I painted my front door pink

I have seen a lot of coloured front doors pop up on Instagram lately. Pink, aqua, yellow, mint… I loved them! I’ve had it in my mind for a few months that I was going to paint mine pink when I got a spare minute. I warned my husband it was coming! Haha!

This was going to be an easy and cheap DIY project I could complete in a few hours.

I chose Pink Dust by Taubmans and purchased a 1L tin of water based gloss paint (although 500ml would easily do a door). I masked the area and got painting! I didn’t do the back, or the spine, only the front…

I went straight over my existing white gloss door. It took 3 coats. Make sure you buy a good paint brush.

And done! It’s a dusty/browny tone so it’s not too bright. Subtle and matches well with the shale grey weatherboards.

Excuse my spindly roses but it’s been hot. My job today is to trim them back so they can cycle again. Oh, and don’t build a weatherboard house if you can’t handle cobwebs because they are always hanging around!

♥ KC.


  • Nicole Maree

    Sooo pretty!! I’m going to do a coloured door when i eventually get around to painting over the horrible green that is my current house colour. My colour choice of front door keeps changing though

    • Nicole Maree

      Me too but I’m going to look into colour therapy and explore what colours can manifest what vibrations and positive energy. Or choose purple because it’s my favourite colour

  • Chrissie Taylor

    Looks fab!!! I’m in Bright ATM and there are so many beautiful weatherboard homes here… I’m going to try to snap a few today if I can. My brother in law built a beautiful one on Manuka Rd (off Inglewood,Bakers Lane, Dandaloo Road). I’ll be now on the lookout for front door colours!! You’re game to give pink a go! Great job ✅❤️

  • Karlene Power

    Love the new trend of the coloured doors.

  • Amber Maguire-Gardner

    I’ve had a tin of cherry red paint ready for when my new front door arrives. I can’t wait! Coloured doors are so pretty!

  • Dusan

    Katrina, I like how you matched colors of letter ‘O’ from your front door mat ‘home’ with the door color 🙂 Great touch there!!!
    Have you thought maybe about painting your window frames in some darker color? This may bring some more contrast in overall look of your hose 🙂 My background is architecture, so it’s just a first thing that came to my mind!

  • Karen Inall

    I going to do our new house front door in black!

  • Mel Wells

    I love it! We went to Ireland recently and their front doors are amazing, they are painted purple, red, green, yellow any colour you can think of and they are stunning!

  • Mina Grcic

    It goes really well with grey weatherboards. I painted my front door black in a high gloss! I bought the black paint & painted my front door while hubby was at work lol

  • Lee Foster-Hughes

    Pink is my favourite. I’ve said if I’m ever lucky enough to own my own home again I will be doing a pink front door.

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