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Front door color

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Thoughts on a front door color? I’m thinking black since the roof is but fear it may be too dark. Anyone have an app to color it?

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    The entry is dark, so you're right, black is probably not the best choice. Can you show us a picture of the whole front of the house for context?

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    Yes, a pic showing the entire front would help. Agree with no black since the door’s recessed.

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    Pics of the whole house posted here in a comment DO NOT start anothrer post .

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    Can't judge on the door alone. Need the context of how it looks with the entire rest of your house.

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    I was having issues but got it!

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    Old pic but colors are the same

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    is the siding vinyl or paintable siding?

    If you are set on Black door, then paint the porch alcove siding a lighter color to lighten the space rather than have it look like a black hole.

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    That’s what I’m afraid of

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    I’d be tempted to keep the door white like your trim.

    At some point consider a garage door with windows across the top. That would help break up the ”wall” of garage since it’s front-facing. Painting it the same color as the siding is another option. Try to keep the focus on your door/entry area.

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    I’ll have to take a current pic as we now have windows on the garage

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    Current would be good!

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    Better pic

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    White like the rim. It is so dark in that entry that it will get lost in another color. I'd also paint the white points of your roof peaks to match the siding color.

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    Good idea @Kendrah!

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    On the to do list :)

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    Another vote for white.

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    I painted a house this color and painted the door a dark red.

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    For a brighter youthful look you could go with coral or watermelon.

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    a nice yellow

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    You have a lovely home...


    I love the idea of a soft yellow. Great Idea @Geri Willbrand



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    Suggest a grey/blue and test lots of samples next to the brick and siding.







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    I think if you pick a complimentary color (blue,green,yellow etc) it would some uniqueness to the neutral exterior. The hose has curb appeal so whatever you decide, whether color of neutral will look nice

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    Consider a maroon red or terra cotta for the door. Either choice would go nicely as accent against the dark gray of the house. Whatever color you choose, also paint the sidelights the same color.

    To make your house look even better, paint the window sashes the same-as-door accent color. (sash only, not trim)

    Next, paint your garage door the same color as siding, including the trim, leaving no white to outline the door. The garage door is a function, not a feature to be highlighted and made to stand out. Currently the most prominant thing about the house is the garage door.

    Your entry is hidden behind the two opposing shrubs. You've said you plan to trim them, but I'm not sure that will do. Whatever is planted there should be kept a lower level than the existing hedgerow. Don't be afraid of removing the two shrubs; they were ill-chosen from the get-go, much too large as foundation plantings. Plant flowers there or possibly two large attractive planters with flowers.

    Then, severely trim or get rid of the three large shrubs that are overgrown and hiding the house. In their place, one nice ornamental tree would be great, a Japanese Maple perhaps.

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    So many great suggestions!! @lazidazi I agree on the plant removals and think it will look so much better without!

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    I agree about pulling the two shrubs out. They aren’t appropriately sized and you’ll be continually trimming them. Ugh

    Also I love the idea of a complimentary soft color(coral, yellow, soft blue). Or white if you’re not that brave.

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    Thank you! I’m loving the different suggested colors! And have pulled samples!

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    White, or if you're feelng really bold, the bright green of the lawn in the photo made me think of the same on the front door. A bright or lime green door on such a traditional house would be fun!

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    My first thought was a wine color. Something close to SW Sundried Tomato

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    Whatever you decide for the door, I’d keep it light and bright for optimum focus.

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    Pretty house! Before sampling paint colours open your view to front door by removing the 2 big shrubs. Then painting peaks & the white stripe above the garage doors same as siding. Your new garage doors are lovely as is the brick surround, also noted on left side of house, is a feature in itself. After those changes you may decide to keep front door & garage doors classic white or go for black to compliment roof.
    Suggest Benjamin Moore 2134-30 Iron Mountain. Remember it’s just paint so have fun & experiment!
    Good luck!

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    Another soft black 2126-30 Anchor Gray - depending on how much blue is in siding

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    I would not pull out the bushes- simply trim and shape them into a form better suited to allow a clear view of your door. Since your home is traditional I would choose something with a deep red to contrast for the front door color. White is basic, boring and difficult to keep clean.

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    So many great suggestions!!! Need answer by tomorrow so wish me luck!

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    Go with your heart. It's only paint - you could change it seasonally if so inclined!

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    True @Jenny! TY!

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    Perhaps eliminate some of those bushes/shrubs/trees. Maybe there's a nursery or garden center that can help w a cost-free app or suggestions. Different plants (flowers for sure--if you paint door a different color) pick it up in flowers.

  • 29 days ago

    Good idea! We have a few places close by @Toni thank you!

  • 29 days ago

    white would be my vote.Just want to say that the house looks quite pretty