My front door is having an identity crisis.
And so is the rest of the outside of my house.
It all started with a fresh paint color on the little cottage front door
that made the house question everything.
We have talked about choosing the perfect white paint or deciding on where to place the sofa in the living room- but I am not sure we ever talked about exteriors and exterior paint ideas.
Because it isn’t just the front door-
there are french doors, back doors, porch doors, pet doors.
Allll those doors deserve a bit of love.
that is what it is about.
There is something about winter and the doldrums in the yard that make me want to re-do everything.
And this year- we are tackling just that. Next week, we are doing some garden prep work to get ready for spring planting and starting to tackle some of the long overdue outdoor projects that kept getting pushed to the side. And one of the projects on my list for the house this year?
A fresh coat of paint.
And that includes a new look for the doors.
Our front door is currently black. Which I do love.
It is classic. Simple. Cottagey-ish.
And the french doors (we have 4 sets of exterior french doors in the house) are white.
And the little cottage door is a soft gray blue.
Which I love as well and am kind of leaning towards.
But then I see yellow doors, pink doors, teal doors, bright blue doors,
even bleached wood doors and more.
And I stop and wonder if I am giving our front door the chance to shine bright
that it deserves.
So I have been scouring pinterest for the most charming, most delightful exterior door colors…
and in my pinning and research about THE perfect exterior door color- I thought maybe some of you might be looking for THE perfect color too…
You can find all of my inspirations and links HERE and these are some
of my current crushes:
|One Kings Lane|
Love. love. love white on white outdoors.
|Scout for the Home.com|
And with black and that teal door… so pretty.
Blush. Pink. Door. Why did I not know that I might need one?
|We Heart It|
Or maybe lean that pink a bit coral for more of a pop.
Bright blues certainly stand out and make a statement- and love them with the blue and white pottery.
|La Dolce Vita|
And this is gorgeous.
But I am a bit more subtle… so not sure exactly what I can get away with bold color wise.
So for more subtle and vintage- what about greens?
I am obsessed with this door.
and this one.
And then some of my favorites. Grays and blues.
|A little Country Charm. tumbler.com|
Obsessed with this color. Love love love.
This one is in the same family maybe a bit lighter- but could be the lighting.
And soft subtle gray is always a pretty color with whites.
And simple natural bleached wood – so pretty too.
So there you have some of the crushes I am pinning and what is inspiring me. I have the fresh white color all picked out for the exterior- and once I decide on THE perfect door color- I will let you know. Decisions, decisions, decisions…
stay classic with Black?
Go for the bold?
Or go for those subtle blue, gray, greens?
Something different like blush?
I am back to pinning for now- because I can’t decide.
Happy Friday everyone.