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neecee723
December 26, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We have a newer Victorian Style Home. I think the front door needs a pop of color. Siding is a Dark Tan (Pebblestone). The Shutters are a Faded Federal Blue. Metal Porch Roof is Redwood. The Front door sits back and is a Blue/Gray. We have a full view white trimmed storm door, so I am looking for a pop of color that will shine through.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Pick up the red from the roof.
December 26, 2012 at 4:55am     
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janishill
A deep red would tie in with th eroof, but a white door would would draw the eye. Try one and if you don't like it cange it to the other color! :-)
December 26, 2012 at 5:05am     
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Dar Eckert
White would be a good color.
December 26, 2012 at 5:57am     
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neecee723
Older Victorian houses often have a vibrantly colored front door. I am looking for something fun, that pops but goes with the exiting colors.
December 26, 2012 at 6:01am   
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Dar Eckert
Yellow ocher is a traditional color and would also work.
December 26, 2012 at 7:23am   
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Linda
I like dark red, especially so since you have the metal roof
December 26, 2012 at 7:24am     
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Dawn Hearn Interior Design
I like dark red to tie in the roof.
December 26, 2012 at 7:31am     
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Interiors International, Inc.
I agree with the red.
December 26, 2012 at 7:50am   
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janishill
Neecee...go for the deep golden ochre then. It will give you the pop you are looking for.
December 26, 2012 at 8:29am   
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Darla
the golden yellow color of a daylilly flower would be great pop of a color on your door, then add some day lillies around the flag pole and around your bushes.
December 26, 2012 at 9:05am   
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neecee723
Golden Ochre - That is very specific. What brand carries that color?
December 26, 2012 at 1:03pm   
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mfheryford
Consider this from Fine Paints of Europe:
December 26, 2012 at 1:23pm   
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mfheryford
The Fine Paints of Europe product is called Holland Shellac and they sell a door kit for about $110, including the paint, all the brushes, instructions, paint thinner, sand paper, etc. The results are beautiful too. Be sure to do both your door and your screen if you are keeping the screen door.
December 26, 2012 at 1:26pm   
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judianna20
Whatever color you chose for your door the storm will have to match. Otherwise, your door will be framed and the color will be reduced, making your door look skinny. I would call your home Greek Revival rather than Victorian and you should consider painting your all trim white and squaring off your porch railings.
I vote for white door, white storm.
Upper Montclair, NJ, New Home, Classical Proportions Concord Green Home
December 26, 2012 at 1:47pm   
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janishill
Ochre is a term used for both a golden-yellow or light yellowish-brown color or for a form of earth pigment which produces the color. The pigment can also be used to create a reddish tint known as "red ochre".

If you go to Lowe's, ACE, or any other hardware store adn ask for ochre paint they will show you the colors.
December 26, 2012 at 4:50pm   
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simps214
Since I agree with a dark red I have nothing to contribute.

I just wanted to say your Santa is adorable!
December 26, 2012 at 5:30pm   
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December 27, 2012 at 6:46am   
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Kim Winnick
Given how the front door is situated under the porch and out of the light - I'd suggest going with something bright. The red will probably be too dark. White would certainly pop, but is a bit boring and won't really distinguish the door - I must say I love the yellow!
December 27, 2012 at 6:55am   
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janishill
Dar Eckert...that wasn't exactly what I had in mind. That first door looks more like a lemon yellow than yellow ochre.
The attached pictures reflect what I had in mind though I still think white would be the best color for this particular door. It would be inviting and draw the ey toward the entrance of the house...which is what door color is supposed to do. :-)
December 27, 2012 at 10:04am   
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Dar Eckert
they were the only yellow door photo I could find.
December 27, 2012 at 10:07am     
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