Traditional, Meet Teal: Front Door Upgrade

TODAY WE’RE TALKING TEAL.  Reminiscent of peacock feathers and the depths of the Caribbean sea, teal is hands down my favorite color.  And oh-so-versatile!  If it’s a coastal look you’re after, pair teal with crisp white, grasscloth and weathered wood tones.  For a look that’s bold and elegant, try mixing teal with bright chartreuse, luxe silk curtains and gilt frames.  But, as I mentioned here, we’re taking it outside this week with some fantastic front door makeovers!

I recently came across a gorgeous front door makeover by Jenny, a girl after my own teal heart and friend of Embrace My Space.  Jenny was kind enough to share her front door with the world.  Check it out before and after its transformation:

I just love it when a simple change makes such an enormous impact!  Rather than stealing the show, this contemporary color showcases the beautiful traditional detail of the home’s fresh white trim. 

Jenny used Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Satin Enamel color-matched to Glidden’s Totally Teal, which looks amazing on her traditional brick colonial.  Painting your front door is one of the best ways to add personality to your home, and Jenny’s teal front door is certainly a reflection of the stylish young family that lives behind it!

For a little more inspiration, take a look at this teal front door that makes a major impact on an all white facade.

If your front door isn’t positioned to make an impact on your curb appeal, why not go even bigger by giving your garage doors a makeover?

Have you used teal to give your home some major curb appeal?  Has Jenny inspired you to go bold on your home’s traditional facade?  I’d love to hear all about it!


Lovely comments

  1. says

    Wow, the teal doors really add to the overall impression of the houses. I can just imagine how dull that all-white house would look with a white door. The contrast adds a lot of interest. I’m sure some of our customers and readers might like to try this effect when they’re upgrading their homes…I think I should reblog this so they can check out your posts here.

  2. says

    Reblogged this on Stewart's Hardware & Home Center and commented:
    It’s just about lunchtime here in Jamaica! But before we step out of the office, we thought we’d share this interesting post from Embrace My Space ( with you. Who ever thought a bit of teal blue splashed on a dull white door could make such an impact?

  3. Vickie Rasch says

    Hi Sara, Can you tell me the pattern/name of the glassware/stemware, shown on the dining table at the Houzz,”Casual glamor in a traditional home,” in the redo in Pittsburgh,PA?

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  5. joan says

    where can I buy a garage door like the one in teal. My trim is all teal on my house. I even have teal colored landscaping rocks and outdoor lighting. Thank you

    • Sara says

      Joan – I’m not exactly sure. I’m thinking any garage door could be painted though! Do you have a painter you work with regularly? I’d ask my local hardware store or contractor.


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