Adding Curb Appeal: 7 Fabulous Teal and Blue Front Door Colours
(Partner post to 5 Budget Friendly Ideas for Curb Appeal)
I like to keep close tabs on my Google analytics, you know, the things that tell me about ‘who is looking for what’, and it seems like a HECK of a lot of you GALS are looking for photos of Ryan Reynolds in the nude…AND Teal and Blue Front Doors!
Ask and ye shall receive! And sadly, while there will be no photos of Ryan in his full glory, there are some fabulous teal and blue front doors for you to drool on instead.
Some blues have a slight purple undertone, others are pretty ‘true-blue’. But as soon as we start mixing green in we step into the Wild World of Teal, so take a peek and see which is your fave!
And one more thing…I’ve given you a range of colours that would give a ‘similar look’ to the photos shown. To see the paint colours suggested click on the name, but to see what they REALLY look like (as the computer always buggers it up) hop into your nearest paint provider.
This blue verges on the ‘primary’ range and is a great way to add a splash of colour to your home! To get a look like this check out Benjamin Moore Evening Blue 2066-20 or Sherwin Williams Hyper Blue SW6965
- This type of blue best suits a home with gray or white siding.
- It can also look striking with a stronger red brick
Soft and subtle, this blue has a lot of gray in it and suits many styles of homes including beach themed ones!
To get a look similar to this, check out Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua which is a blue with a bit of gray and a wee dash of green or Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC 149 (ask them to darken it by 1/4) or Jamestown Blue for a slightly deeper look.
- This type of blue looks great on homes with gray, white or yellow siding.
Source – Addisons Wonderland
This lovely and soft blue green colour has a watercolour look to it, which makes sense since it’s Sherwin Williams Waterscape!
- This type of colour looks great with gray, white or yellow siding
- Looks striking with white or black details
- And if you look closely, you’ll see Ryan Reynolds peeking out the window…
Via This Old House
This bright and fresh powder puff blue is a great look for a coastal home. The best colour I could find that had a similar look was Sherwin Williams Pool Blue SW6944, but I do wish that there was just a smidge more gray and green in it…just a smidge (which is a technical term). I was also tempted by Benjamin Moore Spring Sky 674 which would give a similar fresh look.
- This type of teal looks great with gray or white siding or a light, soft yellow. It can also look nice with certain tones of beige/tan (not too yellow base)
Via Coastal Living
Add a dose of FABULOUS to your curb appeal with this Teal. Now that being said, not every home could handle a colour like this. Your stately brick home might look a bit out of place with a bright birds egg blue front door. However, if you have a white, gray or yellow home then this might be just the colour for you! A good comparable would be Behr Soft Turqoise P460-3 or Benjamin Moore Mexicali Turquoise 662 which has a touch more green in it.
- This type of bright teal looks AWESOME on white or gray siding
Also check out this post…The BEST Paint Colours for the Front Door (a rainbow of colour choices!)
Calypso Blue Via Eat Sleep Decorate
- This type of teal/blue can look great with gray, white or neutral tan (not yellow toned), darker brown or cream siding
- It can also look fab with an orange toned brick for a high contrast look
We will title this one ‘freakin’ genius’. Navy Blue front door with Teal accents – does it get any better?
- As you can see, this navy blue can look fabulous on a gray home. It would also look great with white or yellow siding or even red!
- This type of blue looks great with ‘most’ brick homes
IMPORTANT DETAILS – READ THIS or kick yourself in the butt later if you don’t!
- Paint colours often look slightly lighter than you think they will on an exterior because of the effects of natural light. It’s hard to see how natural light will play off of that wee tiny chip, so make sure to get tester pots and paint up some LARGE sample boards.
- If your door is under an overhang and heavily shadowed, lean toward a colour that is ‘slightly brighter’/more colourful so that the shadows don’t swallow it up.
- If your door gets extreme bright sunshine on it, don’t be afraid to pick a colour that is a tad darker and a tad brighter than you think you need. Extreme natural light can wash out a colour.
If you just CAN’T decide, check out my E-Design where I will custom pick 2-3 paint colour options for your Front Door for $40!
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The Best Paint Colours for Your Front Door (a whole range!)
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