Front Door: New Style + New Color

Typically I can choose a paint color within minutes.  Rarely do I sit, ponder, question, and debate.  But my wham-bam-paint-color-decision-making streak is over since I had the most difficult dilemma choosing a color for our new front door.

Choosing a new paint color for the front door

Late last year we said farewell to our solid front door and in it’s place we welcomed a new beauty that now fills our foyer with lots of light all year round!  The door arrived primed in a drear barn red hue.  At the time of installation, it was too chilly outside to paint, so for 6 months it stayed as is. When the temps finally got above 50 degrees about 2 weeks ago (even though we had snowshowers last week – #forreal), it was finally time to give life to our new addition.

I was so excited to give a splash of color to our entryway, but I could not for the life of me choose a color…  What color would suit our home best – inside and out?…  Turquoise? Coral? Red? Navy? Yellow? Apple Green?

Inspiration + color swatches filled my world for days…

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Then one moment I had a revelation.  I finally chose a color.

Taking into account the other colors on the porch + tying in the colors inside of our home to make a cohesive thread, I chose…

My tried & true APPLE GREEN!

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

It may be a surprising choice because I like change & am continually making updates to our home with new colors + new layers.  For years our front door was apple green and with a new door, you would probably think, choice a new color.  Many of you said hues of blue would be your color of choice, which I love too, but in the end the apple green, pistachio hue was me.  This color is just who I am – bold, vibrant, surprising.  All the other colors that I oh-so-badly photoshopped on our front door (take a look at this post to see the other colors I considered), would have looked great too, but this green color just made the most sense.

Take a look…

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

The color is a bit different than the previous apple green colored front door.  This time I chose the color Valspar Crushed Oregano 6000-6C in a semi-gloss finish.

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

I’ll tell you, with the glass, this front door took a bit more time to paint.

Using painters tape @ the edge, I covered all the glass…

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

Then used an angled brush to apply the paint.  No roller for this small job…

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

About 3 coats later, the door was complete and the result from before to after was huge!

New paint color on the front door: Valspar Crushed Oregano

What a simple + fast weekend (it really can be done in one day) project to give new life to the entry of your home!   Choosing a color that expresses you, your style, and your interior can truly set the stage for what’s to come on the inside.

I am so happy that I went back to my original inspiration to guide me to make the decision that I feel fits best with our home…

Green Door Inspiration

Now that the color is set, I’ve got some work to do to spruce up this porch for Spring!  More on that coming soon…




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  1. jen says

    I LOVE the color of the door, thanks for sharing. But Help! I also would like to know the color on your house and which white you used on the trim. I have a short amount of time to decide and love the color combination on your home!

    • Jenna says

      Thanks for your sweet words! The house is vinyl siding and the color is a tan hue. The trim is just plain ole’ white and is actually just the primer around the door (haven’t gotten to that yet). So happy to hear you love the combination!

      xo
      Jenna

  2. Rhonda says

    Hi Jenna, I came across your blog searching for a new front door and now I’m hooked! I see you got it at Lowes, do you remember any of the specifics like the brand? This is exactly what I am looking for!

    • Jenna says

      All the details for the brand & color are in the post – it’s Valspar Crushed Oregano. Beautiful color!