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So I Painted My Door Coral

I am well aware that this is where I may lose a few loyal readers 🙂 Just Kidding! At least I hope not. This weekend was a busy one full of decorating projects, including painting a door coral like I have always wanted to do.


This door is in my kitchen and leads to the laundry room. Any one who knows me, knows how much I hate doing laundry. Maybe subconsciously I knew I need some cheering up on laundry day, so I decided to go for it. It’s only paint, right?

The door is just across from my breakfast area turned morning room (see my blog post about my new morning room here). So the coral makes sense in the grand scheme of the kitchen’s color scheme



The cabinetry and floor is pretty dark, so adding a pop of color in the kitchen was needed. And as a Caribbean girl, I love my color. In fact the orange color family is my favorite. I have been told many times that orange looks great against my dark skin tone, so why wouldn’t I want to live with it in my home? Agree? 🙂


Thant’s me in orange/coral a few years ago


I certainly will not be painting all the doors in my home coral, but eventually I will be painting them a color other than white – maybe dark gray.

If you have a favorite color, you can decorate with it in small doses or as much as you can live with. Just keep balance in mind when you do. Doors are a great way to do that, by the way. It is scary to most people, but think about it – it takes less than a quart of paint and about an hour to do. No major set-back there.

I have already gotten a few objections from folks on Facebook. The common theme seems to be that they like it, but their spouse (mostly husbands) wouldn’t go for it. That’s one of the perks of being a single woman I guess 🙂

I had professional photos taken this weekend, and will be sharing them on the blog sometime soon.


Incase you are wondering why two clocks above the door (I already had a few people ask on Facebook), they represent the time in 2 cities that I love: Katy (where I live) and Montego Bay (where I am from).You may notice the name plates below each clock. It so happens that Montego Bay and Katy are actually the same time now, but there are times when they are an hour difference. 🙂


Here I did the same thing for a client a few months ago (The name plates were not in yet in this photo). Her name plates are Las Vegas, Jerusalem and Maui.

So what are your thoughts on the coral door? Would you dare?

On a separate note: The One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home blog starts this week!


If you have been following The Naked Decorator for a while, you will know that I completed two One Room Challenges last year. See the big reveals here and here. This time around, I will be doing my son’s small bedroom. Check in this Thursday, April 2nd to see the room as it is now (the mess that it is 🙂 ) and the plans for his room. It will be fun! Subscribe to The Naked Decorator so you can follow the progress of his room over the six week period.

Happy Monday to you all!

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!


Veronica Solomon Owner/Lead Designer Casa Vilora Interiors


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