Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Front Door Dilemma

I looked at examples of colors for the front door.  What do you like?  Not like?

Bright Red

Barn Red


Darker Blue

Colonial Blue


Dark Grey

Light Green 

The Current White

I also saw dark green, yellow, and purple but ruled them out.  The bright red is a little extroverted for me, but I like the barn red.  I also like the dark grey, but maybe it would be too subdued.  Please give me some feedback.  Thanks!


Bearette said...

I kinda like the bright red.

judy in ky said...

I'm a little afraid of it.

Pam said...

Judy can you get the small colour swatches of all the colours you've suggested and then stand right back in the distance outside, holding them up 'til it actually fills the door space, if you know what I mean. I always use this technique - husband and daughter call it my 'squinty eye' effect. I use anything at hand actually, coloured pencils, coloured paper, anything with the colours I'm intending to use.

Pam said...

...also purple is too strong, a much softer violet/purple maybe with big pots of yellow flowers either side...or the soft sage green colour to pick up and accentuate your strong line of border plants.
Bet you wished you'd never asked, but I love stuff like this - and guess if you don't like your final choice you can just paint over it again!

judy in ky said...

I like your ideas, Pam. I am going to try the swatches and do the "squinty eye" thing... I've done that before too! You are opening my eyes to new possibilities as well. I can tell you like stuff like this.

rachel said...

I'd go for the barn red, myself - but it's such a personal thing, and you're going to be the one stepping through it every day!

Just remember, it's only paint, and if you don't like it, you don't have to live with it!

Sharron Folkes said...

I'll always opt for blue doors. Blue creates a relaxing, homey and soothing effect that no other colors can give. Though it's not as cheerful as red, still, this color can stand out on its own character. What I like about blue is that this it is not overpowering, which means it can go along well other colors without fearing that it might destroy the exterior design.

-Prices Doors

Antonia Johnston said...

All of these colors look great to me. I think what needs to be put into consideration is whether you want to provide a complement or a contrast to your home's exterior so you can make a choice. -Antonia @ A & B Siding and Roofing

Sol Hendricks said...

Hi, Judy! It’s been almost six months, and I wonder if you have already picked a new color for your front door. Choosing the right color can really be daunting sometimes. Well, you just have to trust your intuition. Choose the one that you think would definitely give your front door a positive vibe!
Sol Hendricks @ Diamond Contracting