Disclaimer: The paint I received for free. Thank you Modern Masters for so generously gifting it to me. All opinions are very much my own.
Fall is here. With the new season comes change, fresh starts, and lots of color.
As much as I love the simplicity and beauty in white, clean, and simple, my heart goes pitter-patter for color. It always has. It should be no surprise then that fall is my favorite season. The change of weather, the colorful layers of clothing, and the brilliant leaves have me looking forward to fall all year-long.
Last year, we kind of missed fall with our move from Georgia. We moved before Georgia’s fall and after Indiana‘s. I was robbed, which made me all the more excited for it this year. I started prepping my fall porch mid summer. Let me give you a little before preview, so you can see what I had.
There is nothing horribly wrong. It’s actually pretty simple, clean, and neutral.
I don’t think any of those words describe me though. I have big dreams of expanding the porch and replacing the white columns with thick wood ones, but until that day comes, I did a few more inexpensive changes to make the front entrance of my house feel a little warmer and colorful.
One of the first things I did was brighten up the light fixtures with a fresh coat of spray paint. Next, I stuck a few flowering bulbs into my plain wreath to give it a little life and fun color as well.
I bought a few new things like a metal mail box, rug, and yellow chair to add some fun textures and color to my space.
As fall came, I added some mums to my hello pots and got some pumpkins. I feel like my front porch is one of the few decorated for fall (let alone with a pumpkin out front) in town. I joked with a friend that this southern girl’s style may stick out like a sore thumb up north. She assured me fall decoration is done up here, it’s just that no one wants to admit fall is here because that means the snow is coming.
The biggest change was switching out my front door paint. I needed color. I have never lived in a red brick house, so I was not sure which direction to go. I knew I did not want to choose the wrong color and have to do this project more than once, so I turned to my friends for help. I got lots of helpful opinions in a poll on Instagram. Navy, Yellow, Mint, and (my pick) purple were the top runners. I wanted to use Modern Masters Front Door Paint and lucky me they have an app to help. I was able to try these different colors on my front door by just taking a picture in the app of my door.
I had a lot of fun with the app (available for both iPhone and Android) and landed on purple. I love how it adds a fun pop of color, yet it is not as out there as the yellow.
I love how it turned out! I liked the look of the yellow against the red brick (just not for the whole door), so that it why I ended up using lots of accents for my porch in yellow.
I was a little nervous when I painted the first coat. It was so bright. I wondered if I would regret my decision, but I pressed on.
I realized the color I was using was such a dark color and contrast to the white-it just needed several coats. I ended up doing three coats, and it was worth it!
I only have good things to say about this paint! Your front door is the one of the most important elements on the exterior of your home. Let it express you and say welcome. Modern Masters has created 24 beautiful colors inspired by the emotional color wheel. My purple is actually called Spiritual. Which may not be a surprise.
Their paint is water based, quick drying, and contains non-fading technology that allows you to paint and close the door all in the same day.
Available at HomeDepot.com, selected Lowe’s stores nationwide, and the Modern Masters online shop.
Painting your front door is easy, quick curb appeal. Don’t be afraid to try something new and bold! If you would like a more detailed tutorial on how to paint your front door, watch this one minute video.
Fall is so colorful with the beautiful leaves and now so is my front porch. It felt like the perfect time to share this little makeover with you.
There is one little addition to this porch makeover that I did NOT contribute. Did you catch the beautiful chalk heart behind my yellow chair? That was created by my Jeremiah because he “loves me”. I have not had the heart to wash it off, although he did get a little “please keep chalk on the driveway” from now on talk.
Do you have any fall projects on your list? I can scratch painting my front porch off mine. It’s time for another project.