DESIGN INSPIRATION: PARISIAN DOORS

If windows are the eyes of a home, than the door is the mouth. And personally, I like a great, bold lipstick! Lipstick can change the mood of the day and I believe the color of your door to your home is the same.  

While in Paris, along the grey tone backsplash of historic buildings, I noticed that Parisians are not afraid to punch up their entry ways with color.  The architecture provided large, heavy, wood doors in bright colors with shiny hardware.

Here are a few of our favorites that I would love to incorporate into Florida living:

RED:  A bold red against the grey backdrop is fun and vibrant but also classic.  

 Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

NAVY: I love everything NAVY so why not put it on a door!  It's rich, smooth, and is a subtle but stylish choice.  Navy blue looks great with shiny bronze hardware.  

 Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

TEAL/TURQUOISE:  If you are looking for something a little bit more out of the box than navy blue or black but not quite as bold as red. A teal door is the perfect compromise.  Teal equals happy and inviting! 

 Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design personal photos

Like all great trips, Paris has inspired all of us at Lisa Gilmore Design.  For me, I have decide to punch up the color on my drab, black entry door.  I'm thinking a glossy navy blue or going for a fun coral with a nice, brass knocker.  

Sherwin Williams In The Navy -  Sherwin Williams Ravishing Coral - Anthropologie Pineapple 

Let's say, "OUI, OUI" to bright front doors! 

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