Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thanks so much for your kind wishes yesterday. I'm feeling a little better today, and I made it home safely in the ice last night. Also the weather's so bad outside today it may be physically impossible to leave the house today. garage door may be frozen shut. So I'm currently curled up on the couch with my laptop...not too bad.

I hadn't planned on talking about front door colors yet, but since you're all interested I figured, why not? First, here's some cottage door eye candy:

My Sweet Savannah: both on her blog and on Rate My Space (aren't those numbers adorable?)

Flickr: Neosnaps (I don't love the exterior, but I love the door color)

Taken myself in Daybreak, Utah. Look at that amazing wreath!

Flickr: ilovebutter

Le Levandin: A Guest House in Provence (owned by a family friend who retired and moved to Provence...can you imagine?!)

Flickr: Exfordy

Flickr: La Fattina

Flickr: Neosnaps (Love this!)

I, obviously, want something that will add to the cottage feel of my house...but nothing over the top.

This is a larger view of our house - red brick and tan.

And these are some mock-ups of how different colors would look on my front door. These are probably my 3 favorite....but there may be colors I hadn't thought of. Let me know what you think!


Benjamin Moore Louisburg Green


Benjamin Moore Gloucester Sage


Black...yeah, you probably couldn't guess that :)

14 Suburbanites Said:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love all three. But, I really love.. the black!!

Unknown said...

All are nice but the black REALLY pops! They say the door is suppose to stand-out and I think #3 REALLY does. I loves the pictures of all the idea doors. I've been wanting to paint numbers on my door too! Glad you're feeling better and wish I could stay home because things are frozen. :)

ellie mae said...

Im still voting for the black. It really does pop out. Have a great day off :)

Wendy said...

My vote is for the "BLACK"! Can't go wrong with a black front door. My Aunt has a black front door and it looks amazing.

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Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I like the black a lot too. A suggestion is to look at your brick and find the darkest tone in it, and go with something similar to that -- maybe darker. I can't wait to see it!!

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

I guess I'll be the odd one out. Has to be one in every crowd right? I like number two! But then, I have a weakness for green. :)

Have fun deciding. I've been playing around for two days now on the BHG's color viewer with exterior colors. I guess we are both dreaming of spring!

Melaine Thompson said...


Anonymous said...

I am having the same dilemma myself and was going for the same muted blues and sage like colours or black. Wasn't sure if black was classic and classy or morbid!!! It was nice to see so many people voted black - it may influence my decision too. Good luck!

CaraStarr said...

I suppose you've already made your selection since it's now October, lol. Our new home has a base of an olive beige, Khaki maybe? and is accented with a deep DEEP blue on the shutters and front door. The blue is so dark it's nearly black, and it's got to have a grey base or something, because it isn't a navy blue... anyhoo. I love it. It's just a bit softer than black, but just as classy. what did you end up choosing for your door?

Anonymous said...

Doors look nice. I have black shutters with a colonial red door that I painted when we bought our house. I think now I am going to change my door to black now after seeing the pics. Also, a little tip, instead of hanging your wreath on a wreath hanger, try using fishing line, loop around wreath and tie knot at end and hang with a flat tack on the top of the door. Just make sure you hammer the tack in after hanging so it does not catch on the frame when you close it.

wcwalker said...

Our painter talked me into painting my front door eggplant...and I must say i love it! It's really cool at halloween a tiny bit spooky!

Rolf said...

I think lime green would’ve looked great on your door. Green is the color of balance, growth and harmony. In your suburban setting, it will have been the perfect choice if you want to promote love for nature, family, friends and home.

Rolf Matchen

Unknown said...

Aside from lime green, I think, shades of blue will look good on your front door! Though I’m not sure if it’ll help to create a cottage feel on your house, but all I know is that blue is very soothing not just to the eyes but to your senses as well.

-Willene Fagen

itshig said...

What color did you use for your main color on the house? My wife and I really like that color with the Gloucester Sage and want to paint our exterior with that same scheme. Thanks!!