House & HomeSeptember 2, 2015

It’s Only Paint.

My nesting urge is reaching far beyond the nursery right now- we had our house re-painted (I think it had been 15 years since it was last done and was peeling in dinner plate sized chunks!)  Now that it’s all fresh and clean, I am thinking I’m going to go bold for this fall/ holiday season and paint my door chartreuse (the color I blogged about recently as being hot for fall!)  I know, the black is nice, but I can always paint it black again when I get sick of it. I’m game for a CHANGE!  Your front door is such an easy, inexpensive place to try something fun.

I tested two Benjamin Moore samples this weekend and am torn between the more yellow, brighter one left and the slightly more muted version at right.

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Side note: I hate my walkway and steps but after getting a quote from a mason to redo it in bluestone we are most certainly going to have to wait.

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Some inspiration imagery of doors in similar colors:

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Loving this color with grey siding and white trim (pic by Chic Little House)

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Lauren Liess used this color on the interior of a door too and it looks awesome (but I’m sticking to just the exterior in this house)

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Thinking ahead to the holiday season, I think this color makes an awesome backdrop to wreaths, like this magnolia leaf one (maybe with a gold ribbon? Or black and white plaid?) and window boxes filled with chartreuse toned greens!

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I need a new doormat and house numbers too.

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Also hoping to find two boxwood topiaries like this to flank the door since one of my current evergrenn ones has clearly bitten the dust hard. Hey, they lasted almost three years, so I feel pretty good about that!

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