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SUMMER PORCH INSPIRATION: GREEN FRONT DOORS

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Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This time of year, it seems that everyone has curb appeal on their minds. I recently saw a few inspiring photos of homes with bright green front doors, and loved the bold color so much, that I decided a green door moodboard was in order.

Green Front Door Inspiration

Before I get to the moodboard though, let me share a few of the photos that I found so inspiring!

DOOR COLOR: ASPARAGUS BY OLYMPIC
IMAGE SOURCE: HOOKED ON HOUSES | PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH WHITLAW LLEWELLYN

 

DOOR COLOR: FRESH APPLE BY BEHR
IMAGE SOURCE: BEHR 

IMAGE SOURCE: DECORATE 101 

DOOR COLOR: SASSY GREEN BY VALSPAR
IMAGE SOURCE: THIS OLD HOUSE | PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH WHITLAW LLEWELLYN

IMAGE SOURCE: BETTER HOMES & GARDENS 

DOOR COLOR: BUCKINGHAM GARDENS BY BENJAMIN MOORE
IMAGE SOURCE: HGTV | PHOTO CREDIT: KIM CORNELISON

DOOR COLOR: TRADD STREET GREEN BY DURON
IMAGE SOURCE: SOUTHERN LIVING | PHOTO CREDIT: HECTOR M. SANCHEZ

DOOR COLOR: QUARRY BY PRATT AND LAMBERT
IMAGE SOURCE: SOUTHERN LIVING 

IMAGE SOURCE: OPRAH.COM | PHOTO CREDIT: TAHVORY BUNTING, DENVER IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

IMAGE SOURCE: TEMPLE AND WEBSTER | PHOTO CREDIT: THE SOCIETY INC.

Are you ready to paint your front door yet? I’m seriously considering it. Here is the moodboard I put together for my own green door:

 

Green Front Door Mood Board Sources

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Door | Pillows Chairs
Brass Handset Porch Light | Planter
Doorbell | Brass Kick Plate | Doormat
House Numbers | Blue Candle | Pink Candle

Painting a front door is one of the easiest ways to add a ton of personality and a fresh dash of curb appeal to a home. If green isn’t your color, you really can’t go wrong with any brightly colored front door! Add in a few complimentary accessories, like throw pillows and updated house numbers, and your porch will be looking brand new in no time.

For this space, I chose accessories that carried a bit of the green from the door color, but mixed in turquoise and a few pops of bright pink for contrast and visual interest. The warm pink against the cooler greens and blues really stands out and gives the whole scene a fun and welcoming vibe.

To help the pink blend in a bit, I chose warm brass toned metals for the door handle, house numbers, kick plate, and door bell (probably my favorite thing on the whole moodboard!). All together, this porch has a cool, beachy, vintage vibe, but with a modern twist that would give any home a great dash of curb appeal for sure!

How do you feel about bright front doors? Would you go green, or do you prefer another hue?

As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site, ADaesthetic.com, or follow me on FacebookPinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends!

 

Could the Inside of Your Front Door Use a New Color?

An entrance interior is an often-overlooked opportunity to bring personality into the home. What will you do with yours?

February 8, 2016 – Houzz Contributor

 

Painting the exterior of a home’s front door a distinctive color is one of the fastest ways to add character and enhance curb appeal. But too often that’s where the color stops, resulting in a missed opportunity to carry the improvement into the entry by painting the other side of the door as well. If this is the case at your home, consider extending the exterior door color inside — or select another hue that both coordinates with the exterior while setting the design tone for the entry.

Here’s an entry that’s simply bursting with happy personality, thanks in large part to the color of the door. Just imagine if the door was white —much of the impact and charm would be lost.

 

In this example, the interior side of the door remains white. However, with the door ajar we see the pretty color selected for the exterior, giving us a glimpse of how the entry would read if the sky blue had been continued on the other side.

Crisp white on doors, trim and walls is classically attractive, yet a different kind of appeal is certainly possible when color is extended inside. The pale blue on this door is Farrow & Ball Blue Ground.

 

When deciding where to stop the color, there’s no right answer. Paint just the door, the door and sidelights, or go all out and paint the door, sidelights and trim. Such is the case here, with Benjamin Moore’s Midnight Bluemaking a dramatic statement in this entry.
The deepest shade of navy covers a door surrounded by white paneling here. The color looks fitting with the dark elements of the banister, stair treads and chandelier.
Spots of bright color work well with neutrals. Sherwin-WIlliams’ Mediterranean on the door, mixed with bright blue and lime green accents, creates a cheerful vibe.
The glossy apple green on the door and built-in console is a sleek complement to the warmth and texture of the brick and teak that line these entry walls.
Blue is certainly a popular choice for entry doors, and it’s no wonder. It invokes a sense of calm, and who among us couldn’t do with just a little more of that in our homes?
Red is another top choice: From apple red to the brighter shade of ripe tomato here, it’s a color that brings a sense of excitement and energy.
Here, Al Green by C2 Paint, a sophisticated yet edgy muted lime, stands out among the pale gray walls and white trim.
Benjamin Moore’s Gray, a stunning hue with blue undertones, makes an elegant statement on this beautifully paneled door featuring a brass mail slot. Can a door get any more chic?
A custom yellow green from Sherwin-Williams makes thishollow metal door an understated winner in a modern entry.
And don’t forget the attraction of classic black and white. Benjamin Moore’s Black covers the inside of this front door. Combined with pale gray walls, white trim and a small color accent, it adds up to an especially handsome entry.

Is there a favorite color you’d like to see enhancing the inside of your front door? Painting a door is a fairly simple one-day or weekend DIY job, depending on experience level. Here are the supplies and steps to get you on your way to a more colorful entry:

(Note: The steps will vary slightly depending on the door material and any previous paint, varnish or stain used on the door.)

Step 1. Begin by gathering your supplies: medium- and fine-grit sandpaper, tack cloth, painters tape, brush, adhesion primer and semigloss paint.
Step 2. Lightly sand the door to remove the top layer of varnish, paint or stain and give the surface a “tooth” for the primer to adhere to. Start with medium-grit sandpaper and finish with fine-grit; wipe clean with tack cloth.
Step 3. Tape the door edges and any hardware, leaving only the surfaces to be painted exposed.
Step 4. Paint a layer of primer. Consider KILZ Adhesion Primer, designed to bond to a variety of tough-to-paint surfaces.
Step 5. Let the primer dry, then very lightly sand with fine-grit sandpaper.
Step 6. Wipe clean with tack cloth.
Step 7. Apply the first coat of paint. This may be enough in many cases, or, depending on the color used, a second coat may be required for optimal results. If so, repeat steps 5 and 6, followed by the second coat.