You guys, I am so excited about this. Last month I shared my favorite paint colors for front doors and my little Photoshop experiment on choosing a new color and I finally got around to choosing a paint color. I was pretty convinced of going with a soft lime green but at the last minute I went with a bright teal and I’m so glad I did!
I started with about 50+ teal paint swatches and narrowed it down to two colors. I bought samples of both colors and painted a small section of the doors. Much to my surprise I kinda hated both of them. So I went back to both Home Depot and Lowes, got even more swatches and ended up choosing Backstroke by Valspar. I used the the Duramax paint and primer in one in a satin finish. It only took 2 coats to get a a nice even coverage. I removed the door knob and let it dry the entire day. We added the door knob back on right before we went to bed. I also added a thin layer of vaseline to the tops of the doors to prevent to doors from sticking.
I planted some orange mums and swapped out the red door mat for this new, slightly more modern door mat from Target. I also replaced the weathered brass door knocker for an antiqued bronze one that matches the door knob. Simple project and such a huge impact. I love how you can notice the door color even at night. And now I can say, “Oh, we’re the house on the right with the bright teal door!”
Now my next step is finding an antiqued bronze wall light fixture that I actually light. What type of outdoor wall light would you recommend? I’d love something slightly modern but it’s proving to be harder to find than I thought!