I have been planning on painting our front door for several years now. I even went so far as to pick out the exact color that I wanted two years ago. But that is lost now and I had to go pick out a new color.
It's funny how you avoid a project because you think it is going to be tedious or difficult. But the whole thing took me less than five hours. Granted, it was pretty warm outside; I sanded it, primed it with a dark primer, and then gave it two coats before rehanging it. The next day I touched up in a few spots. I finished the look with a brass door knocker I picked up in Hawaii almost two years ago. We are cat people, so I think this knocker is highly appropriate.
I love the look of extra glossy doors and trim. This fuchsia/raspberry color makes me so happy. I did not paint this for any Feng Shui reason. I believe in Feng Shui even less than I believe in Father Christmas; I painted it this color because our house is painted olive and wanted it to reference an olive stuffed with a pimento. Nice, complimentary colors.
Only, now, the door looks so nice that the peeling trim looks far worse than it did before, so I will be moving onto outside trim painting shortly.