This is the door that started it all. Well sort of.
I have a door almost exactly like this one – only the window is center instead of off center – that my neighbor gave to me when they got a new door. Why they would want any other door than this beautiful one is beyond me, but I am not going to argue, because now it is mine!
It is going to be our new front door – once I decide what color to paint it.
This beautiful blue door that you see here actually belongs to the talented Fifi –
so I cannot claim it.
But what colors to paint the door and the shutters?
The same colors? Contrasting colors? Bright & wild? Muted and safe?
Currently we have very old and faded green (almost gray) shutters and a red door.
I think I am done with red doors for now. It has been almost 6 years after all, and with the new door not yet installed this is the perfect time to pick a new color scheme.
So I decided to go to Valspar.com and have a little fun trying out some color ideas.
This cape cod style is pretty close to my house. My house is longer due to an addition on one end, but it is white, has a chimney, has the same basic roof line and dormers. I went ahead and created one to look as close to our existing colors as possible. The colors are a little off, but you get the general idea. Frankly, I could have done a better job matching the shutter color, but I got tired of fiddling with it and quickly moved on to the fun part – NEW colors!
Here are 4 options I created today –
Light Apple Green Trim, Aqua Door and Stoop, Cheery Red Shutters
So, what do you think?
Do any of these combo’s strike your fancy?
Would drive by my house and think I was that “what crazy lady chose those wacky colors? ” if I went with option #2?