Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pop of Color

Pop of Color, or #poc as it's known in the twitter world, is old news, I know, but I'm a big believer in it. A bold accessory pulls an outfit together and a bright lipstick can add glamour to the most tired of faces, but what about a front door? 

A rusty orange, perfect for Fall. 

This would be perfect in Palm Beach, but I'm not so sure the husband would go for it here!

A bright yellow with black hardware would definitely add a pop. 

Red would be great in a high gloss paint. 

And then, there is always Kelly green. My all time favorite. 

A few things to consider when painting your front door:
What direction does your house face? Our house gets the afternoon sunlight and doesn't have a ton of shade, so a deeper color like red or orange would work really well. 

The door that we have doesn't have a lot of pretty architecture to it, so adding great hardware, like a great door knob and knocker can dress up a less than stellar door. 

Lighting is so important on the front of the house and should compliment your door and it's color. I wouldn't put the same lighting on an orange door as I would with a Kelly green door. 

I've been debating for a few months now on what color I want to paint my front door. When we moved in, it was a hideous burgundy, my absolute least favorite color. We painted it as soon as we moved in a colonial blue, but I'm so bored with it. When we were in Paris a few years ago, I remember all of the buildings having gorgeous, bright doors. My house is light blue, so my options are pretty endless on what color would look good. What do y'all think? What color would you choose? 



  1. I used Farrow and Ball blazer on our last house & LOVED it!!!! It is the perfect orange red:))))

  2. I love this idea! When we start renovating the outside of our home, I def plan to do add a pop of color with the front door! Love the orange!!!

  3. We just painted ours red and I have gotten SO many comments! It took more coats then I thought but it turned out really well! I think that kelly green door could be ADORABLE with a pretty gray house!

  4. I went with yellow! So sunny :) The kelly green is beautiful, definitely my favorite here ♥