Painted doors say go bold or go home
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Elizabeth Arden and Talbots got the message long ago - painted doors are gorgeous, inviting and memorable. Elizabeth Arden’s red door logo is immediately recognizable and all Talbots shoppers are greeted by its double red door entrances.
But painted doors are not just for retail giants. They also work beautifully for smaller stores and residences, both inside and outside. A distinctive, painted door says there's clearly going to be something and someone seriously interesting inside. It's as if the character of what’s inside is so interesting that we are given a sneak peek through the door.
We often spend weeks, or months, deliberating what color to paint a room but we often overlook doors and just paint around them. Interior painted doors are just as powerful as exterior. Instead of painting splash walls, I encourage splash doors (though be sparing or else you could end up looking like Pee-wee’s Playhouse!)
House of Clement's signature color is Hermes’ orange and their orange front doors pop. House of Clement’s owner Gilles Clement explains “my mother always had Hermes goods and I used her boxes for my toys. I’ve always associated orange with fun and pleasure.” Paint: Try Benjamin Moore Paint 2013-20 Orange Nectar