Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our Front Door Needs Help

We've lived here in our little ranch home for a little over 4 years now and still haven't re-painted the front door. Currently it is painted a greige shade similar to the siding. We love our little home, but can't decide on a color that will be perfect for the door. But one thing's for sure, it needs a pick me up!

As you can see, our home is a basic brick ranch and our bricks are more of an orangey color than a red. So, question goes out to you fabulous readers...what color would you paint our front door? White, black, a fresh coat of greige, or something a little bit bolder?

I need some serious inspiration! Thanks, loves.

xoxo

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lose the shutters and storm door (to show off your great door) and paint it aqua.

jeweloftheprairie said...

I was going to say the same thing! - but I think you should keep the shutters. I think shutters are super cute :-)

But definitely aqua or turquoise - something fun and bold.

Freckles Chick said...

I just painted ours a semi-gloss black & LOVE it! I instantly thought of Darby's (@ Fly Through Our Window) recently spruced up exterior......black shutters, black front door.

I love your landscaping--we have NO curb appeal at all. Makes me sad. =[

nikinikinine said...

Black. I saw a "brownstone" in Chicago with a similar color scheme and I LOVED the look of the black door. Unfortunatley I suck as a photographer. But here's the pic: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-ZBGFTxJBWI/Ss3rvvu3axI/AAAAAAAAIDE/gRscIO-L0rQ/s800/september%202009%20110.jpg

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I think turquoise would look great with the bricks!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love black! It what I did with my front door, but before I clicked on the comments I was totally think a great turquoise color would really help it pop and stand out. Loved that everyone else was on the same page as me!

Emily said...

I don't like to give advice when I don't know for sure...so I copied your pic into photoshop. Black door (and shutters) look amazing! I also tried yellow door (not so amazing) and turquoise - great, but it leaves me not sure about the shutters. Email me if you want the photoshopped images emilymckevitt at gmail dot com.

sara said...

black is so overdone. As is red. I say look through inspiration photos of doors in europe and go wild with a color you absolutely love. Even if you love it for only a couple years, black will always be there.
How about an apple green to show off your bushes?

Cori said...

I like black too with big black planters to go with that fab new Overstock rug!

Jen M said...

I think a nice, bright turquoise would be fun!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I guess it would depend on the look you are trying to achieve. If you want fun and modern, go with something bright. For a more sophisticated look, black is a winner.

leighuf said...

Personally, I'd be too afraid for turquoise! Safe bet is black. Maybe even paint the shutters black too.

Jennifer said...

I would lose the storm door, too. and you can't go wrong with high-gloss black -- super-chic. but I can see you liking yellow too, though it might take a few tries to get the right shade. luckily it won't take much paint so if you don't get it right the first time, you won't lose much time or money. apple green sounds fun, too!

Suzie said...

A glossy BLACK!

Joi said...

THANKS for all of the suggestions! You guys are the best.

Emily-I am definitely emailing you! You are too sweet to phhotoshop that for me. Muchas gracias!

Jesse said...

I also vote black! It's classic.

HomageBlog said...

I would paint it black - classic and chic. ~K

Melissa said...

You could go young house love style and paint the door red and paint the shutters black. You could also paint the shutters black and have a turquoise/aqua door, that would be interesting to photoshop as well! =) Can't wait to see what you pick!

Lindsay said...

I would paint it black, like the other commenters. We have a red brick home and considered painting our door red, but it's REALLY tricky to find the right shade that will work with a brick. Black, like a dress, allows for "accessories" of any kind - like your front planters with pinks, blues etc...It's just a really nice backdrop. Some would think it's safe, but I think it's dramatic.

Diva Style said...

Def green (like crayola green)...to set off that lovely foliage...even though I know it's about to be winter.

You Paid More Than Me said...

Glossy black!!

Melanie said...

First thing that came to my mind was black and then painting the shutters the same.

Quinn said...

I think I would paint the bricks first to match the siding.

storm said...

Security of the home should be considered more important, so its best to buy the storm doors and installed in your home. You can feel the pleasure of watching outside movements, at the same time well protected from insects,driving rain, damaging hail and gusty winds. It also reduces the effect of air leaks from the primary door.

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