HELP needed with front door color.
jebye
July 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What color should I paint my front door? It was black and I tried BM-Stratton Blue (too light) & just did not look right. I repainted it SW-Rustic Red. I am not happy with the color either. Any recommendations? I plan on keeping the black iron and shutters.
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vjs12
I love the red door. It looks great with the brick and the black shutters.
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jebye
The red is a bit dull. I was thinking a brighter red not so orange.
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What's Inside Design Ltd.
I also like the red! How long have you "lived" with it? Sometimes people struggle with the change and after about 2 weeks, end up loving it! I say give it some time.....if you haven't already.
Otherwise, how about dark grey-blue like BM's Evening Dove 2128-30

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vjs12
Yes, a true red would look great. Try Sherwin Williams paint strip 124, It has 8 Red colors but I like Positive Red SW6871
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jebye
I really like the blue grey BM color, but do you think it will be enough contrast with the black?
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What's Inside Design Ltd.
I chose this particular colour because it will stand out against the light brick and white window trim, yet will still "belong" with the mortar and the shutters because it is darker in value. The human eye notices difference in value before it notices intensity of colour. In this particular case, I chose to create impact with value rather than with intensity.
Good luck, have fun, and please let me know how it goes!
Caroline :)
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Tammy Tate Kammerer
Love the red. Maybe the next time you plant spring flowers, do red toned, like geraniums. and instead plant flowers that drape with the evergreens in the pots. What Out spray painting your flower pots the red? Maybe a little bigger/black updated outdoor lights would help.
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anne dee
except for the black door I believe the curtains at the privacy windows are distracting the color of the front door.
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jebye
What do you recommend for the sidelights?
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anne dee
I'm not sure but possibly a curtain covering that does not have a pattern.
the grey door color recommended by BIDL would be a good choice as your brick carries a grey tone.
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jebye
Thanks for all the advice. I really am not into having a red door and do like the blue/grey color. I was thinking of changing the curtains and will take your advice & keep them plain. Thanks again!
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Please post an update! Have fun! :)
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Tammy Tate Kammerer
Light ideas.... Have fun
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sophiec32
I would do your door Ace Hardware's Evening Gown
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vjs12
I like your lace white curtains. I like a red door because of the warmth it creates and with your brick, shutters, and wrought iron it looks very rich. But you are not crazy about having a red door, so do what you like. The BM Evening Dove color suggested above is a pretty color. Good luck and post the update!
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