My affinity for navy blue runs deep. Even when colors come and go, I still hold true to navy blue! It is such a classic in my wardrobe and can be found in almost every room of my home.
In an effort to “spruce up” my home recently, I felt the exterior was looking a bit tired. I painted my front door a pretty yellow color that paired nicely with the gray siding on my home. But a couple of years later I am just over it. Not that I don’t love the yellow, but I wanted something richer and truer to my classic design aesthetic.
Enter these pretty boys!
Hale Navy Old Navy
After perusing Pinterest and my favorite sites I narrowed my choices to Hale Navy and Old Navy by Benjamin Moore. I used Hale Navy in another project and had some paint left over, so I literally threw it up on the door to see if it would work. It just wasn’t the richness I was looking for… too muted and not saturated enough (for some reason it reads a bit more “gray” here than it actually is in person).
Take two–Old Navy. Immediately I knew this was the winner. Like my favorite navy blazer with shiny gold buttons, it was the classic look I was going for. Ironically, our hardware is gold which perfectly pairs with the rich color of the door, don’t you think?
I usually paint doors a semi gloss finish. However, for this project I actually chose a high gloss finish for two reasons.
One… I simply love the look. It compliments the classic style of my colonial”ish”home;)
Two… because I live in Chicagoland;)
Notice the evil storm door? Argh!
Let me explain…our winters are harsh and storm doors are a necessary evil (even though I abhor them). Therefore, to get any visual impact behind said “eyesore”, I needed a glossy finish; especially since it is a dark color. I have begged and pleaded with my better half to remove the storm door, but sometimes functionality trumps design… period.
In the end I am thrilled with my choice! I think it will be a nice, clean, polished backdrop for my door “accessories”. You cannot go wrong with classic design, right?
Have a great four day week friends!