I’ve been rolling this idea around in my head for a little while. The dark grey paint on the inside of our front door had gotten really chipped over the last couple of years and I just really like the look of colorful interior doors. But I’m not really a big “colors person”. You may have noticed. I’m slowly coming around to the world of color a bit more lately, but it’s going to take some time. 🙂 I wanted more of an “almost color” if I could find it. Something that would look clean and happy and fresh, but still not be like “Bam! I’m a blue door! Deal with it!”
Actually, I thought the perfect color would be the color of this Pottery Barn Pitcher/Vase thing that I’ve had in my dining room for the last couple of years. It’s blue, but I’ve never felt like it’s been an eyesore or something that I needed to take out of the room for a particular season. It’s kind of like the lightest blue/green/grey ever, which of course ended up being a bit difficult to find, so I decided to mix my own!
You can see the vase/pitcher thing in this photo here from my Easter dining room.
Here’s how the hallway used to look. We had the dark, dramatic walls, but also a dark door color as well and it made the whole hallway feel like kind of a dark tunnel. This was a couple of years ago before we installed our new flooring as well.
I ended up using Martha Stewart’s Antique Sky Chalky Paint and then I toned it down with a bit of grey chalky paint that I already had at home. It was the perfect color! Well, maybe it’s actually a bit more saturated than what I was originally going for, but I do love it. I didn’t realize it at first, but my neighbor pointed out that it’s pretty much an exact match for Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue, so if you want a color similar to this, that’s the one you should be looking for!
So here’s the door now!
With the new flooring that we put in and now this easy update with the new door color, it really feels so much brighter and cleaner in here even with that dark wall color. It’s pretty hard to take photos with all the walls so dark in here, but I do still like having one little space in the house with these super dark, kinda dramatic walls. I’m sure it won’t last forever, but it’s fun for now!
Do you have any brightly painted doors or bright-ish colored doors in your home? What do you think of the blue that I chose?
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