Clark+Kensington Madison Ave

Our laundry room is off a little hallway by our kitchen, right next to the pantry (or rather, a closet that we use as the pantry) and across from the powder room. It’s kind of in the middle of the action visually speaking. We normally leave the door from the hallway to the laundry room open because it’s a dark hallway, and the light from the exterior door in there helps brighten up the hallway. Our powder room has a light turquoise with grayish undertones, and being right across from the laundry room, I wanted to tie in the two somehow.

With the help from my friends at Ace Hardware, we painted the laundry room a little while back using Clark+Kensington Baby Elephant. I’m still happy with this color, and I like how the bold color makes the space feel nice and cozy. I was asked by Ace to do a project that broke traditional paint rules, so I thought I’d step out of my comfort zone of the all white doors that we have going on in our house right now.

Painting interior door light turquoise. Color is Clark+Kensington Madison Ave

For this newly painted door, I used Clark+Kensington Madison Ave. It’s a nice light turquoise that gives a little nod to the similarly colored powder room across the hall.

Clark+Kensington Madison Ave turquoise paint color for door

I used Premium Interior Satin Enamel.

Clark+Kensington Interior Satin Enamel paint for door

It ties in perfectly to our powder room and does just what I hoped – adds a bit of color and cheer to this room.


I think at one point this room was actually a storage area that you could get to from outside, and the washer and dryer were in the closet we use as a pantry. Everything fits in this room, but barely, and the washer and dryer just squeeze in there. When it comes time to upgrade, we’ll definitely have to take a close look at appliance measurements. But, I can’t complain because I much prefer having an actual laundry room to a laundry closet.

I’ve used the Clark+Kensington paint a number of times now, and as always, it was easy to apply and coverage was great. I’m happy to add a bit of cheer to this room, since with this baby coming any day now, it’ll be nice to have a happy space to do the extra laundry.

Products used: Clark+Kensington Interior Paint and Primer in One Interior Satin Enamel

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I am a member of the Ace Hardware Blogger Panel and was provided the product and supplies for this project. I was also compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own.


  1. says

    Ooh, I love that color on your door. What a fun pop of color! If I had an ACE gift card, I would buy new a new light fixture for our dining room makeover we’re working on.

  2. Amy says

    I love the Madison Ave color with your mocha walls. It goes so well. I looked around at the site and I would buy paint for my laundry room (probably a color similar to Madison Ave actually) and buy a retractable clothes dryer as well! :)

  3. says

    I love the color combo of the door & walls. Looks great!
    I would use it to get the paint and screen-repair supplies we need to clean up our screen porch to make it a functional space again in spring. That’s the next huge project on the list! Right now its used as storage, and I’d really like my kids to be able to play out there. But it needs some major rehab first!

  4. Ashley C says

    I’d use it towards paint we need for our new house. The whole house needs painted!


  5. Pamela Ohsan says

    I would do what you did! We just got new doors installed, and I am always staring at the flat white door. The light turquoise color would add a cool accent to our living room :)

  6. Nicole Dz says

    I would like to use the gift card to buy a new drill set, so I can have help with projects, this will make some a lot easier.

  7. says

    I am painting all my trim and doors white upstairs in my house. I actually painted the inside of my husbands closet C & K Baby Elephant. The inside of the hallway closet is C & K Oyster Pearl. Now I have to pick a color for the hallway and stairway…so I would spend the gift card on paint! and more paint!

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