To know me is to know that I have this thing with front doors. I first noticed this love on a trip to London a few years ago. I noticed I was staring more at the doors that what the actual house looked like. They say wedding invitations are the first impression someone has of how your wedding will be (which I think is utter BS) but to me a front door is the first impression someone has of your home. My love for doors grew exponentially after a my summer in Paris. I would spend days walking around only taking photos of doors. I would get the craziest stares in the streets, from locals no doubt, wondering why this crazy tourist wants a photo of a door they see every day. But to me, the door was new (or old), exciting, and full of stories and possibilities. I would imagine how old that door was, who had crossed it in previous lives, and what was beyond that door. They possibilities are endless and it became a fun game!
To have this love of doors and come home to a front door that is less than spectacular has always bothered me. So this year, I am doing something about it. I have wanted to lacquer my front door for what seems like a lifetime! The modern and clean look always catches my eye. The only problem, I can’t decide which color to paint it. I am stuck on grey, navy, orange, or green. I have been pulling inspiration from around the web on different colors but still can not decide. I mean, this is the door that every random strangers driving or walking by will see. It has to be good!
I am hoping to figure out which color this weekend so my painter can get going. Any advice, input, or color selection is very welcomed! I am beyond ready to have a cool front door 🙂
photos via the shine factor