Navy Pantry Door

I’m starting to get in to the swing of all things Christmas but I’m taking a break from holiday prepping today to update everyone on the pantry problem of 2013. Another first world issue right here.

Last year I got it into my head that I needed to paint the pantry door in the kitchen in an effort to introduce some color into what was a very beige house. Well, it was pretty beige at the time but lots has changed in the last year or so. At the time, I chose a color out of my DIY kitchen curtains (aka hand towels from Target) and painted the door the deep turquoise color from one of the spoons. I had a custom tint made up and everything.



Right from the start I struggled with it.



Mostly, it just looked completely out of place. Great color, wrong house.

So when I picked up a tester of Sherwin Williams Naval and used it on an old desk, I new I’d found the perfect color for the pantry door.



I swapped out the kitchen curtains for some fun new striped dish towels that match the mood of the rest of the house. Also from Target….



Seriously. Curtains from kitchen towels might be my favorite thrifty find. What’s cooler than a window treatment for under $10? I always intend to switch them out seasonally but I’m still really digging these stripes so they’re still here.



Maybe it’s because I’ve been introducing a lot more navy into the house. Or maybe it has to do with painting the main floor and kitchen gray, but the navy door just looks so much better to me.





I still love that green and I’m going to find another use for the extra paint but I heart navy big time. Anyone else on the navy train these days?



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  1. Oooo LOVE that navy! I had painted my front door a little bit lighter shade of green that you had. It never felt right to me either. I recently just painted it "black". It's a much happier door. 🙂

  2. When I first saw this post I was wondering why you would change it from that lovely turquoise, but after reading more, I totally get it! I've definitely painted things a bright color before only to realize it just doesn't work with everything else. The new color is very pretty, especially with the grey of your walls.

    Rebekah @ Charming Imperfections

    • The gray is from Sherwin Williams and is called “Light French Gray”. It’s terrific and doesn’t have a strong undertone of any particular color…just a pure gray. Still loving it 🙂

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