Monday, October 29, 2012

The Chinoiserie Front Door - Blue?

As you know, I have been thinking about a new paint color for my front door. We have already looked at coral and high gloss black. The final option I am considering is blue.

I think blue is a fantastic choice for a front door color and very underused. Isn't this a great look above with its navy blue door, blue and white planters, and Chinese Chippendale woodwork above this very elaborate front door?

Here are other wonderful blue choices including pale blue, robin egg blue, and Chinese blue. I like the idea of either a light blue or a very dark blue, not that medium Williamsburg blue you often see. Hollandlac Brilliant paint that I like so much has two great blues - Blue Horizon and Navy Blue shown below.

This light blue door is such a lovely color

Miles Redd's robin egg blue door with stunning nickel hardware

My shed door painted in Farrow & Ball Chinese Blue

Love this color blue

Would I be brave enough to paint my garage door light blue too?


  1. You are too funny.

    Who could possibly pay attention to the front door with those pots stealing the show?

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. Hummm this is a toughie...because I love black doors in high gloss, but that Chinese blue is so beautiful and then there is gorgeous classic navy. Seriously you cannot go wrong. Look forward to seeing your choice!!

  3. I love the high gloss dark navy as well! That is a very sharp option!
    The Relished Roost

  4. Awesome idea! Do it, I want to do mine pink but am still mustering the courage. Lovt