I’ve shown off our patio before and after, new patio table, and updated patio landscaping, but I try to strategically avoid taking close ups of the doors that lead to the mudroom and garage. You see, they are ugly. One is old faded colonial blue and the other is primed white with a yellowing vinyl trim. I guess the previous owners installed a new door but never painted it. So not only are they ugly, they don’t even match.
They are in desperate need of painting, so I did a few color mock ups. I know the actual colors will probably look different, and we’ll still get samples and all that jazz, so this is just to see what color family we’d like to have.
My first thought was to go with a cheery, but somewhat neutral, green. This is Sherwin Williams Relentless Olive. I hadn’t really thought about this until I saw the mock up, but I really like that the green ties into the plants around the patio. I think it looks colorful but cohesive.
Then I remembered from my Virtual Paint Makeover that I had done Carol-Lynn’s door in a deep plum which I thought looked really nice. This is Sherwin Williams Plum Brown. I like how it brings out some of the colors in the slate patio, but I’m not sure how I feel about it for our house.
I am always drawn to dark blue doors. This is Sherwin Williams Dark Night. I love the deep color and this particular shade. It looks like it has just a drop of green it it so it isn’t just a plain navy. Our front door, trim, and shutters in the front of the house are blue, so I’m not sure if I want more blue, but this is a pretty color.
What do you think? Any favorites? Oh and if you’re wondering about our Ikea Kitchen renovation, we’re still slowly plugging away at it. I’ll post soon about our progress!