Feeling The Blues


Suellen Gregory

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!

HC-154 2063-10

                                                                     Benjamin Moore

                                  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!



  1. Kristen Lenhardt
    September 5, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Love it!

  2. Carole K Harper
    September 6, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Love love love. As a resident New Englander I too have one of those pesky storm doors. So the gloss makes perfect sense for me. Give me more!

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