At first I thought I might paint the old wood front door the same color as the exterior trim of the house. The house trim is Blacktop by Benjamin Moore…which is a soft black with some green undertones.
My mentor on this project my friend and acclaimed Los Angeles real estate developer is SFJ of bettershelter. When I first told him about essentially painting the front door black, he gently nudged me in the direction of color. Arghhhhh…I knew he was right. I told him my fear that adding a third color to the exterior with a front door in another color other than black or white. I thought “color” might compete with the cement tile on the front walk and make everything too busy. He knows me and that I would hem and haw on whether paint the front door a different color, SFJ basically said “Are you done?” I nodded. He said, “Okay then, just paint the door a different color.” And that was it. I followed orders and began looking for the right door color.
I was gravitating towards blues…SFJ was gently nudging towards green…so when in doubt, my solution was to try out several Benjamin Moore paint colors since Benjamin Moore is our paint partner on the COCOCOZY Design House.
Time to admit how I cheated on finally selecting a door color. I had already used Newburg Green in my living room reading nook in my current home! The minute SFJ said I had to choose another color other black…I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. I wanted a blue with strong green undertones almost a teal. I wanted to see if there were any other options hence all of the paint swatches. Ultimately, though, I kept gravitating back to the color that I love. In the end, I am so happy with the color and this entire front door makeover!