This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in July 2014.
The front door on our midcentury modern abode is solid hardwood and remains in great condition thanks to years of good care, and the thoughtful addition of a storm door. It’s one of those features that is original to the house’s 1950s construction, a door style that I appreciate and want to embrace and preserve. While the white paint has held up well and has protected the wood itself from the seasonal elements in New York, adding color to the exterior of my home has always been a consideration, and I’d probably start by refreshing the front door. If you’re looking for inspiration for various home styles, check out this colorful front door photo gallery.
My favorite color options for a midcentury entryway? Here are some colors to inspire your own project:
- Tattered Sail by Olympic. Refreshingly not white, something that would work for many home styles.
- Hopeful by Behr. Most of our ’50′s bathroom is very similar to this pinky-pink color.
- Sugared Plum by Glidden. Not your Grandma’s pink.
- Primrose Yellow from the PANTONE UNIVERSE Collection by Valspar.
- Acadia Green by Benjamin Moore. A refreshing take on the mint green shades commonly seen in midcentury decor.
- Down Pour from the HGTV Home collection at Sherwin-Williams. Perfect for a midcentury abode or coastal retreat alike.
- Mossy Green by Glidden. Undeniably Mossy.
- Scooter from C2 Paint. Pretty in purple!