Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Front door color???






I have been wanting to paint our front door for awhile. Right now it's a dark brown color, which is okay, but, a little plain I think. It just doesn't make the front door stand out and "pop". Here are some pics of our house -- the front door, the brick, the trim and garage. I really love red for a front door, but, I think it would clash with our brick, which is more dark brown-orangey-terracotta-y with dark brown mortar. I also love black for a front door, but, I think that, too, wouldn't really work. Our trim and garage are taupe. I love color but really have trouble figuring out how to use it. I would love suggestions or ideas. Thanks!
~K

7 comments:

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Actually, I am having the same dilemma right now. Our brick has a little more pinkish tones than yours and currently our door and shutters are a deep burgundy. I bought a small can of black and painted part of a shutter and it looked bad. I'm leaning towards chocolate brown. I always keep a wreath or some sort of arrangement on the door to make it look a little better. So, basically I have no suggestion, but can't wait to see what you decide to do!

the feathered nest said...

Mmmm, my door is red but then my house is white. How about a dark green, yellow or white?

Manuela

mgm said...

I'm with Manuela green:)or a pretty shade of cream? would be lovely..nice to meet you Kari...ummm you have boys? you married your highschool honey? ME TOO! I'll be back when I am not so scattered around;)

Penny Carlson said...

My house is yellow with black shutters and a red door.

My suggestion are based on your landscaping flower color and your interior colors. I see you have a cream trim so how about a terracotta, rusty color?

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Penny, Mosaic Artist

Bren said...

I can't wait to see what color you decide to paint your door, mine is black and I have cream colored bricks so it makes my door "pop".
I said I was going to paint my door a different color every year so I was supposed to go red this year but I am really liking the black maybe next year I will do a change by Valentine's Day.

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javagirl1111 said...

Wow! Kari you have a beautiful house no matter what color the front door is:)

Thanks for visiting life ala kina...hope you're having a great week!

Kari said...

Our brick is very similar (I think mine may be darker and have more black in it) and I just painted my front door red. I LOVE it and can't believe I waited so long to do it. A picture of it is on my blog header and somewhere in my blog there are pictures of my house (I think if you click on the "house" label down on the left side of my blog, some of those pictures will come up).
Your house is lovely, btw!