I See a Red Door and I Want It Painted Blue


Perhaps it's a self-fulfilling prophecy or perhaps my neighbors know how to steal a good idea when they see one – a while back I started kicking around the idea that blue doors are the new red doors, and recently I've been a lot more blue doors showing up in my neighborhood and other mid-century Austin neighborhoods.

And it turns out it's a pretty authentically mid-century thing to do. We did it just to add a pop of color to our home, but there's no shortage of examples of mid-century homes with blue doors.

This one looks like the mid-century porthole door I recently came across.



Is it just me or are you see a few more blue doors in your neighborhood too?

5 comments:

  1. That trend hasn't hit Fort Worth yet, but then we aren't known as the mid-century capital of North Central Texas. Unfortunately, we see a lot more cheap-looking metal stars on everything here. Yee haw. :(

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  2. I painted green rectangles on my door to look like the MCM windows on your Crestview.

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    1. Wow! I'd love to see that. Sounds really cool.

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  3. We always wanted a blue door - I have seen a few besides ours in Phoenix (we did ours in 2011 - Crestview Langston). It's funny I always see blue doors and think that their blue looks better then our blue....lol. We went with the vintage "Holiday Blue" from the Sherwin Williams line.

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    1. Ohh, that almost looks like a Tiffany box. That's one way to turn your house into a present for yourself.

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