If you’ve been following along with me over on Instagram, you know that I was considering painting some of our interior doors a pale green color. The reasoning was, we painted our kitchen a beautiful cream color, and the white doors just didn’t mesh. Well, last weekend we finally took the plunge and did it! Now that I’ve been able to get used to them, I’m excited dos hare our green interior doors!
Let’s start with a little “before…”
All of our interior doors are these hollow wooden doors. What’s odd is that the previous owners left the wood veneer on the bedroom doors, but painted the closet doors white. Honestly, I would have rather they left the veneer. But, these are what we have. And instead of going out and buying new doors (which would have been expensive!), we decided to add some paint.
A few months back I painted a green accent wall in our master bedroom. My parents had actually used this shade of green in their kitchen, and I liked it so much that I used it too! The color is called Side Kick and we typically get it in Dutch Boy paint with an eggshell finish. However, for these doors we used the Dutch Boy Cabinet, Door & Trim paint. It is a high gloss paint, so it shouldn’t trap as much dirt and grime from our hands (and Baxter’s nose).
Ok, enough about the paint. Although, I do recommend Dutch Boy. It’s a good price and we’ve felt it has an equivalent coverage as some of the more expensive brands. Let’s get to some action shots with the doors finally installed!
So far we’ve painted a total of three interior doors in our kitchen and entryway areas. This door is to our tiny pantry. But don’t get my wrong – I’m thankful to have a pantry at all! The paint on the wall is Almond Whip – also a Dutch Boy paint. I love the way this pale green brings more character and warmth into the space.
This is how we enter our home – I plan on sharing more of this space really soon. It recently got another little face lift, but that’s a post for another day. That green door leads down to our basement. We’re still trying to decide whether or not to paint the other door green. What do you think?
Lastly, this is our coat closet which is located directly across from our front door. However, literally no one except uses the front door, so it’s really a walkway. There was simply too much white/cream in this area, so we love how the green breaks it up.
To give you a better idea of our kitchen space, I figured I’d throw in these two photos. We do not have a big kitchen, but we’re making the best use of our space. With the new year and new baby coming, I’ve been working really hard on our organization. Would you be interested in hearing more about how I’m doing that? I’ll start working on getting a post together on my best organization tips. Organizing is one of my favorite hobbies 🙂
So, what do you think of the green? My husband keeps joking around that we did it the opposite way. Most people would have painted the walls a darker color and the doors white. Well, sometimes you just have to be a little different. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Until next time!