Total Basset Case: Red, Red Door

Aug 22, 2013

Red, Red Door

With all of the updates to the outside of our house, our front door is now looking a little sad.
And dull. 
I don't do dull.

So it is our new mission to paint our front door.
And soon.

After much deliberation, I think we've decided on RED.
Like, bright RED.
My thought is that if you are going to go red, then go bold and bright.

My initial thought was a rich, dark navy blue.
But then I got to thinking about the seasons and hanging wreaths on a navy door and I didn't love that look as much.
There is definitely a place for a deep navy color (powder room, some dining rooms) but my front door isn't the place. 
Now, red, red I can get on board with.
Just imagine a bright red rood with a great Christmas wreath hung on it.
Yes please.   

I have always loved a classic, red front door on other houses and think it will really pop on our house and our street.
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I am usually one to go against the grain with any sort of design but when it comes to a classic, red door, I am happy to swim right along with the crowd...for the most part.
No one else in our neighborhood or street has quite the bright red that I am aiming for.
I can only imagine what the neighbors will think. 

Funny enough, Valspar makes a paint called, 'classic red' (I promise it's brighter on my color fan) that I think is just about perfect.
I am thinking in a semi gloss...yes yes yes.

What are your thoughts on red front doors? Yay or nay?
Any other suggestions for us? 

I think this should be a quick and easy project for us to knock out so I am excited to get it started!

26 comments:

Audra said...

I so wish we could do a bold color on our front door... it just wouldn't go with the exterior of our house. So we painted it a dark chocolate brown (big improvement from the maroon it was before).

I've decided to paint our laundry area and master closet some fun colors... maybe I'll add red to the list?

Pamela said...

Love a red or yellow door!!

Brooke Hamilton said...

Ooo red would be really fun! What color is the rest of your house? I'd love to see a before picture. I liked your idea of navy too, but that's only because I love navy and white houses.

Miss Chelsea said...

I love it! I painted my front door teal last summer and it still puts a smile on my face every time I'm driving up to my house!

Lauren said...

You should post a how-to on painting your front door. I want to SO bad, but am really worried I'd mess it up! :) Is your front door wood or metal?

Cait said...

We just painted our door black. Everyone in our neighborhood has this crazy oak colored door, s we finally picked black as our color, but now I am wishing I had done red! I'm with you about navy though. We painted our hall bathroom navy, and well, it looks amazing! much better suited for a bathroom than a front door in my opinion. Stick with a bright bold red!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

YES to the red door! My husband knows that when we purchase a home, it is going to have a brightly colored door. I love them!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Shelley – Little Midwest Ramblings said...

love the bright red door! we have a deeper red on our front door and i've been wanting to update it to a brighter shade but haven't since it matches our shutters. definitely go for it. i can't wait to see how it turns out!

Brittany Fry said...

When I lived at home I always wanted my Mom to paint our front door red and she always stuck with white now that I am recently married I would give anything to paint our front door and I can't because right now we are renting off my step-grandpa and he likes the door the way it is. This is going to look great!!!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

Well, now I want a red door. So many of our neighbors have maroon and green and I just want to tell them - it does not have to be that way! Think outside of the box! Ahhh, living in a community of engineer. ;)

Candice Williams said...

Do it! When we buy a house next year I told my husband it has to be white with black trim and a red door :)

Kayla Peveler said...

GORGEOUS. It is going to turn out beautiful!!! :) I can't wait to see.

Darby Hawley said...

OH I love the idea of a red door! I can't wait to see before and after pictures!

Karra said...

LOVE A RED DOOR!!! When I buy a house I definitely want to have a red door! :)

Erin LFF said...

Yes, definitely!!! :) I love a bright, bold door- it's gonna look awesome. I'm also going to go ahead and invite myself over to see it in person ;)

Helene in Between said...

I love red doors!!! They are so pretty! Great idea!

Margaret said...

YES! I love this! There is something about bright colored doors that just gets me. I can't wait to have my own house so I can do that...don't know how my husband will feel. But he'll live. haha

Katie said...

LOVE this idea!! I think it will completely change the outside look of your house! It has been on our "to-do" for forever to paint the inside of our front door black. I'll be interested to know how easy of a project it turns out to be!

Brianne Bracco said...

LOVE a red door!!! Can't wait to see it :)

Danielle Carroll said...

I love the bright door looks and red would look great!!!

Whitney said...

Love red doors!!

Makes me think of Brooke Davis's house from OTH.

JaneA said...

Yay for red front doors! They're so cheery and inviting. X Jane http://janeheinrichs.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I love red doors!!!

Nicole Marie said...

red doors are so cute good choice!

Denise Wertenberger said...

I LOVE a red front door! It makes a statement...a GOOD one! Great choice, Sarah!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Good luck girl! No doubt you'll do it up right!