Opinions Needed.. Like or Dislike?

If you have visited my site lately, you know that I fell in love with this blue door I saw in England and so I thought I should paint my door blue and I did.  I’m not quite used to the brightness and kind of I’m having second thoughts…or maybe thinking I should tone it down some.  Here are some before and afters….PLEASE….. I’d love to hear from all of you!  You all have such excellent taste!  Like?  Dislike?  Tone it down?  Any recommendations welcome and wanted!
BEFORE: burgandy door

ps- I painted the trim around the little window (on the door) white thinking this would help but I actually think I like the all blue better?


  • angelgrotton
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 2:49am

    Definitely AFTER. Love this cute and cool blue door. I would like to enter it (if of course it is not a mere decorative element).

    Hugs from Angel.

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 8:36am


    It’s on its way to becoming stunning! Do you think you could try your hand at applying some glaze on it. It really would tone it down, plus, an umber glaze would really help unify it with your siding and brick tone.

    Email me if you need some help on how to do this, I think you can:)

    Definitely paint the trim back to blue on the window!

  • diana @ please sir
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 9:41am

    Wow – what a difference – I love it – very unique!

  • Southerner
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 10:08am

    I think that it would give it more the look of a European door/look if you just glazed it. I have done an old coffee table that I made into a headboard and a desk the turquoise color. After painting I take an old soft tee shirt and use the glaze that you buy at Hope Depot or Lowes. It is kind of a gel consistency. I dab it on the tee and rub it over the piece. Let sit about 30 seconds then wipe off excess. Play with it to get the desired aging look you want. It will give the blue a more aged look. I really like the blue. You can see the headboard and desk at http://southernseven.blogspot.com/2008/03/painted-desk-and-headboard.html they aren’t really good photos but maybe it will give an idea.

  • marian.a
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 2:10pm

    Trina, i LOVE the blue door! i think it’s awesome…now i want a blue door too!

  • annechovie
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 2:44pm

    LOVE your door, Trina! The color livens up the front of your house immeasurably. What a brilliant idea!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 4:59pm

    Thanks for all of the comments everyone. I’m glad you like the color.

    Melissa & Southerner – thanks for the tip on glazing. That does sound like a good idea and might pull it together a little better :)

    PS- I agree about the trim on the window, Melissa.. after a day of it being white I don’t like it.

  • My Notting Hill
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 5:41pm

    Love your blue door. Very charming. I agree too – better all blue. Michele

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 11:27am

    LOVE it! You GOT your inspiration!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 4:50pm

    Thanks for stopping by Michelle. Glad you like the blue too!

    And thanks Fifi .. I’m glad the doors are somewhat comparable!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Trina xx

  • Mara
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 10:00pm

    I LOVE the new door color! I wish I was bold enough to pull that off… : )

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 21st, 2008 at 10:04am

    Thanks, Mara! I am usually not so bold but I am getting tired of all of the brown in my house and thought why not it’s just a door and just paint, right?
    Have a great weekend!

  • A-M
    Commented on June 22nd, 2008 at 3:44am

    Oh, it looks lovely…. my favourite colour… besides white! Perfect choice.. a happy, peaceful, welcoming colour… and good on you for getting right into it and changing it… life’s too short! A-M xx

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 22nd, 2008 at 10:13pm

    Thanks, A-M! I have to say I’m surprised that I got around to it. I usually put things off but I am so happy I did!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on June 23rd, 2008 at 5:38pm

    After first glance i didnt care for this color on the door, but after seeing it a couple more times….i like it/ : )

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 23rd, 2008 at 9:33pm

    Thanks, Jen. It is really growing on me more and more each day!

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room
    Commented on June 25th, 2008 at 12:23am

    I like it! And I like the suggestions of painting the trim and glazing the door too. I think that blue is very fresh looking, good choice!

    Happy day,

  • Marie Louise
    Commented on June 27th, 2008 at 8:23am

    Hello! This is my first visit to your site and you have lots of wonderful things….like this blue door. I think it definitely works. I used to have an old yellow colonial that had a cornflower blue door that I loved.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 27th, 2008 at 6:14pm

    Thanks, for stopping by Marie! Colored doors are so pretty.
    Hope to see you back soon!

  • Tracey
    Commented on July 15th, 2010 at 6:45pm

    I think what you might not like is that the blue you have is very sky blueish and the English door blue has more of a grey tint to it. How about a greeny grey blue for your next shade?

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