Take a walk with me in London as we consider photos I snapped of Pretty London Front Doors, Colorful Paint Colors & Walking Tour! You’ll see glimpses of the Notting Hill and the Holland Park neighborhood we called our home away from home two years ago.
Pretty London Front Doors, Colorful Paint Colors & Walking Tour!
Oh how I relish being a flaneur on vacation; exploring little hamlets with: wide eyes, no plans, and no purpose at all.
Might I nudge your mood into tickety-boo territory?
Is my British accent ringing through the fiber optics? Oh, the beauty of internetland…gurrrl, my down home Midwestern accent in person might send you sprinting for the Notting Hills!
Notting Hill Walking Tour
Enjoy this walking tour, and watch for the very doors and homes you’ll see in my photos here!
Notting Hill at Dusk
I’ll never forget our arrival that first evening in London. We settled into this quaint Holland Park apartment and strolled to Notting Hill at dusk under glorious pink skies (I didn’t edit the photo!)
Since so many folks are devoting their Covid winter to home improvement projects such as painting, I’m also including pretty paint colors to PIN to YOUR HEART’S DESIRE. (Have a Pinterest board reserved for PRETTY PAINT COLORS? You can always create one!)
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“Pretty front door” is subjective. There were plenty of “more rustic than refined” doors and entrances I found charming so they are also in the mix.
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Paint Color Ideas Inspired by London
Maybe you will discover a paint color or color combination to use at home!
This pretty pink home exterior is reminiscent of FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink, yes? Find more ideas for pink paint colors here.
I spied a fabulous pale pink in a girl’s bedroom I recently toured, and I know you know how tricky pinks can be to get right.
Also see this for pink inspiration.
Pink London Front Door
For more inspiration for Middleton Pink paint color, see this French farmhouse with a kids bathroom painted in the hue.
Delicious Color Combinations in London
Are we in Notting Hill or Normandy? This charming facade sported a front door that I imagine is delicious chocolate on a beautiful candy house
Here’s a diversion architecturally speaking with another a chocolate brown door. This home likely belongs to a dignitary (or a famous rapper).
Speaking of chocolate…every year around Valentine’s Day, I think about making one of these edible boxes filled with yum:
Beautiful Grey London Door
I just love the classic charm of grey with the white moldings and warm brick.
Searching for medium grey paint color ideas? SEE THESE.
Sky Blue Front Door in Notting Hill
While this vivid sky blue is not the sort of color to which I’m drawn – it’s one of those hues recalling spring skies or even summer flowers. On a grey day, I’m sure the owner smiles returning home to it.
Shocking Red-Orange Front Door
Aren’t the surrounding details fabulous?
Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the Mews!
(Mews are stables along an alley or homes converted from former stables.)
Peacock & Royal Blue Wonder
It was so thrilling to meander down charming little alleyways!
Rosy Pink Painted Door
Lipstick pinks are not at all common to see on front doors in my neck of the woods.
(My lips get so dry in winter, and the only way I know to keep them hydrated is by layering a lip stain that will last 10 hours with a hydrating lipstick.)
This is still my favorite cream blush (and I even tried a much more expensive Westman Atelier option that didn’t deliver like this one which can be used as sheer lip color as well.)
When Pastels Converge
French & Swedish Blues
Is it Aubusson or a Scandi blue?
London Lavender Lovely
Vivid Red, Snow White, and Denim
More Baby Pink London Glimpses
Climbing Blooms in London
Grey Paint Color Ideas
The door above looks similar to BENJAMIN MOORE’S Trout Gray. And here are a few other keepers.
Canopied Entrance & Periwinkle
Sophisticated Cashmere-Like Grey
Ebony Against Crisp White
Black Paint Color Pick from Designers
Perfection With Green Front Door & Black Window Mullions
Chalky Sophisticated Green Paint Color Ideas
If you love that green hue you see on so many French farmhouse shutters, you’ll definitely want to check out THIS STORY!
Bold and Striking Black London Door
Bright Blue Notting Hill Movie Front Door
Of course we had to stop at 280 Westbourne St. in Notting Hill to pose with this famous front door.
Remember “Notting Hill?”
Who can focus on the front door when a pub is blooming with pink?
The weather was fabulous on our visit to London!
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