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change door color ?

witch06January 29, 2013
This door originally varnished brown is usually left opened in my reception room 9 months a year. I close it only durind winter time to get the room warmer.
As the reception room is a combination of whites, off whites and light pewters shades and furnished with antique dark furniture and plants, I find the doors "intgrusive" in the room.
I would like to paint this door light pewter and white but I can't make up my mind having such a sudden change... So I have made a photoshop virtual painting of the door.
What would you advise, knowing that in the entry are 3 other brown doors but unlike the door I want to paint lighter, these doors are authentic beautiful antiques.
Thank you for your help ;)
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PH Interiors, LLC
My choice would be to stay with the dark brown. It's a beautiful door and plays well with the other doors in the room.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 11:52AM
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I like the dark brown better too.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Part if the beauty is the dark color. The white looks like a do over.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:06PM
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Stay with the classic look of the dark wood since you have antiques in the entry.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Strip the door and let the beautiful old wood reveal itself. Refurbish all the hardware and enjoy!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 1:02PM
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Brenda Fisher
Leave the door dark. My guess without seeing the rest of the space is that you have let the doors become the only negative space drawing your eye away from your beautiful relaxing white oasis. If you are opposed to adding some wood or dark framed pictures or art the increase your tonal ranges and textures with accessories and see if that will draw your eye back where you want it. In Paris designers typically hang art from doors or lean art against it. If your door stays open most of the time why not?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:14PM
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thank you for all your comments. It may take some time before I can decide ;)
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:15PM
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It's a great door. I think it needs to be dark so it stands out.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:25PM
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I like the dark wood door, it allows your eye to go beyond, creates depth
1 Like    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:49AM
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Jayme H.
I am for dark...espec. if you have some dark furniture...I think it would look gorgeous!!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:02AM
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The white door next to the white walls creates a look of transition; like the door is just primed. I think that the door itself is an architectural plus and keeping it either brown or stripping it to its natural state is the only alternative - and I would definitely NOT paint it white. Unless of course, the entire room beyond is white also. The shape of the door and the fact that it is juxtaposed next to white walls makes the door stand out not only as a focal point but as an architectural anchor (specifically because of its color) I think painting the walls of the room beyond the door will have a much greater impact, because you will get a glimpse of color through the door when it's in its closed position, and when it's open the eye will be drawn into the next room. It's a beautiful entryway for a punch of color..
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:05AM
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