Isn’t the front door of a house the most fun (and easiest) to makeover?
It’s such a quick fix, you can nearly change it with the seasons.
It’s also the first thing you normally see when you come to someone’s house. It sets the mood before you even get inside.
When we first moved in, the mood was gray. Literally. A dark and and uninviting gray.
At the time I wanted to paint it a color that matched the brick, so that’s what I did. I found myself a color, orange in this case, and took to the door.
It was an improvement for sure, and I liked it for a while until it struck me that contrast and complimentary are your friends, and matchy-matchy is not.
So, away to the store I went. Blues are complimentary to oranges, and since our brick color wasn’t going to change, I hit up the blue paint swatches and picked out the first one that caught my eye.
I don’t have any photos of the painting process because I wasn’t thinking, and it was 1am. But here she is in all her bluish/turquoise afterglow.
It’s modern and fun, and plays really well off of our brick color.
And see what I mean about the pillar color? Needs to be darker. Maybe I’ll go drastic and pull color from the darkest tone in the brick. The dark brownish/gray? That would be a statement!