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Domino’s Icons of Style #4: Miles Redd’s Blue Door

February 27, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux.  Let us know what your personal opinion of each icon of style is in the comments: love it? hate it? used it in your own place?  We want to know what you think!

This elegant robin’s egg blue front door belongs to the uber talented Miles Redd whose work was often showcased in Domino Magazine. The picture appeared in the November 2008 issue and ever since people have been blogging about blue doors and painting their doors blue. I think this color is a chic and sophisticated alternative to the ubiquitous red front door and black front door.  In the Mediterranean region and north Africa, blue front doors are very popular because blue is thought to keep away evil spirits.

Miles Redd's Front Door

Miles Redd's Beautiful Door

Note also the centered doorknob and the silver hardware. Baldwin Hardware has a beautiful collection of door hardware in nickel finish that would be wonderful–but don’t feel that you need to change your door hardware if you have brass. This shade would be lovely with brass as well.

I tried to find out the exact paint he used, but was told it was custom mixed on site by Miles Redd himself. Some great colors close to this are:

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Martha Stewart C25 Robins Egg Blue

Sherwin Williams SW6484 Meander Blue

Sherwin Williams SW6484 Meander Blue

Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue

Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue

Farrow & Ball 22 Light Blue

Farrow & Ball 22 Light Blue

The Tiffany Blue box is a somewhat deeper and stronger robin’s egg blue, but will always be a gorgeous and iconic color.

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Here are two close matches to the Tiffany box:

Benjamin Moore 2048-50 Tropicana Cabana

Benjamin Moore 2048-50 Tropicana Cabana

Sherwin Williams SW6766 Mariner

Sherwin Williams SW6766 Mariner

This is my top project for my house this spring. Have any of you painted your door this color? I would love to see pictures! Just think, for the cost of a quart of paint, you’ll give your house a whole new look!

Thanks, Beth!

Icons of Style #1: Zebra Rugs
Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls
Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bedroom

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15 comments

  1. Great post, Beth. I love that color and recently did a version of the Tiffany blue on a piece of mine.


  2. [...] had forgotten about this door until Beth reminded me…I remember falling in love with its elegance the first time I saw it, especially the silver [...]


  3. Love that door!

    I painted my office a Benjamin Moore color called “Waterfall” which is very tiffany blue. I think going up a few shades from there and mixing in a tiny bit of gray would be a good match. Your local paint guy should be able to find the perfect thing.


  4. Mrslimestone-I checked out “Waterfall” and it looks perfect-thanks!


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