Spring is finally here in Ohio. Hip-hip-hooray! Recently, I’ve turned my attention to the outdoors—namely a plain-Jane patio off the back of our house. There is a set of french doors that leads from the patio to our mudroom/dining room. Currently, the doors are white but they could use a fresh coat of paint to bring them to life. Here’s what I’m working with…
I told you this space needs help. Ahhhhhhhh!!! I’ve been browsing the web for painted door inspiration and I’ve come up with a few color options that I think could work well with the red brick exterior.
Mustard isn’t a typical door color but it stands out as happy and modern against red brick. But would it be too awkward on a set of french doors at the back of the house? Hmmmm.
A red door can feel cheerful and welcoming. Again, I’m not sure if the back of the house is the appropriate place for red doors. Thoughts? If I went red, I would have to be careful and choose a brighter red so that it wouldn’t look like I was trying to match the deep red brick. I’d want the doors to stand out!
Black is a classic choice. I’d probably opt for a high gloss finish for added sheen. But would it be too safe?
Lately, I’m drawn to charcoal exterior doors. The dark gray feels more modern than black but is still a nice contrast against red brick and white trim.
Going another step further and finding inspiration in the form of a commercial exterior, a deep inky gray is an unusual and masculine choice for exterior doors or trim. It looks great next to red brick and I’m a total sucker for high contrast.
What are your thoughts on painting my french doors? Any suggestions?