I mentioned in our back deck reveal that we recently painted the house (well, hired an amazing contractor to do so). As part of the painting, in addition to the house, trim & fence, we decided to throw in the front door too. I was originally thinking of painting it myself, but…. as long as we were hiring someone, it seemed easier to get it all done at once.
The previous door was dark gray/black color, and while nothing was wrong with the previous color, I love the look of a color on a front door. To complement the greige on the house, I chose Sherwin Williams Waterloo. It s a blue with some gray undertones, and in certain light can lean towards teal. It’s subtle enough that it doesn’t stand out too much, but bright enough that it’s no longer a basic black door.
And who doesn’t love a quick before and after?
(apologies for the Christmas photo; it was the only one I could find)
We love the after! In addition to the color, I added some fun 4th of July decor, including the wreath and some flags in the planters. The new runner (from Target) also looks great and fits better than the smaller rug here before. In addition to the front door color, the floor is now Lodge Brown solid stain from Sherwin Williams. Where it was mostly one color before, the contrast now makes the front of the house look so much better.
I used my trusty grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby, and replaced the burlap bow. It was looking a little dingy after being outdoors for many months. Some cute chevron and stripe burlap ribbons replaced the dirty burlap. The sign is a Hobby Lobby purchase from a few years ago and I attached it with some floral wire.
Some flags in the marigold planters completed the space!
I’m still looking for a few more pieces to add to the front porch, but it’s heading in the right direction!