White doors are soooooooo 2012….
Am I right ladies???
Just kidding. I have plenty of white doors in my house but I decided to add some color to a few key doors in my house. I did the back of my front door ages ago and I la- ha- love it.
I know it’s not for everybody. You may have noticed the purple door in this post about my cross overload.
It’s a purple with gray undertones that really compliments the wall color.
I like it from every angle.
Like I said I did it about a year and a half ago and didn’t think about painting doors with “color” until I re-did my daughter Devon’s room. I wanted to layer in a third color with the lime and turquoise, so painted the closet door and the back of her bedroom door a creamy raspberry pink color.
I posted all about that big transformation here.
After that, I thought my door painting days were over until I started seeing some pins on Pinterest that really stood my eyebrows up (in a good way- not a Tierra from the Bachelor way).
This one is awesome:
I am kind of the opposite of most Pinterest addicts. When I see something I like I HAVE to do it.
I did my doors in my kitchen that lead out to my deck first.
Look how path-a- tique these looked:
Well, pathetic might be a but harsh but let’s be honest. They are totally Emily from last season’s bachelorette- no personality.
No that’s not right. At least Emily is gorgeous.
They are totally Ben from the season before.
(Why do I watch that show if I have nothing nice to say about the people on it?)
I lived with it until today actually but wasn’t in love. Being stuck inside during a huge snow storm with the color I needed in the garage was enough to get me to make the change. that I tought it needed. I was nagged by the thought that it would look better with the lighter green color I used for those other two projects.. It goes muuuuuuuuch better with the curtains and the general vibe of the kitchen. Don’t you think?
(I made those curtains too but that’s for another post.)
You may think that’s where the story ends but I couldn’t stop there.
Just because I happened to have the perfect color on hand (it’s the color I used for my downstairs bathroom) I painted the back door leading out to my backyard as well.
I thought of this idea and began exectuing it within 2 minutes.
What can I say? I get antsy.
So this door went from this:
…in about a half an hour.
Here are a few more shots.
So there you have it.
I think adding color to doors works if it’s a sort of stand alone door. My front door, kitchen doors and back doors don’t have other doors near it so they can have a pop of color. In other words, I wouldn’t paint one door in a hallway with color and leave the others white. That won’t work.
For Devon’s room, when the door is open or shut from the outside, the white face shows and matches all the other doors in the hall. The pink is only on the other side and Devon gets to enjoy that little burst of color when she is in her room with the door shut.
As you can tell, I am not afraid of color.
Sometimes my color fearlessness can get me into trouble, but I think adding some color to doors is actually a safe way to brighten up a space, especially if you got neutrals going on all around you.
What do you think?