Front door: I love red front doors but is it ok with brick?
September 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My front door has a beautiful white decorative molding around it and then is surrounded by 3 or 4 feet of brick on either side. the door is currently black. (white house) Would a red door be ok next to brick? If so, what color red would work? Any other ideas to warm up the welcome???
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I like the black...Is painting the shingles out of the question?
September 24, 2013 at 9:49pm        Thanked by cmorante
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Black is nice, but maybe a dark gray? Mine would be red as a fire truck or yellow as a daisy but in my neighborhood we change door colors to have refresher often.
September 24, 2013 at 9:54pm   
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Navy looks well with brick ( though the black does,too!)
September 24, 2013 at 9:59pm     
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I think your front door would look fantastic painted red. With the red brick surrounding it, it will have more impact when viewed from a distance. Look for an earthy red that has a lot of brown/terra cotta in it.
September 24, 2013 at 10:41pm     
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Cindy Sherman @ Kitchen & Bath Ideas
If you trimmed down a lot of the landscaping around the house, specifically reshaping the larger trees/bushes, I think you would notice that it would help everything get a nice fresh update .. to match your door! :)
September 24, 2013 at 10:48pm     
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
I agree that a red door would look great. You asked about other ways to warm up the welcome. I don't see the sidewalk approach to the front door. Do you have a welcoming pathway that leads to the front door?
September 24, 2013 at 11:32pm   
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I think a dark, brick-toned red would be perfect. I think I'd also like to see a semi-circular area of paving around the front door as a welcoming space, linking to a pathway.
September 25, 2013 at 1:21am     
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Slightly larger example -
September 25, 2013 at 8:09am   
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