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Changing the color of my front door

Dark brown shingles, red tone facebrick, white vinly windows and butter cream color sshutters.  The door is curently black and am considering making a change.  Any ideas?
  • April 26 2012 - Clayton-Tamm
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When you do pick your color, please pay attention to the hardware (lock set). If you're going to the trouble of painting it, find a complementary handle and lock combination.

So many times I visit homes that have worn, aged (not in a nice way) hardware on the front of their door and it's the first thing someone touches when they come in.

If you choose a bright, brassy look, do check on that durability the finish - especially if it gets direct sun.

Have fun with the project - it definitely makes a statement and can add to the curb appeal (and ultimately the value) of your home.

Wayne Fenstermacher
CENTURY 21 Alliance
  • May 10 2013
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I have painted my own front door red.  I find that it fades if you have a western exposure; but I do love it!  If you are thinking of red and might be concerned that it would end up stop sign red--lean towards the brick reds which typically have some brown in them.  Makes a great statement!  As mentioned already, the other colors on the house need to be taken into consideration when making the choice.  Have fun!

  • April 30 2013
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It's going to be quite the change to go to red, but as most everyone else above stated, it should look bold and amazing. Now the trick is finding the right shade (which is another big decision in itself). Take a good, clear picture of the front of your home with you to your paint/improvement store and see what the veteran paint mixers say. Good luck!
  • March 14 2013
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Red doors are so incredibly eye-catching...this is my vote for a deep rich red with color bowls of flowers to compliment it nearby. 
Have fun!
When giving directions you can always end with "...and I'm the house with the red door."

AWESOME & BOLD!
  • March 14 2013
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 In China, it's tradition to paint the front door red before the new year, to invite good luck and happiness.

In Catholocism, the red door on a chapel symbolized the blood of christ, and other martyrs, to signify that the ground beyond the door (inside the church) was holy, and a sanctuary from physical and spiritual evils.

In Ireland, front doors are painted red to ward-off ghosts and evil spirits. 

Also I have heard that the red door represents desire. As in things you desire or long for in life, such as a dream or goal. For some people it is a good luck charm and may represent the realization of a dream, such as owning a first home.
  • March 14 2013
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What color is the trim around the door?
  • April 29 2012
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My top vote is for cranberry or deep raspberry too. 

What color you think would work best gammy01?
  • April 28 2012
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definately red!
  • April 28 2012
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Red would be best.
  • April 27 2012
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Here is a blue on a brown shingle that has a bit more green. That might work too.


...Or if you want more whimsy. What about plum?
  • April 27 2012
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You could also consider a marine blue as long as it wasn't too dark. it might look nice especially with the butter cream trim and brick. The brown shingle would act as sort of a rich neutral.
  • April 27 2012
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Definitely agree with the Raspberry!  Makes a door stand out!
  • April 27 2012
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What color is the hardware?
  • April 26 2012
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Butter cream would look good too. 

  • April 26 2012
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Rasberry, yes, maybe red. Look around the neighborhood and see what other people have...
  • April 26 2012
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A dark raspberry door might be eyecatching. We have one in our neighborhood that sounds similar, but they have brick half wall that is red used brick instead.

They did have a deep cranberry colored door that was very pretty, but recently repainted the more raspberry/cranberry and it looks great. It is similar to this color but it slightly brighter in value.
  • April 26 2012
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