We moved to a newer house in the spring and are slowing making it feel like our own. The brown front door is a classic but frankly I find it quite boring. Boring brown is the color name that I gave the door.
Dark brown is a safe and conservative color for a front door but who wants to be safe when it comes to a front door? After all, it’s just paint! It’s not forever.
I knew that boring brown had to go but wasn’t sure which color to go with. The brick color is an orange brown color so a similar color would like copper or burnt orange would look nice. But on the other hand, the opposite of orange on the color wheel is blue so some shade of blue against the orange would really pop!
So I asked social media which color should I go with…..
A shade of blue? I was personally favoring the teal blue that I used for our patio set earlier this summer. It was a nice deep teal, powerful enough to pop against the orange but dark enough that it wouldn’t look silly in snow. Lighter shades of blue definitely look better in warmer climates! But I was concerned that a teal blue might be too bold!!! We would be the boldest door in the neighborhood!
Another favorite for me was copper. The copper door looks very nice against the brick – powerful yet elegant.
So the winner in the social media poll was…….the teal blue by far. Copper only got a handful of votes. I also asked a couple of neighbors what they thought and they voted for teal blue. So I got my confidence up and painted it bold blue teal!
We are officially the boldest door in the neighborhood! I opted only to paint the door and not the sidelights. It’s a current trend to have the door one color and the sidelights a different color. An entire teal door would be TOO MUCH TEAL!!! Even for me (lol)
Once the door was painted, the brown on the overhang really stuck out like a sore thumb so that got painted too.
Painting over the overhang from dark brown to a cream makes such a difference. It was detracting attention from the front door – the focal point.
So are you feeling bold enough to paint your front door a bold color?
I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Stager. Real Estate Investor. In 2006, at the request of a realtor, I staged my very first home. Staging houses was just starting to become popular. I was very nervous staging my first house, but the sellers liked their newly redesigned home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price. I went back to design school and have never looked back. Since 2006, I have been staging & styling spaces to make them look like they belong in a magazine page, and buying “fixer uppers” to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent them out. I’m currently living in my 8th “fixer upper.” Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home stunning, how to sell your house for top dollar AND how to become financially independent one fixer upper at a time!