My New Improved Aqua Door
I knew the minute I finished painting my door with my custom-mixed color, it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I wasn’t surprised. I didn’t expect perfection from a Frankenstein mix I whipped up at 8:30 on a Sunday night. I was glad I gave it a shot though, because I really wanted to indulge my fancy for an aqua door and I felt like I needed to do it right then.
I decided to live with it a bit and see if it grew on me. I decorated and celebrated Spring… here.
About 3 weeks later, I embraced the blue and brought in more! Changing out accessories and curtains… here.
But it was all getting away from me, and wasn’t really what I wanted. The color was too much, and it wasn’t the right shade. It didn’t allow me the freedom to shift things around and enjoy other colors, without clashing. So I ran over to my Ben Moore store, and bought myself some Wythe Blue.
Meet My New Improved Aqua Door
This is what I wanted originally. A deeper base, less bright… and more green.
The other door was so blue, that most of my aqua’s clashed with it. This is more muted, and because my house is so open, it plays much better with my other color and shade whims.
When my mom was here, she told me she loved the blue paisley panels I had hung, so I took them down and sent them home with her. I moved the blue glass lamp into the living room, and it’s great in there.
I prefer these neutral, nubby linen curtains that I added in their place. They mimic the tones in my large furnishings, and my rugs.
The space flows much better now. While I do like color, I’m finding that I like it… a certain way.
Balanced and in sprinkled doses.
The door color offers enough impact for me. The color in the curtains as well, was just too much.
I actually re-painted the door about 2 months ago, but just hadn’t found a spare moment to share it with you. I had a few deadlines, and then The Little Cottage living room reveal [here], and next thing I knew it was time to head to Vermont!
I’ll be working on that this weekend, and sharing it with you on Monday.
I’m really happy with the Wythe Blue, it’s from Benjamin Moore.
It’s such a pretty blend between aqua & turquoise.
I loved it in late Spring, and it’s been beautiful for Summertime.
I fluffed the mantel a bit, but my twinkle lights stayed put.
I added this mirror, and just set it in front of a pallet background.
I love leaning and layering. It’s so easy to change things out that way!
I’m not sure what Fall & Winter will bring as far as color schemes and such. I’ve decorated pretty classic the last few years.
Maybe it’s time for something new this time?
I love the trans-formative power of paint, and how easy it is to change the look, feel and vibe of your home with it. From little projects like an interior door, to big ones like whole rooms using bold colors. Don’t be afraid to step out of the beige box.
You can start small, or try samples, but just try.
I love changing my interior front door color! It only takes about 30 minutes to paint one [I’ll show you how, click here] and I have had such fun trying different colors.
Thanks as always, for joining me here and letting me share my home & projects with you!!
Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope to see you back here on Monday so I can show you guys around the DIY Network’s Ultimate Retreat and tell you all about it!!xo Shannon