldn’t be changing the color of the house for a while, I had to find something that wouldn’t look terrible against the beige. Yellow probably would have looked yucky, and black would have left it still very boring, though it would have worked colorwise. So I decided that a shade of blue was my best bet.
Since our pantry door is already a darker turquoise (see it here) and it’s in the room that you walk into from the front door, I didn’t want to pick something too close in color that wouldn’t match (and therefore looked like a mistake) and I didn’t want to use the same color and make everything matchy-matchy. So I ended up moving toward a greenish-blue, and picked this lovely minty shade (Behr Tropical Trail, exterior flat).
I was a little worried when I started painting it on, because boy was it bright. But now that my eyes have adjusted, I really love it! It still doesn’t look great against that beige (would anything??), but our entry is much better than it was. I think if I could go in and paint the exterior trim white, it would really help. But that would require ladders and roof climbing… so maybe I’ll just wait and leave it to the pros when I can afford it (it’ll be cheaper than a hospital bill).
In the meantime, once I make it past the blah-beige, I feel very cheery walking into my house thanks to my newly painted mint front door.