Should I paint my front door a different color? I want to leave the trim around the door and windows white.
woo11
October 21, 2012
My front door is white and my storm door (which is glass and wood) is white. I want to leave all the trim around the door white. I'm afraid if I change the color of the doors to match the shutters that it will make the door look small. Any suggestions to improve the entrance of this brick colonial is welcome. Thank you so much!!
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feeny
I'd like to see a more interesting color than white on the door, even if it is just black like the shutters. But many other colors could look good too--red, reddish brown or reddish-orange, green, blue, aubergine, etc.. Lots of options for a lovely colonial like yours.
5 Likes    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 2:15PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I think the trick to making your door look larger is to paint both the storm door and the regular door and the color I would select is red!
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 2:21PM
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ruechardon
Google "Dublin doors" images. Rows and rows of red brick town homes, using only paint colors on their front doors to differentiate themselves. Wonderful inspiration for some adding some sassiness to classic architecture! Remember, it's only paint, so keep trying til one hits you.
3 Likes    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 2:22PM
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Judy M
I like the RED! Usually I would say avoid red with brick but the wide white molding around the door makes the red work.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 2:23PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I loved what I found on "dublin door images". Fascinating!
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 2:30PM
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woo11
Thank you, everyone! I'm definitely going to make a change! You guys are awesome!
    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 4:15PM
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nmorgen
Here are some pics of my green front door on my 1925 Colonial. It makes it very easy for the pizza delivery guy to find our house.
7 Likes    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 4:33PM
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judianna20
Carolyn is correct . You must paint your storm what you paint your door. Lots of wonderful suggestions here. Mine is black.
    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 4:36PM
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houssaon
I like the blue from Between Naps on the Porch.
    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 4:46PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
That's a great looking green from mmorgan!
1 Like    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 5:16PM
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bluenan
Your home is gorgeous. It's crisp and classic, I LOVE the white, keep it! Your storm door is a very nice and expensive wood door. I just can't get next to the garish colored front door trend except maybe on a cottage. Hold your ground and keep it classic and dignified.
    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 2:35PM
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Coates Design Architects Seattle
The white door you have currently is great but I agree with the suggestions of bold colors for differentiation and personality
1 Like    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 3:04PM
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Bonnie
Red would be awesome!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 6:21AM
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sharlowm
Red or grey would be an improvement, the white does nothing as far as curb appeal
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refining
I vote green: a ferny, yellowish green. I have a red brick home with green door and love it and get many compliments on it!
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 4:28AM
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angelsh
I would recommend a color and I think black would look fine and would not make the door look smaller. The other bonus - it would disguise any soot or dirt buildup on the door which is so visible on a white door.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 4:49AM
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Belle Chaise
I vote for red! Beautiful house by the way.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:10AM
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Timberlane Shutters
It's so nice to see properly fitted, functional shutters on homes! We love the idea of a red door, as that is a classic combination with black shutters and white trim. Or even a deep cranberry color.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:41AM
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mefor
This thread is from 2012, lol
They gotcha, bluenan, hate that recycling of old threads :)
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:44AM
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Roxie Ducote
I see many people painting their doors red. I'm a bit different so what about a stressed wood door? Just a thought. I would definitely leave the rest white.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:55AM
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mefor
OLD THREAD
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 6:15AM
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