Behind Closed Doors: A Confession

Confession time. Remember last week when I shared my living room inspiration board and you were all like "Yay, way to go Jennifer! No blue!" ? Okay, maybe only a few of you noted that but for the rest of you it was a moment of accomplishment.  I had finally found the courage to step out of my comfort zone aka the blue zone.
As you can see from the board I put together I am aiming for sunny yellows and charcoal greys for the living room makeover BUT now time for the confession.......... sooooooooo I managed to sneak in a little blue into our living room. Actually, if you want to be technical it's a blue-green so really I think that means I haven't converted back to my ol' ways. Yes! One point for me!
We're still in the middle of this room makeover so don't mind the missing switch plates or the hodge podge entry decor I threw together to make this room look livable in the mean time.
The paint color is Stratton Blue by Benjamin Moore.
I have to admit Benji you made me fall in love.
I've always been smitten with bold painted front doors (we actually only did the inside of the door) but I have to admit I was a little nervous at first.
What if I picked the wrong color? What if it looked horrible?
Then finally I put on my big girl panties and was like "It's just paint!"
I mean what's the worst that can happen? You hate and repaint it, right?
I thought it would take weeks to get use to but it took minutes folks, just minutes.
The hubby really likes it too!
Here's a a view of the hue at night.
I just love how that pop of color dresses up the entry way and make it more welcoming.
So there you have it.....I managed to sneak in a little blue into this room.
Like they say "old habits die hard".
I think it will still bold well with my yellow/grey color combo (let's hope!).
And at this moment I solemnly swear to restrain myself from adding blue to the rest of the room.
For now.....I mean promises are made to be broken sometimes, right? *Wink, wink*.
So how do you feel about painted front doors?
Take a paint brush to anything recently that you were hesitant about but ended up loving?

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Katie said...

I love it! and love the color you picked!! I want to paint my door!

mari of {crab+fish} said...

I LOVE IT!!!! now I want to paint the inside of our front door....((have been wanting to paint the outside forever, but no clue what color...)). it looks great and I think it would actually go with quite a lot, including yellow and charcoal gray.

Michelle Paige said...

So, so beautiful! Do you have any tricks to painting doors? I need to do it, but don't want to mess up!

henning love said...

cute love it!! and i love that bench by the front door, what an inviting welcome to your home

Unknown said...

I love it! I used to have a dark red door and really liked it.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love it--this color is beautiful and unexpected on a front door! Great job. I painted all of my doors about a year ago but am getting ready to paint them again. I did a taupe color last time but now am going to take the big plunge and go black...crazy I know but I've been dying to do it. We'll see how they turn out--luckily it's just paint and can be covered up if I don't like the end result.

Gar said...

Another project added on to hubby's list of things to do. It looks great Jen!

Rolf said...

You’ve proven to yourself that you sometimes need to go out of your comfort zone to see what other things the world could offer. :) I admire you for being brave to try a different color for your front door. I’m sure many want to try this one too, but scared of the possible outcome. In your case, it shows that this experiment turned out pretty well. It could become even more gorgeous if you add some embellishments to it. Great job!

Rolf Matchen

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