Home Decor, Colorful Doors

I have been dabbling with the idea of painting interior doors with color for several years, like in this house on Houzz.com

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Or maybe painting the inside of my front door black…

front door collage

Then I saw this in Coastal Living

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And I was off to the paint store!

fish door thepaintedapron.com

The beach house front door has had this painted fish on it for at least 15 years…really

it was time for a change



The fish almost disappeared with the first coat!


I chose Glidden Thai Teal* and had it color matched and mixed in Behr’s Premium Plus, low odor paint and primer in one

front door Collage 1

It took no time at all to paint

turquoise door thepaintedapron.com

Which was good because it was 1000 degrees outside

painted door thepaintedapron.com

I just love instant gratification

painted bench and pots thepaintedapron.com

beach door and bench thepaintedapron.com


sea blue entry thepaintedapron.com

Come in and let me show you what happened inside

beach house door thepaintedapron.com

The foyer went from ho hum white…


to Dewy Iris                 [who thinks up these color names?]

beach house foyer 1 thepaintedapron.com

It’s not quite as bright as it photographed

purple foyer door thepaintedapron.com

It actually matches the deep lavender of the glass cabinet

glassware cabinet

cabinet detail

I bought a quart of each color and have more than 1/2 of each quart left~

You know what that means, I’ve got lots more paint!   🎨


I “painted” this front door black using Picmonkey.

I used the Artsy Draw Effect~ it’s a great way to test out colors without investing in paint.  Upload your photo and click on the magic wand to open all the effects, and scroll down to draw {it has colored pencils on the label}

You can pick any color you want, adjust the brush size and start “painting.”  There is even an eraser which is handy because it’s hard to “draw” straight lines   😳

front door collage

So what do you think, yea or nay on the black interior front door?

black interior front door thepaintedapron.com

Thanks for dropping by!

*NOTE: the man at Home Depot recommended the Behr paint because I did not know what type of paint was used previously on the door.  He said the Behr brand would work over any type of paint, acrylic or oil based.  This was his opinion, and he mixed the exact colors I wanted, so I just went with what he said.  I got semi gloss exterior for the outside, and semi gloss interior for the inside.  I loved the low odor of this paint, it didn’t smell at all!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

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Crafty Staci, Hit Me with your Best ShotTickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

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33 Responses to “Home Decor, Colorful Doors”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I love your new painted turquoise door for your beach abode! The iris color is so fun on the interior too. I’ve always thought it would be a fun job to name paint colors and OPI nail polish too 🙂 I like the black color for your door, it adds some drama and looks great with your bordered rug too!

  2. Rhonda says:

    Jenna, I love both colors! Fabulous impact of the pretty coastal colors on the doors! The black looks great too! Thanks for the great picmonkey tip for testing colors! ~Rhonda

  3. Marty says:

    Love, love, love! I like the black door, too. Striking backdrop for all the fabulous tablescapes.

  4. Jodi says:

    Love it all!!!❤️❤️❤️

  5. Ellen says:

    You know I LOVE it all! I had painted our old front door that color before we replaced it. I think the entryway looks fantastic too. All your colors are just perfect.

  6. Sally says:

    Love the painted doors!

  7. Love, love, LOVE the colors of your door in your beach home! The perfect touch and cheery welcome. I love the drama of the black door in your home, so I say go for it!

  8. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ the new color of the door, very welcoming and beachy:@)

  9. Judy Pimperl says:

    Gorgeous and fun colors! I’ve painted my doors many colors over the years and it’s so much fun to change them up because it doesn’t take forever to paint just a door. It’ll be fun to see what else you paint with those great colors. Oh, and thank you for sharing that feature on Picmonkey. I use the site all the time and had no idea about that particular way to use it…

  10. Love the new color, inside and out, Jenna! Fabulous!!

  11. Emily says:

    Jenna, I love your new door color, fabulous! But, you sure wanted it in a hurry to paint in that coastal humid heat. The only thing I can do at the beach is sit by the pool or beach and sip something cold! I love all your colors and just perfect for your house at the beach. I really love the black for your door. It looks so good. I love Pic Monkey…………

  12. Oh I love a pretty coloured door. Must have been a good feeling painting over the fish. The teal is beautiful.

  13. I’m so happy you went with the aqua! Gorgeous and an instant refresh that looks awesome next to the blue bench. My foyer door is black inside and out….:-)

  14. Laurie says:

    What a perfect color for a beach house. That’s such a pretty door anyway, and the aqua color just brings out the beauty. I want to paint my interior doors back, but I’m such a chicken. The picture of your door looks really nice with the black paint.

  15. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Wow I love the inside and the outside of the doors you painted and the colors are so pretty and beachy looking.
    Thanks so much for linking and sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We love having you share each week. Wishing you a wonderful day and week.
    Julie xo

  16. JESS44903 says:

    This is so pretty! I LOVE the color! Makes everything brighter!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. I wish I could master picmonkey as well as you have. I love the color on your door, it makes the entire place look new and welcoming, doesn’t it? Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday.

  18. Cannot get enough of this blue door! oh my gosh Jenna..good job! love it 🙂

  19. I have nominated you for Starlight Blogger Award …all details are here ~ http://anartsyappetite.com/2015/09/03/be-the-light-the-starlight-blogger-award/

  20. Wow! Such a dramatic transformation! I love the bold pop of color!

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