Saturday, 23 March 2013

Choosing A Colour For The Front Door

As many of you know, The Hubs and I have been working really hard on our house over the past year.  One of our biggest accomplishments is the facelift we did on the front of the house.  We love the architectural style, although it is unusual for these parts, but were definitely not in love with the colour scheme.  Here's a referesher of how it looked when we bought it 5 years ago.

We have done a ton of work to the yard, there's actually 4 fewer trees now than in this picture.  The front has been painted, we changed all the hardware, numbers, mailbox etc.  What remains are new light fixtures and a new front door.  Here's how it looks today.
We're probably going to get the same style, flat panel, although there are some fantastic retro designs by Crestview Doors which are out of our price range.  The big question is what colour to paint the door.  Believe it or not, the door is the same colour in both pictures, the purple is not as bad with the grey but we're definitely not going with purple. So, I uploaded the picture to the Benjamin Moore Personal Colour Viewer and tried out some of today's most popular colours. 
Basil Green
Bermuda Grass
Scotch Bonnet
Jet Black
I've got my favourite, and The Hubs has his too (and they're not the same, shocking!), but I'm curious to know what you think.  Let me know which one you like the best. 


  1. The two of us sitting here both agree on the Bermuda Grass. Another option to consider since you've done a Caliente and Scotch Bonnet would be Sherwin Williams Copper Mountain. We had it on our door and loved it...but then replaced the door and need to paint the new one again. Good work over all with the whole house palette. Thanks Kevin (from Houzz)

  2. Bermuda Grass alllll the way!!!

  3. I like the Miramachi or caliente

  4. Bermuda Grass. DO ITTTT

  5. Bermuda Grass orrrr Scotch Bonnet :) can't wait to see the results!

  6. I can't pick! The black is a nice complement to the rest of the exteriors but the brighter color choices can give so much character. Any of those choices should be interesting for any passerby to look at. -Antonia @ A & B Siding and Roofing

  7. I like the black, it's simple!

  8. I found your blog when I was looking for photos of the color "miramachi which I'm thinking of using on my home. It's my favorite! I look forward to seeing what you end up going with!