Okay, here’s the question of the day: what color should I paint our front door? Right now, it’s a dark red that’s almost maroon, but not quite. It’s a nice color, but there are large holes in the door where the previous owner had a brass pineapple door knocker. And the door color just isn’t us (spoken on behalf of my husband, who couldn’t care less about the color of our front door). Okay, it just isn’t me.
It’s not that it’s a bad color. But the house is red brick that’s more brown-based than red. See:
Right now, I feel like the door is just a darker version of the house, and it needs a dose of bright and fresh instead. It needs something different to feel young and full of life.
I was originally thinking green. True, there’s lots of green around the house, between the grass and trees and shrubbery. But green looks great with brick. See:
The colors aren’t right next to each other, but take my word for it that the green looks great with the brick. We also have a dark grey/black roof and black shutters to work with, in addition to white trim and columns. The white that’s around our door will stay, but I do intend to paint the storm door the same color as the main door. I think that makes the door look like it has proper proportions.
So I’m (we’re) considering green. Scott voted for that yesterday, until I proposed orange as another option. He likes orange because it’s one half of his school colors, and Scott is nothing if not a loyal fan. I like that.
The list now includes green and orange. Then as soon as I narrow down the options, I want to branch out again. I really like the way this looks:
I love the light greenish grey, but I think it’s maybe not bright enough for the “fresh, young” house facelift. But then there’s dark grey-ish blue:
Really nice, right? Classic, a tiny bit modern (although that might have more to do with the building and trim than the paint color combo).
I’m still leaning green. The orange is too close to the brick color for me to be really enthusiastic about it. It is so darn full of life though. The other colors might not have enough punch. But I really love them all. What would you do?