How do you choose the colour of your front door?
Well if you have a white or cream house (or another pretty neutral shade) without any fixed elements, technically, your options are endless.
But are they?
The way to create flow from the outside to the inside is to look inside your front door. What are the colours in your entry or your adjoining rooms? That’s where you’ll find your front door colour.
If you haven’t really committed to a colour in your house, then you can simply choose any of the ones in this post.
Terreeia and I have been in Palm Desert for the month of January with my Mom, and this weekend we took a drive around the Palm Canyon neighborhood where all the prettiest and most famous front doors live. My Mom drove the car and I jumped out to take photos.
Here’s ‘That pink door’ the most famous one on the door tour. There is constantly someone out front taking a picture. It’s a good thing the design of many of these mid-century homes are focused around the pool in the back so the owners aren’t bothered by the constant stream of photographers.
All front door pics taken by yours truly 🙂 And I’ve even matched the colours for you in Benjamin Moore AND Sherwin Williams. And I’ve also included photos of what a room inside the house would look like if it flowed with the front door colour.
Benjamin Moore Luscious 1369
No door here, just desert landscaping! So pretty.
Benjamin Moore HC 138 Covington Blue or SW 6479 Drizzle
Benjamin Moore Bryce Canyon 098 or Sherwin Williams 6634 Copper Harbor
BM Meridian Blue 761 or SW 6781 Jamaica Bay
Benjamin Moore Golden Vista 308 or Sherwin Williams 6678 Sunflower
If you had this art in your entry (below), it would be the perfect inspiration piece for your front door colour.
via D Magazine
Benjamin Moore Athens Blue 797 or Sherwin Williams 6803 Danube
If your living room looked like this (below) it would be a no-brainer to choose a sky blue like this (above) for the front door.
image via Rue Magazine
Benjamin Moore Un-teal We Meet Again 739 Sherwin Williams 6766 Mariner
image via Jonathan Adler
Benjamin Moore Coat of Arms 763 or Sherwin Williams 9059 Silken Peacock
Benjamin Moore Glen Ridge Gold 301 or Sherwin Williams 6685 Trinket
Benjamin Moore Waterbury Green HC-136 or Sherwin Williams Composed 6472
No front door here, just an interesting, curved driveway with the car that matches the house.
Benjamin Moore Pomegranate AF-295 or Sherwin Williams 6321 Red Bay
Benjamin Moore Rhubarb 2007-30 or Sherwin Williams 6607 Red Tomato
via My Domaine
Benjamin Moore Buttered Yam AF-230 or Sherwin Williams 6643 Yam
via Homegirl London
Benjamin Moore Buckingham Gardens 545 or Sherwin Williams 9038 Cucuzza Verde
Image via My Domaine
My Mom and I climbed the Bump & Grind trail in Palm Desert many times, because it was only a 10 minute walk from the house we rented (Terreeia has a bad knee so she couldn’t come with us). Today, we went the highest we’d been the entire month, and here we are (below):
I’m wearing the pocket plus which is this magnetic pouch you can put your phone in when you’re running in your work-out gear. We bought it at the market in Palm Desert one weekend.
I feel so blessed to have a young Mom (she’s only 20 years older than me). If I didn’t live a 2 minutes drive away from her, I’d be REALLY missing her now that we’re going home, it’s been so nice living with her for the past five weeks.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
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