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The changing of seasons makes me think that I should spruce up my front door at home, and maybe take a chance on some colour. Have a look at the colourful painted details below — some pretty inspiration for a new season. Keep in mind if you want to paint outside, the temperature should be above 10°C for best results.

It’s never too early to start thinking of spring colours...

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Turquoise Doors

I love, love all the painted details here in turquoise. For a similar paint colour, try Beauti-Tone, July Days #1P1-6.

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Blue Door

This blue works well with bricks and has a traditional feel. Try Para, Break for Blues #P1680-3.

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Grey House

The grey from the shingles and pale green door pictured above balance each other beautifully. For a similar door colour try Pale Powder #204 from Farrow & Ball.

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Orange Trim Door

The washed tangerine door and trim on this house is a lively way to play with painted details. The homeowners must have considered the landscape design and fall foliage. Try ICI Dulux in Dried Corn #YY3438 for a similar colour.

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Purple Door

The cornflower blue on this door feels just right on this cottage-inspired home. Try Benjamin Moore's #2067-50 Summer Blue for a similar look.

Photo Blog Morgan Michener Purple Shutters

Not for the faint of heart, these purple shutters and door trim add bold colour to this house. (Try a small patch first if you have any colour concerns.) A similar colour is Sico's Amadeus #6047-42.

Read more about Giving Your Home An Exterior Colour Facelift.

Photo credits:
1. House of Turquoise blog, April 3, 2009
2. From Color At Home, photography by Meg and Steven Roberts (2008 Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
3. From Lavender & Lilies blog
4. From Color At Home, photography by Meg and Steven Roberts (2008 Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
5. From Color At Home, photography by Meg and Steven Roberts (2008 Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
6. From Color At Home, photography by Eric Laignel (2008 Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

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