Home Improvement

Front Doors

Choices, choices, choices… The hubby and I bought new doors last weekend and are trying to figure out what color we should paint them upon their arrival. The problem: We cannot agree AT ALL!

We bought ReliaBilt doors from Lowe’s, opting for fiberglass with a faux wood grain. For our front door, we got the 3/4 lite and for our car port we got a 1/2 lite. The actual doors we bought can be seen here.

Our original doors are, err were, red.

{A Smith of All Trades} Front Door Red

I am le tired of red. It does nothing for me anymore. Our door is already somewhat hidden by our roof and eaves, so I want a bright and punchy door to stand out from the curb.

So, I painted our old front door, which is now our test door, mint! It is the color of the season after all.

{A Smith of All Trades} Front Door Mint

Personally, I love it. Well, almost. It needs to be punchier. But with the right hue of mint, I think the door will pop off of our white siding and contrast nicely with the redish-gray bricks.

{A Smith of All Trades} Front Door Mint

And of course, there’s the problem. The hubby hates the mint door. Hates it. HATES. And I love it. Love it. LOVE.

So, what do you all think? I am not opposed to doing a brighter red, but I don’t want to do a drab, dark cherry red again. We are going to get black shutters and our new doors have a gray glass in them. I think the mint would be beautiful, but my man sure needs some convincing.