The world renowned and personal paint favourite, Farrow & Ball recently held a competition to find the world's most beautiful exterior door. I thought this was a really fun competition and a great PR exercise for the company. I should add that I did not enter my own front door, as sadly, it hasn't seen a decent lick of paint, F&B or otherwise for a few years. However, the competition did make me consider how this part of our home gets overlooked for the more lived in and visual areas and also the trend for painting exterior doors is slowly and surely overtaking the trend for natural looking, hardwood options. I'm rather pleased since I'm all for injecting personality and individuality to our homes and elicit some property envy and head turning from the local residents.
Despite there being a £1,000 cash and Hunter Wellington boot prize for the winner (which was voted for by the public), F&B only received around 350 entries, which again I think is indicative of the lack of effort we are putting in to our entranceways. So here is the winning entry, a rather spectacular Georgian property with an equally fancy door painted in Railings, complete with a very cute, colour coordinated cat. I love how these colours look as they are sympathetic to their surroundings.
You can see the top 20 entries on the Farrow & Ball website. Be warned, there are some beauties.
So what colour is your front door, and do you love it or wish it belonged to somebody else ?