Monday, September 20, 2010

What Was I Thinking??

I convinced Clint not too long ago that our front door color needed to be changed.  I had even asked you fine folks for your opinion.  I got some great suggestions, but Clint was not convinced we needed to change the color.  I pulled about 4 or 5 swatches at Home Depot that I thought would make a bold statement.  Clint, reluctantly picked a very pretty blue color with me.  This weekend, I decided to paint the door.  Here is what happened:



Ugh...The color is a little more baby blue than I wanted.  I will say though, it does show off the hardware nicely.  AND....Clint actually liked the change, but not the color!  So, we will be making another trip to Home Depot this week to find a new color.

What do you think?  Are we headed in the right direction, as far as blue-wise?  Or should we think about another color?  HELP!

13 comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

I think it's a nice color but something a little darker in the same family would look good too!

the cape on the corner said...

oooh, i like that color. at least in this image it isn't look baby blue, it's looking dusty blue. how bold of you, tho! can't wait to see what you choose instead!

haha, kitty stays!

Oonafey said...

I actually really like it. It looks steely blue in the pics. What color is it?

Irene at DesignstILes has an aqua front door. I can't find it on her blog, but here it is on Camila's blog:
http://high-heelfootinthedoor.blogspot.com/2010/08/open-house-design-stiles.html

Angela at The Painted House has a turquoise front door here:
http://www.tphblog.com/a-ranch-redo/

I definitely think you are headed in the right direction.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the idea of a blue, but I would agree that a little darker will be the best bet. Maybe a smokey mid-blue.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I actually like it! I agree, it doesn't look too "baby" blue in these pictures. But the important thing is, at least you're experimenting with color! And it's easy to change.

I wish I would have been a little more bold when I painted our door a few months ago, but the plum color is growing on me...

Kylie said...

I would probably go with something a little deeper and with a tinge of teal in it. But then again I'm a girl who loves some contrast. :)

Looking forward to see what you do...

Jenny said...

I kinda like it! Then again, I don't know what it looks like from further away, so I can imagine that the house might need something brighter/deeper. But the general direction (blue) looks good!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

I agree with the suggestions above; a deeper color would look great! :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

In the photo it does not look that bad, but I agree that a darker or a grayer blue would look even nicer. The most important thing is that you love it , otherwise it will never put you in a good mood for coming home. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I'm with everyone else. It actually doesn't look bad in the picture, but I know that colors in photos can be off sometimes. A darker/grayer color would look great!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

I like it! I think it looks nice with the khaki. But I understand wanting something more bold, darker, so it pops more. What about a deep royal blue?
Thanks so much for all your kind words - you are so sweet! Can't wait to see what color you choose...

Danielle

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the paneling on your front door...agree go with a deeper shade maybe Navy or for a fun pop of color I would go with Turquoise!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Dark teal! Ralph Lauren 'Reflecting Pool' is stunning. And I'm not just saying that because it's in my entry and may be painted on my front door soon as well!