Today was a big occasion. After moving house and living with boxes of varying degrees of emptiness for over a month, this morning I took the last lot of cardboard to the dump. Good Riddance. The house is Korla-fied (pictures will be posted soon) and now, time for a big decision. What colour should we paint our front door. It feels like the final thing to do, the last decision left for the very first part of the house. Which, when you think of it like that, makes it rather a big decision. At the moment it is black; a standard London front door. Votes at the moment are for Pink (an election clearly rigged by my 3 year old), but I'm not ruling it out. It's welcoming, warm, interesting and contemporary.
I"ll be looking to Luis Barragan for guidance as to which pink. But what works on a Mexican ranch might notlook so great in London.
The wonderful Little Greene Paint company (quality paints like Farrow and Ball but in a broader range of punchier colours) has a great blog post about The Door Decision. http://www.littlegreene.com/blog/paint/painting-a-front-door/
Canary Yellow, Pillar Box red - perhaps a bit too kindergarten, too primary.
We could be more regal with purple but the colour I'm leaning towards Indigo.
Opinions, anyone? Or should we just leave it anonymous black?
So. I'm off to get some sample pots of oil based gloss paint. Watch this space (or door).