PLEASE help with entryway!
kimberleyb
August 28, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I need help deciding what to do with the wood around my front door. Should I repaint it with the same color, go lighter to make the door pop, try something totally different like stone.....? Any other observations/suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
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ritasj
Rt now the door doesn't tie in with the rest of the trim....May be paint the surround to match window trim or shutters...if the door color can be changed an all green door and surround will expand the doors impact and at the same time tie into the beautiful lawn color
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 28, 2014 at 11:03AM
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Rachel @ Ethan Allen
I think a beautiful dark blue color on the front door and side lights would be a nice change from all of the orange in the brick. As far as the wood panels, I would change them out for a smooth wood and paint them black.
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 28, 2014 at 11:41AM
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julieharrison
Paint it black
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 28, 2014 at 11:47AM
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carolins
I'd paint the sidelights the same white as your windows. Here are a couple of different colour ideas for your door :-)
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carolins
And 2 more
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Comwest Construction
you might consider painting the wood the same color as the windows. you can keep the door as is or paint it the color of your shutters
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 28, 2014 at 12:19PM
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kimberleyb
I appreciate all the great comments. Carolins - I like how the white makes the door pop, but what color for wood walls perpendicular to the door and the small wood arch above?
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Mouldex Exterior & Interior Mouldings
Consider replacing the wood as maintenance will be needed in the future to keep it looking fresh. Stone is a great option, will make for a grand entrance but you would have to use veneer since it's lighter than traditional stone and wouldn't need a lintel to support it. You can also use a composite wood as an alternative.
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 29, 2014 at 4:19AM
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carolins
Here are a couple of different options. I didn't realize there was wood surrounding the door and sidelights.
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carolins
I prefer the last option. Surrounding wood in the same colour as the shutters, sidelights same colour as window frames and whatever colour front door you choose.
2 Likes   Thanked by kimberleyb    August 29, 2014 at 4:48AM
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kimberleyb
Thank you so much, carolins, for showing me some options. I am not good at visualizing and that really helped!
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carolins
You're welcome. Please post 'after photos'. We'd love to see what you end up doing :-)
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carolins
Actually, looking back at the photos, I'm also liking the all white surrounding and white sidelights. I think I'm liking that even more than the last one with the darker surrounding wood.
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Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals
I think the wood paneling around and above the door should be the same white as your other trim. Look at the house from afar- you have a nice rhythm of repeating arches over the windows that is lost over the front door. By painting this wood plus the door trim white, your accent color will pop.
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decoenthusiaste
I prefer the two with entirely white surrounds, with or without the sidelights painted, as carolins showed. They probably look better in the distance shot where you see the entire front of the home. Larger urns or pots are in order, as the current ones are smaller in scale than the coach lanterns, which look like they could use refinishing. My choice would be a black door and black lanterns. Also might consider brass on the lanterns and on a kick plate for the door. If it were mine, my next project would be removal of the brick knee wall.
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PPF.
Paint everything but the door white.

Paint door shutter color. The red door looks off with the red brick.
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kimberleyb
Just want to show all of you who commented where I am with front entry. I haven't decided on a door color yet, but will soon. Then I'll post a picture of the final result. If you have additional comments or suggestions, I will appreciate all input. Thank you again for all your previous suggestions!
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Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals
Yay, so much better!
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    September 16, 2014 at 3:29PM
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Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals
As others have noted, the red isn't great with the brick, and using the shutter color to me seems like to much grey with the roof. Purple? Some shade of green?

Already such an improvement. Yay paint!
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    September 16, 2014 at 3:31PM
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Interior Affairs -- Vickie Daeley
The white trim looks great! Yes the red on the door now has too much of an orange tint to it. To get more of a pop I would suggest a darker green or darker blue for the front door.
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carolins
Love it. Looks much better :-)
1 Like   Thanked by kimberleyb    September 17, 2014 at 11:34AM
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carolins
Some visuals, maybe it helps you narrow down colour choices
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carolins
And...
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kimberleyb
Carolins, thank you for the visuals. That really helps! I'm thinking about the blue at the moment. I will post a picture after I make my decision.
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saller
I like the second one that Carolins did. The one with the same color of the shutters. It kind of gives it a nice rhythm across the front of your home.
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