|Living room: Chocolate Shake Greige with a Tomato colored couch.|
I am painting my doors.
All of them.
Most of them have gaps at the top and need to be rehung and/or sanded down anyway, so as long as they are coming down they are getting a facelift. Not that they need it or anything — I have great doors. I love my doors.
One of the first things I noticed about this place was the doors — they are nice and sturdy Midwestern farm house doors with substantial molding in every room. Even the bathroom. Nothing fancy but they lend a lot of character and I have wanted to paint them each a different color for months. Months I tell you. Probably since moving day last fall. But I resisted because, 1. I wanted to live in the space a while before making a color decision, and 2. To get a rich, saturated color I’m going to need to use oil-based paint, which means I will need to keep the windows open for 24 hours or more (and in my neck of the woods, with my allergies, late summer is the only time of the year I can do that).
So it looks like I’m about to embark on a door painting blitz and I’m starting with the living room.
Initially I was thinking red doors. Red doors are classic, no? But then I bought a ginormous reddish-orange couch (cushion pictured at the bottom) and that’s too matchy-matchy for me. According to Ye Ol’ Color Wheel, the exact opposite of the tomato color couch is teal. I never thought about teal doors before but the idea is growing on me. But is a teal a happy color? Maybe I would be better with yellow. Then again, yellow might not look that nice in gloss lacquer next to brass hardware. It needs to be dark. What about Navy? Is Navy too boring? Maybe Navy would look better in the kitchen with the hot pink.
|Dark Teal | Red | Navy | Blue | Orange|
Generally, I like to consider myself a decisive person, especially when it comes to the look of things. I have never been one of those people who takes three friends to the dressing room to get outside opinions before buying something. I know what I like and get it. Period. But Geez, this door thing has thrown me for a loop! I can’t decide.
What do you guys think?
I’m open to suggestions. Anything. Anything but white.