4.28.2014

House of Turquoise

While red is a wonderful color and looks great on many things, my front door is not one of them.  YES, many homes look so charming with a red front door - again, not mine. Guess what? When we bought our home - red door!  Not only did it not look good with the original color of the house, it did not look good with our re-painted house.  When we were house searching I already knew I wanted a turquoise front door.  I was not sure of the shade, but it was going to be turquoise.  I walked up to every door with my eyes squinting, trying to see if I could picture the color change on the door.  We didn't really have that long of a home search before we landed on ours.  Walking up to it - the door color would be changed along with the house color.  So - no worries there.

I thought I had a better "before" picture of the red door, but in all the move and rush of painting - this is as good as it gets.  The bottom right picture is the color of red that was on the outside of the door.
A few months down the road after the purchase, when we began to paint the outside of the house - we had a little "snafu" if you will.  I will save you from this story - until another time of course.  Lets just say I was completely re-thinking my whole color scheme including my beloved turquoise door!  Hubby fixed everything (as usual..blah) and I got my door!

We do have a glass storm door that is not pictured.  I have considered removing it (eye sore), but the dogs love it so much when we have the door open because they can look outside and enjoy harass the people and animals that walk by all day! We have plans to paint our porch tile grey.  We will use the outdoor porch paint that we purchased for our striped floors in the craft room.  We had it matched to the outside of the house because we knew we would not use the whole gallon inside.  
Don't ya'll just love our gold mail slot?  Yes, that is really how we get our mail!  I have a basket inside to catch everything.


I loved the "after" so much that we decided to paint our side door by the garage.
And our back doors.
The dark grey and white trim on our house makes these doors POP! The front door is still red on the inside.  I cannot decide what color to paint it.  Take a look at our living room and give me some help! White, light grey, dark grey, turquoise?  Keep it red? HELP! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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20 comments:

  1. Love the color, the doors really pop with the turquoise! I would paint the inside the same color as your trim and use some turquoise accents.

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    1. Really Love your door. Great selection of color :)

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    2. Love your door! Great selection of color :)

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  2. I LOVE that color blue! Have always wanted either a turquoise or tangerine door. pinning!

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    1. Thanks! There are many samples underneath that final color! Tangerine sounds fun!

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  3. I am soooo jealous of people with brightly colored doors! This looks great.

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  4. My favorite color. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  5. I agree with Sherilan...keep it coordinated with the interior of the house and let that darling turquoise door special to the exterior. If you want something different on your interior door maybe paint it a couple shades darker than your walls. I love what you've done to the house.

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    1. I have some paint left over from my bedroom (which is darker grey than the living room) so I may try that on the inside of the door! I am just not sold on the red...

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  6. My complete favorite color! So beautiful. So nice that I found you through SITS girls link up on Facebook.

    http://www.happilyembellished.com

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    1. Thanks! I have a lot of hints of turquoise throughout my house - one of my favorite colors too!

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  7. Love the turquoise color! Great choice. I think the problem with red is just like in lipstick, it's very hard to get the red the right shade for it's surroundings.

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  8. It looks great! Such a beautiful and joyful color.

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  9. LOVE this idea! Would never have thought to paint my front door turquoise, but it looks SO good! I'm very tempted now…

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    1. Do it! I love driving up to my house and seeing the door from the street! I am always like "Hmmm, I wonder who lives in that cute house with the turquoise door?"!! haha.

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  10. I love your turquoise door! I'd love to paint the interior side of my living room front door that color -- but I am sure my husband wants to keep it white! I am working hard to try and add some color to my home.

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  11. Turquoise is my favorite color -- we have it everywhere in our house. Your porch looks so inviting! :)

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  12. I love love love this color on your door! I'm getting ready to paint mine (currently red but looks faded) I was going to re-paint it red but maybe I'll be brave and go outside the box like you did! It looks great! I was just stopping by from the Sits girls link up on Facebook! I'm glad I found your site it's really cute!
    Jessica from www.sparklesandglue.com

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