Idea: Paint Your Front Door

So I painted my front door. That's right... Behind the Big Green Door goes RED! The decision to paint the front door took forever but I'm glad I did it. The green color that it previously was just did not do it for me. 

It took about 6 months for me to settle on a color. I went to Home Depot and brought home paint chips that I loved. I taped them to the door and they stay there for 6 whole months. Anybody who would stop by I asked them to pick a color. I also posed the question on my Instagram to get my followers opinion. 

Here's a close up on the colors I was considering. I really loved all the colors so it was tough to settle.

The reds and the blues received the most votes. I ended up narrowing it down to Behr's - Red Pepper.

So the Mr. got to work painting the door for me. We also updated the door knob/handle to something that would compliment the door and paint color better. We went with a silver finish hardware and a bigger handle.

One thing about painting a door is that there is a specific way on how you should do it. I found this handy little graphic from Thrifty Decor Chick and I use it for every door that I paint.

So what do you think of the color? I absolutely love it! It really pops great with the bricks and really helped me to pull together my look for my patio makeover. Let me know your thoughts below!

(....and no, Behind the Big Green Door will not change to Behind the Big Red Door. lol) 


  1. Love it!!! I contemplated going red at one point, but decided on a pale blue instead. Love your red door, it's a nice contrast to the rest of your home! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Carli!! I'm glad I got brave and did it!

  2. Our doors are twinsies now! I love the color, such a nice contrast to the brick colors!

    1. Aw did you do Red Pepper too?? I love the color! Thanks lady!


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