Moving into a new house or apartment is like trying on someone else’s clothes. You might like your friend’s patterned dresses or covet her high heels, but her outfits likely don’t feel like “you.” That’s exactly how I felt when I came home every day to a front door decked out in maroon and white*:
Is it the ugliest color combination out there? No. Does it speak to my love of bright colors? Also no. Luckily, adding fresh front door paint is a super-quick update; mine took about half a day. Read on to see my new and improved front door hue.
I’ve always been a sucker for bright green**, and I love how it works with my home’s muted gray exterior and white trim. Emerald green (our September Color of the Month!) proved the perfect accent color to pick up on the greenery around the entryway. Here’s what it looks like now:
Much better, don’t you think? Also on display: Further evidence of my inability to resist decorative gourds. I just can’t help myself!
There’s certainly more work to do — next up I’ll be searching for the perfect holiday wreath, a new light fixture and an updated outdoor table — but the new hue makes me smile when I come home. And after all, isn’t that why we decorate in the first place?
What color is your front door? Does it reflect your personality?
*Please forgive my badly-groomed porch. I have approximately one million trees in my yard that drop a few wheelbarrow-loads of leaves per day. There are only so many hours in the day to rake, bag and sweep.
**I used HGTV HOME shade Parakeet for the door base color and a mix of Sherwin Williams hues Inland and Shamrock for the window trim detail.