Exterior paint color for kitchen door
Donna
May 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Thinking of a mossy green color for my kitchen door. I've always loved a blue door but don't think it would match the old brick chimney. Will change out the hardward also. The door opens into the kitchen so it has to look good inside as well.



Any suggestions?
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HERE Design and Architecture
I think a blue door would be lovely. Something with a little violet in it.
May 26, 2013 at 8:29AM     
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HERE Design and Architecture
And it does not have to be the same color on the inside.
May 26, 2013 at 8:30AM     
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
No reason why a blue door would not look good beside brick chimney. I can visualize it, and it would be charming in a deeper blue with a lightness to it. If you are trying to make colour work with kitchen walls & that has led to choice of blue colour, it will be charming.
I visualize a Dutch door here (door split a half point so upper part opens while bottom remains closed).

I am no colour expert so I won't suggest a specific colour. Maybe another designer will.
May 26, 2013 at 8:36AM   
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
one last thought, blue would work with roof shingle colour as well....
May 26, 2013 at 8:36AM   
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Richard McShan
I think "HERE Design and Architecture" hit it, spot on with the '...hint of violet' to bring out the color of the chimney. Think of carrying traces of the door color into the area you face as you enter the kitchen (i.e. the placement and colors of the plates in second picture.), trim on your bead board and/or cabinetry. If you do, I would suggest replacing the greens and yellows in your window with complimentary colors/pots/plants.

I would not paint it any shade of green, however. I fear this would cause a welcoming, eye-catching entryway to melt into the surrounding mosses and plants. One last thing... little changes to the foliage/things around the doorway would change the visual message to a more inviting welcome.

As always... before and after pictures! :?)
May 26, 2013 at 8:48AM     
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Rockin' Fine Finish
I really like bistro blue from Benjamin it has a hint of violent like suggested from here
May 26, 2013 at 8:56AM     
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judianna20
Are you familiar with BM Somerville Red?
May 26, 2013 at 9:01AM   
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Kevin Retired Decorator
I like a moss green, Look at the moss on the brick how charming to play that up. But I feel really most colors would work the richer the color the better.
May 27, 2013 at 6:57AM   
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decoenthusiaste
May 27, 2013 at 7:01AM   
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Kevin Retired Decorator
Yes I to wouldn't worry about painting both sides of the door the same color.
May 27, 2013 at 7:05AM      Thanked by Donna
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doctornancy
I like a blue tending toward teal. Have fun!
May 27, 2013 at 8:33AM     
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mefor
SW lagoon, one of my favorite colors
May 27, 2013 at 8:49AM     
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Donna
You think you have a color in mind, go to the paint store & all he'll breaks loose!!! The time has arrived & I have made my decision......
March 10, 2014 at 9:01AM     
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Donna
Me, again ! I painted both doors (inside & out) blue and I LOVE IT. Here is my front door painted
April 19, 2014 at 11:45AM     
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HERE Design and Architecture
Lovely :)
April 19, 2014 at 11:47AM     
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Donna
Thank you!!! I am pleased.
April 19, 2014 at 11:53AM   
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mefor
Looks beautiful, it's so welcoming :)
April 19, 2014 at 2:26PM     
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Denita
Love it!
April 19, 2014 at 2:33PM     
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snobunyz24
Third picture the blue on the shutters...
April 19, 2014 at 11:26PM   
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snobunyz24
Oops just saw you painted the blue., looks beautiful!
April 19, 2014 at 11:27PM   
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itrytoo
Needs a grayish blue.
April 19, 2014 at 11:39PM   
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grobby
OLD POST!
April 20, 2014 at 3:11AM   
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Donna
UPDATED, old post
April 20, 2014 at 4:21AM     
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