Ever since my visit to Palm Springs, a few years back now, and seeing the infamous, ‘most instagrammed pink door’ in person, I’ve wanted to incorporate a pink front door into a project. It’s taken a while for the planets to align and I simply cannot believe that here I am about to embrace this concept into my own home! Nothing sparks a little joy in my life like the thought of having a pink front door.
The colour pink is very dividing and many people have a bias against the colour. Many people have a strong emotional block against using it in their own homes, as though somehow it is unacceptable. It might have something to do with the post salmon pink trauma form the 80s, which I totally get. Some consider it “too girly”, or “too juvenile” or even “too overdone”. Not me. I think it lets people know that we don’t take life too seriously and that we like to have a little fun!
I tell my clients that if they are only able to make one change to their home exterior, then choose to paint the front door! Not only is it the most affordable way to make a big impact (the power of paint!), but it also gives your home instant personality and street cred.
A pink front door not only brings a smile to your face every time you approach it, but also a certain amount of old world charm to your front door. An eternally whimsical element that I actually find rather cheeky. It will most certainly leave passers-by wandering who and what else can be found on the other side of the door.
The colour pink is also surprisingly versatile, with shades ranging from cotton candy and blush pinks, all the way through to bold fuchsias. In short, it’s no surprise this girlish tone looks good regardless of the style of your home or front door – whether classic, country, modern or contemporary.
Not convinced? Just take a look at these beautiful options and you’ll be heading down to your local paint shop in no time.
We also LOVE a pink door against a grey and dark blue / black setting. It makes the door pop and the space look so friendly and inviting.
Can’t wait to be welcomed home by my pink front door!