I think my front door says, "a paper crafter lives here'.
One of the many home projects I've done lately is to paint the front door. I also am de-brassing the entire house - replacing the 90's shiny brass fixtures that were so popular back then with oil-rubbed bronze. It's been fun, and can't wait to do it again in another 15 to 20 years - ha.
Funny thing was, after I painted the front door black, about ten houses nearby did the same. I loved the black against the brick. But....things change.
New photo below with new door color; kickplate removed; new doorbell (arriving this week), locks/handle and door knocker. Paint is Martha Stewart Zinc.
I did not want a black door knocker - just not into the matchy-matchy look. I found a brushed stainless door knocker online (Pottery Barn)...and was originally going to showcase an instagram-style photo of the front of the house, but instead used this:
Door knocker features a twist-off front glass panel. The front door faces west - let's see how long it takes to fade the art ...and if more gray doors pop up in the neighborhood! (paper - October Afternoon 9 to 5)