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Front Doors in Toronto

By 05/07/2014February 2nd, 201721 Comments

I’m here in Toronto leading one of my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Trainings and I was walking by these two front doors and had to show you.

Front Doors in Toronto

You know what’s cool about front doors? Because they are an accent colour and you want them to be noticed, they can be brighter and cleaner than usual.

I tried to guess what the colours are but I don’t think they are in the fan deck that I have with me. So when I get home, I’ll look in some others and post them.

Yellow Front Door

I took the picture of the blue front door first and then this yellow one. The bright blue pansies are almost the exact shade.

Black Front Door

Toronto’s shrubs and trees have really taken a beating this winter. Apparently it snowed last week! Spring is really behind here and it’s so sad when you see a row of perfectly trimmed boxwood with some of them dead.

Here are two other yellow inspired schemes that caught my eye:


Love this one with the matching outdoor curtains!

Teal Front Door

I love this creamy, yellow trim with the teal front door! Terra cotta is so happy with yellow! Don’t fight it, is what I say.

Hope you are enjoying Spring where you are!! xoxo Maria

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  • Ginny says:

    Love them all! So sad I am missing the course, can’t wait till the fall 🙂

  • CTHome says:

    I have a pale greenish house with dark green shutters and front door. I like the idea of a front door that pops…does the front door color have to match the shutters? Since my house is a 1960’s ranch, it also has some (red) brick.

    • maria says:

      No it doesn’t in your case. If you had a lot of brick or stone in multicolours already on your house then you should look to coordinate the front door colour but you have lots of options. Maria

  • Loribeth says:

    Front doors are so fun. I have a whole board on pinterest devoted to beautiful doors and windows. I just can’t get enough of them.

  • It really has been an incredibly rough winter for us Easterners. My garden is also just starting to wake up.

    You must be in the downtown core with all its terrific brownstone houses – love that creamy yellow and teal exterior and the way they picked up the yellow with the forsythia.

    Enjoy your trip!!

  • Mary-Illinios says:

    When you write about colorful front doors it makes me sad that I live in a townhouse that has an HOA. They prohibit doors being painted.
    I hope you are enjoying Toronto.

    • KJ says:

      Can you add some bright outdoor curtains like above? Or a bench with cushions or a cheery rug and planters?

    • Carol J says:

      I’m in the same situation, and no…at my place there’s no way to add outdoor curtains, benches, front gardens, etc. I’ll enjoy the photos here and go play in my small back garden. : )

  • wendy says:

    Hello Maria:
    I hope to take the course the next time you are in Toronto.Is it possible for you to give a paint color for the teal hue?
    Thanks so much.

  • InfoDiva says:

    Mary-Illinois, get on the board of your HOA and fight for change. My HOA insisted that I replace my door hardware with bright polished brass because that’s what was put on all the doors originally–in 1989!

    I successfully argued that most hardware had tarnished to an approximation of oil-rubbed bronze, so I didn’t have to recreate the 80s, thankfully.

    Next up, the bland, fading dark-green front doors!

  • Diane G. says:

    I live in a small townhouse complex…just 11 homes,red brick, Georgian. The HOA decreed that all the trim be painted BM Lancaster White but everyone’s front door can be different…we have leaded glass, stained, black. Some have black iron gates…a touch of individuality, without going overboard. And we DO own these places, after all. Seems reasonable to me! Good luck, Mary-Illinois!

  • Susan McCargar says:

    Wonderful pics, Maria! Outdoor curtains… how fabulous!

  • The outdoor curtains are brilliant and so well executed! Love the teal door, too – thanks for the inspiration.

  • Carol says:

    Ohhh what pretty doors!! I’m wondering what color
    planter to put in front of my doors? Is there a general
    rule? Should it be the same color as the brick? or the
    house or the door?? One side of my door has taupey
    multicolored brick the other side is the brown of the
    house with off white trim and the door is black………double doors.
    Its spring in Texas and beautiful but the intense heat
    will be here way too soon

  • What a happy post!! Love all the colors truly original and happy

  • Ellen says:

    Love the colors! My neighborhood is boring. The only colored front doors I see in my neighborhood are pink on gray homes.

  • Deb says:

    Lovely post. Do you know what color yellow is paired with the teal door? I have a brick home that happily needs that color-in the high desert foothills of Salt Lake City facing west.I just need to lighten my green door a touch, it’s Amsterdam black-green now.
    Thank you very much.

  • franki says:

    Those outdoor curtains are brilliant…I do so admire a “new twist” be it doorknobs, curtains, etc. franki

  • Betsy OShea says:

    To CTHome, depending on what shade of lite green your house is… Your front door could be another brighter shade of green, persimmon or any shade of yellow from orangey to greeny yellow. Thats what i would choose.

  • When looking around for coloured doors I notice that everyone is choosing red right now. I do like fire engine red but basically I’m over my love of any other red chosen for doors…… I’m in my blue phase now —- I’m in love with blue doors – and just about any blue will do!
    Love the outdoor curtains, what a great statement.

  • Deb Landy says:

    LOVE the bright happy colors. What a fun welcome! I too am looking forward to the next color course. If you know the dates please post so I can avoid a conflict!
    Thanks for all you do.

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