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Everywhere you look, you see just plain white or brown front doors. Why not let your house stand out from the rest? With the right techniques and color schemes, your front door can be the focal point of your home. We have compiled a list of the top 15 best blue door ideas. See them below.
In Mexican culture, blue front doors are believed to ward off evil spirits. This is also true of some southern states in the U.S., such as North Carolina and Georgia. However, in southern states, the blue must be a blue-green shade such as teal or turquoise. In many other cultures, blue doors represent peace and tranquility, while some believe it represents prosperity, abundance, and growth.
No matter the implication behind it, a blue door is very appealing. Keep reading as we take you through the best blue door designs and walk you through how to achieve the look.
1. Simple Aqua Blue Door
This aqua blue front door is a simple yet beautiful design. It will give your home a splash of color and individuality. If painting an existing door, make sure to choose a warm, dry day, allowing you to leave the door open for an extended period of time. If this is your first time painting a door, the following YouTube video offers helpful tips and tricks to make the process go smoothly.
It is worth noting that cheap is not always the best route. Purchasing the cheap paint and brushes will cause you to have to go over the door with multiple coats, and the bristles could shed and get stuck on your door. In the long run, you will likely spend the same on extra coats and replacement brushes that you would have spent on the more expensive products.
2. Aqua Blue Brushed with Black
If you want a door that really pops, this aqua blue brushed with black is gorgeous. To achieve this look, paint your door with the aqua paint of your choice. Let it cure. Keep in mind that curing and drying are not the same things. Dry just means it is not wet to the touch and nothing rubs off.
However, curing occurs when the paint bonds with the material to which it has been applied. Once cured, grab some black paint. Gently brush the black along all edges, blending carefully from the outside of the corners to the inside of the door.
3. Turquoise Distressed Wooden Door
If you love the vintage, distressed look, this front door is the way to go. The look is affordable and very easy to achieve. When prepping your door, the most important thing is to ensure the base is brown. If this is not the case, go ahead and paint the door brown, and allow it to cure for 24 hours.
Once the brown has cured, select your choice of blue paint and a paintbrush. Now, just paint with the grain, but do not coat the door completely. Instead, brush it lightly with the paintbrush. It is also possible to achieve this look by painting the door and then sanding it down. However, the paintbrush technique is much easier.
This YouTube video will teach you how to get the distressed look.
4. Light Blue with White "Hello" Decal
Light blue pairs well with white to give off a calming effect. Tie the look together with a burlap and white wreath or one with white flowers. If you wish, you can also replace your existing door knobs with something a bit more elegant such as bronze.
5. Cobalt Blue with "Welcome" Decal
Cobalt blue brings a sense of peace and happiness. Pair this color with a white "welcome" decal. For a more personal touch, you can even use your last name or your house number on the decal instead of "welcome." Place a couple of ferns next to the door, and use a wreath with white flowers to add to the peaceful effect.
6. Sky Blue Door with White Trim
Sky blue is a happy color. When you add white to the mix, it mimics the clouds in the sky. To achieve this look, you can use painter's tape to protect the surrounding door from the white paint. Then, just paint the edges of the squares on your door. If you wish, you can fill in the squares with white. For a little extra touch of spring, try a fun, yellow door handle.
7. Navy Blue Door with White Trim
Navy and white complement one another very well. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but it is also inviting. Achieve this look in the same way you do the sky blue with white trim. Block off the rest of the door with painter's tape, then paint the squares white.
If you want to go bold instead of inviting, paint the squares hot pink. The navy will make the hot pink really pop. You can even add some pink flower decals and go with a pink door knob to create more fun.
8. Aqua Blue with Gold Trim
Aqua and gold give off an enchanting vibe. It brings to mind pictures of mermaids and magic. For this look, you can either distress your door or paint it fully. Use painter's tape to outline the edges of the squares, then paint them gold. To top it off, replace your existing door knobs with gold handles.
9. Pale Blue with Red Trim
For a more playful, seaside look, paint your door pale blue with red trim. To top it off, use an anchor door hanger, and place some seashells around the entrance. If you have children, you can place a sandbox with toys on the porch.
At the foot of the door, select a colorful anchor-themed welcome mat to keep visitors from tracking sand into your home.
10. Cobalt Blue Door with Light Blue Squares
We've discussed blue paired with other colors. Now, let's talk about blue on blue. For this style, you will paint your door a dark blue. We chose cobalt blue, but you can go with navy or any color as long as it's dark. Next, choose a lighter blue in which to paint the squares. Black door handles will look good with this design.
11. Royal Blue Door and Matching Stair Rails
This royal blue really pops against the white siding and steps on this house. If you have a white house, you can paint your porch white and pair it with a royal blue for the door. Next, paint the rails leading up to the porch in royal blue, as well as the rails surrounding your porch. This look would also be really pretty with a royal blue porch swing and sunflower pillows.
12. Royal Blue with Gold Trim
Royal blue and gold pair nicely together, giving off the vibe of royalty. You can paint the trim of your door royal blue, or you can get creative. Use a stencil to design a beautiful blue door with swirls or anything else you desire. Pair it with a beautiful sapphire-colored door knob to bring the look to life.
13. Bright Blue with Yellow Trim
For a playful design, try a bright blue with yellow trim. It will give off spring vibes, and you can even paint sunflowers, clouds, or bees on the door. Don't forget to paint your door knob yellow. You can even get door knockers in the shape of bees, butterflies, and flowers.
14. Turquoise Etched Farmhouse Door
This etched farmhouse door takes elegance and beauty to the next level. If you have a CNC machine or would like to invest in one, you can achieve this look on your own. Otherwise, there is a shop on Etsy that sells etched farmhouse doors.
15. Cobalt Blue Door with Floral Transfer
You can create this beautiful door with ease by utilizing a transfer sheet. Paint the door cobalt blue or any shade of your choice. This particular transfer has butterflies, wish flowers and wildflowers. However, the possibilities are endless. Amazon and other online stores have a variety of wood transfers from which to choose.
Choose the transfer that best suits your style, or you can use stencils. If you are good at drawing, you can even freestyle the paintings. If you desire, place one design at the top of the door and one at the bottom.
Who says doors have to be dull and boring? Make your door the center of attention with these 15 blue door ideas. Choose your color, and let your creative juices flow. If you can't decide on just one design, go ahead and paint your back door too. Blue is an easy color with which to coordinate. You can mix up the look for holidays or changing seasons with decorative wreaths and plants.
For more design inspiration, check out these other posts on our blog.