After I participated in Brittany’s Dress The Rainbow challenge, I started noticing colorful walls everywhere. Not that color doesn’t pop out to me on a regular basis, but now it’s like my brain works differently. As my eyes float to colorful buildings, I realized it’s rare for colorful buildings to also have colorful doors. Weird, right? It seems like you either have a colorful building and a boring door, or a colorful door and a boring building.
I decided to go around Baltimore and find a bunch of colorful doors! It took forever. I think I spent a total of nine hours driving up and down streets in my favorite city to find rainbow doors, so I hope you enjoy them!
Today I’m going to share five solid-colored doors in red, pink, orange, yellow, green, teal, blue, and purple. I’ve also singled out my favorite from each color! In each section, I’ve included locations for you to find colorful doors if you’re in Baltimore (the second street is the cross street).
During my exploration, I realized certain doors are way easier to find than others. Besides black, white, brown, and wood doors the easiest color to find is blue. After that, in order easiest to most difficult is red, green, purple, teal, yellow, pink, and orange. Of course, these Uncustomary Statistics are based in Baltimore only, but I really didn’t think orange would be so hard to find in Charm City, home of The Orioles! It took forever.
Find red doors: Greenmount/32nd, Greenmount/22nd, Oliver/Luzeme, Orleans/Duncan, Hamburg/Paca, Callendar/Lombard
Gilmore/Winchester, Baker/Monroe, Harlem/Carrollton, Decker/Hudson, Central/Ashland, Birckhead/Light
Patterson Park/Chase, Mount/Baltimore, Clinton/Dillon, Decker/Hudson
Biddle/Homewood, Schroeder/Harlem, Bush/Wilcomico, Washington/Cross, Fremont/Portland, Jackson/Fort, Riverside/West
Preston/Aisquith, Bradford/Ashland, Gilmore/Riggs, Bush/Wilcomico, Woodward/Scott, Baylis/Harmony, East/Fleet, Light/Barney
Sterling/Monument, Saratoga/Stricker, Washington/Callendar, Carroll/Barre, Woodward/Scott, Bouldin/Foster
Biddle/Wolfe, Arlington/Lanvale, Carrollton/Harlem, Pulaski/Vine, Hamburg/Cross, Cross/Washington, Scott/Pratt, Bouldin/Elliott, East/Fleet
Preston/Valley, Patterson Park/Chase, Lafayette/Port, Franklin/Lanvale, Fulton/Dover, Paca/Hamburg, Scott/Pratt, Curley/Foster, Lombard/Spring
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Questions for you to answer in the comments:
What color is your door?
If you could change the color of your door, what would you pick?
Which one of these doors is your favorite?
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My door is a boring white, but if I could, I’d paint it purple. I love the teal ones you saw too, so pretty!
My door is actually white, too. 🙁 Yes! Teal seems so elegant as a door. I’d make mine yellow!
I love this! Our door is teal. We’re planning on repainting our door, trim, and cornice soon though and are going to do a lighter blue/aqua (can’t you tell I love aqua?!) with an earthy reddish coral for trim. Going for a bit of a southwest theme, I guess. Next, you should see if you can find row houses painted in the rainbow of colors. There’s a purple one in our neighborhood on Ellwood between Fairmount and Baltimore streets. I loved the pink door you choose as your favorite pink above– something about the cracked paint along with the windows and the color.
Cracked paint always speaks to me. I think it’s so beautiful. I’m actually ahead of you on the row homes 😉 stay tuned. I love the ones on North Calvert though, even if they’re not solid-colored, and I’d love to sneak on someone’s porch for an interesting perspective shot going down the block from porch to porch. I also found this really cool alley block of color-blocked houses, I posted here.
Oh my goodness! Those are fabulous! Where are they? I am also a huge fan of the ones on North Calvert. I love how vibrant they are and the porches in general would be lovely to sit on in the evenings. So much more inviting than our little stoop.
So I don’t remember *exactly*. I was in between Mount Vernon and Station North. It was an alley, not a regular street. I want to say it was between Lanvale and Lafayette, but I’m not positive. That area, off Guilford.
This is basically the coolest neighborhood photo challenge/exploration thing-y EVER!
Thanks Kelsey!! It was a lot of work, but it was fun and the photos made it all worth it. <3
I LOVE this! What a fun outing! Much more interesting homes in Baltimore than where I live! My favs were the cobalt modern door and all of the pinks!! Our current door is a horrid burn rust but we’ll be painting it a mustard soon 🙂
Oh cool! Yeah I didn’t see many mustard doors around, it was usually pale yellow and then a few bright ones. And there’s just something about a pink door that speaks to most people, I think. It’s so eloquent and whimsical.
I love this so hard. I desperately want a hot pink door. For now I’m stuck with washi taping the wooden door borders in our house.
Washi tape is actually a pretty great alternative for someone who isn’t allowed to paint their door! Good call!
I do love the first red door and the blue one with the little crab, since my zodiac is the cancer ^_^. The front door of our house is Standard plastic white. But if I had total freedom of choice I would like to have a wooden door and paint it in rainbow colors. I am rainbow-addicted. 😀 I doubt that we have a lot of colorful doors over here and will defenitly have a look!
You definitely have to look around for them, but I promise they’re there! And there’s actually a TON of doors with crabs as the door knocker because it’s Maryland. 🙂
I really like the peace sign and the crab on two of the doors… My fave of them all is the set of pinks with the windows and the pink cloth acting as a curtain. My two doors are painted red. I love & adore colorful houses, thanks for sharing your project!
You’re so welcome! Yes, the pink doors are pretty amazing. And like I said to Fehlernr, there are actually a ton of doors with crab door knockers since we’re in Maryland. I didn’t notice them until I did this project, though!
1. Our door right now is white, much to my chagrin. Living in a rental and have plans to paint it landlord ok with it… but… not purple.. we’ll probably end up with a Colonial Blue like you’d see in Annapolis..
2. PURPLE is what I’d paint it, because at the end of the day it is a royal color, it makes me happy and I’m a queen…well, I think I am anyway..and I’m going to add a Fleur De lis door knocker
3. I love the 2nd to last purple door the most. Thanks for asking!
Purple is definitely royal, and you are definitely a queen. <3
I live in an apartment building so my door is a weird gray-ish color that is the same as the walls. It’s pretty ugly. I would totally paint my door purple (duh). My favorite door from your shots is the orange one with the blue trim. It’s so elegant!
Rhode Island has a lot of colorful doors but I don’t really see too many out here. I can’t believe you drove around for so long to find these doors!
It’s super elegant, right? That one was a particularly interesting find. I was just driving to my boyfriend’s house and texting him that I couldn’t stay long because I had to go out again to look for doors and why couldn’t I find any orange doors?! I put my phone down and saw the house with that door and I was like WOIRAOKTNLASSKFASMFKA!!!! SO PRETTY.
I mean it was in two sessions, but it took a while. About six and a half the first time and over two the second. I used as much gas as if I had gone to the beach and back! Haha.
Are you serious this is such a cool project and it turned out awesome LOOK AT ALL THOSE COOL DOORS. If I ever own a house, I want one of these bright and loud and colorful doors for my front door.
Thanks! I can totally see you having a bright and beautiful door. <3
Awesome post. It makes me want to find out how many colors of doors I can find in my neighborhood (I can almost bet there won’t be any orange ones, though!).
The door to my building is mostly glass, but the frame is burgundy. The door to my apartment is…off white? (It gives your eyes a break from the orange walls in the hallway.) You can barely see it, though, because it’s magnetic and I’ve been taking full advantage of the temporary nature of magnetically-inclined decorations. Lots of postcards. Lots of cat pictures. Lots of hot pink.
If I could change it? Yellow.
My favorite door from your post changes every time I look at all those gorgeous photos, but right now I’m digging the teal one with lots of glass.
That’s a gorgeous one, for sure. I love that you’re taking advantage of the magnetic-ness of your door!