I am drawn to homes that have unique front door colors. I crave something beyond the normal white, black or burgundy. Give me a unique color that tells me something about its occupants! I love being able to say, we’re the only house on the street with the purple doors.
Cameron Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Raleigh. It is tucked between Oberlin & Hillsborough Street (two very busy roads). The houses are old and the trees are ancient. But, there seems to be an ongoing competition for the boldest and brightest front doors. I spent an hour just walking around the neighborhood snapping pictures of these louder than words portals.
I used a Sherwin Williams color deck to choose an approximate match for each door. If you are considering painting your door with any of these colors, be sure to paint a large sample on poster board and hold it up to your door first. Keep in mind, some of the colors may need two coats before you see the true color.
And just in case you have a lust for the international palette, these are a few doors I spotted in the UK:
Talk about WOW factor! I found this green door online HERE.
And if that isn’t enough to catch your attention, look what Allison Cosmos did to this door:
This is my all time favorite front door photo from The Impatient Gardener. Could you tell that I’m drawn to blues?
Back at the Pretty Handy Girl abode, my home’s doors were purple for over 7 years. I decided to add some vibrancy and paint the front doors an amazing green (Benjamin Moore Perennial Green). The front doors are beautiful now, but this project turned out to be the DIY project from HELL! If you need to strip paint off your front door, I have some tips and a tutorial for you.
I have painted almost every room in our home now. Make that almost every room in two homes! You could say that over the years I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade. If you’re planning to paint, I recommend these favorite painting tools that I pull out for every painting job.
I am very particular about the colors in each of our rooms. I am a color nerd. Color evokes very strong emotions for me. When we paint the interior rooms of our home, I knew the exact color I wanted. But, it actually has more to do with the feeling the room should portray.
Our living room speaks of warmth and a comforting embrace (Wasabi Powder UL200-16 by Behr).
Our master bedroom must create serenity and peace (Tradewind SW6218).
Our kitchen greets me with a warm sunny disposition every morning (Shoreline 3006-6B by Valspar).
And the home office requires a neutral color so I can focus on color palettes for my graphic design clients and not my wall color. (Hot Spring Stones AC-31 by Benjamin Moore)
I hope you have been inspired! Now Go Bold or Go Home!
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