Sunday, July 10, 2011

Picking a colour for our front door ...

Ever since we moved in last year I have been contemplating what colour our front door should be.  Initially I was thinking of a brick red or burgundy tone, I've always wanted a red door.
I thought we could match the color of these chairs I found on Kijiji last year. I tend to like a consistent color pallet throughout a home, our gas stove is burgundy so we do have a couple of hints of this color inside the house.  I noticed the paint is starting to chip on these chairs so I'm not opposed to painting them to match a new front door colour.  Last week I was inspired by Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) and her post on paint and color    I love so many of the door colors in the post.  I decided to consult with Brittany and get her input on our front door, I did limit Brittany by asking her to pick an Annie Sloan Paint Color, I really want to paint the chairs out using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so why not use it on the door too!  Following are some of her recommendations, I'd love your input on which one you like.

I look forward to hearing your input, and click here for your own color consultation from Brittany.  Now if I could only get her to come here and build me something <grin>.

3 comments:

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

I like the Aubusson Blue. Don't you have a similar blue in your kitchen too?

Lucys Baby said...

The blue would be my choice of the colors shown. However... if you like the chippy worn look, you could use Caromal Colours textured basecoat Colonial Blue , over Chocolate, (with chipping cream between the two coats of CC. This would give you a nice brown to match the trim on the outside, and the blue would be your accent color. When you paint it on, don't smoosh and moosh, apply in brush strokes, I know they tell you not to, but when you can- also you can take a chipping brush, wet it, shake out the excess water, lightly drag over the Colonial Blue, you'll get a nice smooth look, then sand it- so the brown will show through. I'll do a sample for you on my site, so you can SEE it!

Memory Lane Cottage said...

I love that idea Jan! I have some Colonial Blue that I was considering but I love the idea of using the chipping cream over Chocolate!

Jo