Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Door Dilemma.

I've been trying to get some painting done on the front porch. I'm feeling the pressure of the return to work looming and I really thought I'd get it all done before then. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and my paint brush handy!
I wanted to get all the paint on the house, posts and railings first then I was excited to give my front door a fresh coat of paint as a finishing touch. However. It seems that everyone seems to love it which leads me to think that I should definitely not change it.
Here is the thing. I painted that door 2 years ago. I had seen this door on Design Sponge home tour and had to have it. 


I couldn't get the same color so I made a guess. Here is  my version. It's called Calypso Green:

I remember my parents coming by after I painted it and they were snickering that it was a little "bright". I liked it instantly but it seemed to take a little while for others to come around. Maybe the color mellowed a little?

Sometimes when I tell people where I live they say "oh! The house with the green door!" I don't know if that means they like it or they don't :)

And as I've posted progress pictures of the porch, I've had several inquiries about the door color and lots of compliments!


So now to decide. I do like the color and especially love that it's versatile with each season. Fun in the summer, perfect in the fall with a pot of mums and Christmas friendly too! So I should keep it, right? But sometimes you just need a change! Something to freshen things up around here. A soft grey-blue would be so pretty! So I should change it, right?

What do you think? Keep it? Change it?

42 comments:

  1. I say keep it! It really looks great and shows your personality.

    The good thing is it is just paint. So even if you change it you can always just change it back again or to something else. No big deal.

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  2. I love it! It is so fresh and adds just the right pop! This coming from mrs neutral ,ha.

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  3. ok, well you know i love it as is. but that being said, a soft gray blue is more reflective of what is inside your house, too. you should check out rene at cottage and vine's door- it's s beautiful color!

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  4. I love the green door! It looks like the person living there (you) is so much fun and its warm and inviting! I say keep it.

    But the blue-grey idea isn't bad. You could even go for a robin's egg blue!

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  5. The green is pretty and so fun - but maybe go for the blue/gray to change it up - I think that would look so nice and I agree w Cassie - would reflect what's inside. And the great thing aboiut paint is you can always change it anytime!

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  6. Keep it - It makes a statement and goes so well with your plants there!

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  7. I love the green!! It's unique...as in good unique. Not weird unique.

    Of course, I don't live in your house so it has to make you happy.

    I am no help. :P

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  8. Can doors be hot?! I love your door its hot! lol

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  9. Keep! That green will never look boring.

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  10. I love the green door! I think it gives such a great punch of color and personality to your home. A blue/gray door would "blend in" more, and I love the attention this one garners. I have seen a lot of cool front door colors on Curb Appeal - The Block, and that's what this door makes me think of. I think it's a keeper.

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  11. My vote: Keep the chartreuse green door on the outside and paint it grey/blue on the inside. You're right when you say the green is so versatile with any flowers and plants for all seasons. However, either color is lovely.

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  12. Keep it! It makes your house stand out!

    Pam

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  13. Please keep it! Pale colors on doors can quickly look washed out when they are outside, in my opinion. Like the idea of painting the inside of the door the pale blue/gray.

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  14. I love it! I say keep it for sure - maybe changing the hardware on it would feel like a refresher/brightener/update? I really love your blog... thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh I love it so much!I don't see very many green doors, the color is perfect!

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  16. wow i wish i was as bold as you! my front door is so blah and needs a makeover like this! keep it.

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  17. I love it as is too, Jane. I think it's cool that you have something that's different and stands out among everyone else's door. And I, too, like the idea of painting the inside of it the soft blue/gray. Good luck with your decision! And enjoy the rest of your summer:)

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  18. KEEP IT!!! I love that color. I'm a green girl anyway, but I think it's super fun.

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  19. KEEP IT!!!!! Please! I will post this 100 times just to make my vote count!

    Your door is soooo pretty! Mine is a shade of teal. Now I want your green! I love bright and cheery doors. When someone say oh yeah, you have that blue door! I take it as a compliment because every time I see a pretty colored door, I always smile!

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  20. I would keep it green! It looks fantastic with the greenery out front. A small suggestion though... maybe paint out the door knob and mail slot black to match your black lighting. You could even change the shirred fabric to something with a pattern if you're looking to add some fun. But definitely keep the green door. Its unique!

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  21. I love the green door! It gives your house a nique identity! I was thinking about painting mine green or yellow!

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  22. It's paint! You can change it every year if you want! I love the green, but you can always go back to green.

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  23. KEEP IT! I LOVE that green. It looks perfect alongside the shrubs at the front of your house. It's a great color.

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  24. KEEP IT!!!!!!!!

    I've even told people about your green door and the colors of your house!!

    Love it!!

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  25. Hey Janer

    I LOVE the door - I say keep it! Also I like yhe white post and railing, it is really coming together!
    cheers Crystal

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  26. I adore the door color! It's perfection! And the style of the door is just awesome.

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  27. I love it! Plus, how will people find your house if you paint it ;)

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  28. keep it! keep it! keep it! I love it!!

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  29. I love the green! It's such a pretty shade of green - keep it!

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  30. Please keep it. It's such a great colour and it gives your front porch such personality.

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  31. I love the green - I say keep it!

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  32. You know - I LOVE the door, but was just thinking how easy it is to switch around paint... If you're feeling like giving something new a try, go for it! You can always change it back.

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  33. Keep the green! It is unique and adds a great pop of color.

    Enjoy your last few weeks. I haven't accomplished a thing since I went back to school!

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  34. Keep it!!!! It is a beautiful green. Sometimes people are more comfortable with the expected or traditional, versus the non-expected and excitingly different!

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  35. I absolutely love the green door - you know how much I love color! I definitely don't think it's too bright and it will beautiful for every season!

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  36. Oh just found your blog and i just love it!

    I think the green door is stunning, and fun, and grand! I also think it's pretty painless to spend one afternoon painting the door. If you feel like you need a change, go for it! It can always be changed back.

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  37. I like the green, and if you keep it, that does mean less work for you! :)

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  38. Keep it! It's different without being obnoxious or weird. I like it!

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  39. Yes - keep it - its really groovy and invites the green of your grass and shrubs upwards - anchoring your house in a natural green nest! By the way - I have a little bird ready for you - come to Etsy - he is in a convo! Alison

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  40. Definitely keep it!! I think it looks great!

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  41. I actually really like the color! It sets your house apart, and like you said, it's a good year-round color that you can dress up for the different seasons. I wish I would have been brave enough to paint my front door this color... maybe I will someday!

    My vote is to keep it. :)

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)