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What color for front door?
cyclegal1
February 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Eventually I am repainting our home a lighter color, but since we are tackling many projects, this one must wait. I want to change the door color. At Christmastime, read decorations looked really good. I am leaning toward high gloss sw showstopper red. Open to ideas and opinions on that choice

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lewis + smith
Red was going to be my suggestion before I read your text.
1 Like   February 27, 2013 at 9:11AM
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carole
i also think a red door would look really nice
1 Like   February 27, 2013 at 9:17AM
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PYRAMID DESIGN GROUP
PERFECT CHOICE, WILL WORK WELL WITH EXISTING HOUSE COLOR.
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:18AM
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
Red is good if it is an earthy red to go with your landscaping. I love high gloss black doors with all this weighty stone facade. Feels more estate like, crisp, clean while red feels more casual friendly.
What image do you want to portray - estate and classic, or casual and friendly - good luck!
3 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:22AM
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Decor and You - Illinois
Perfect! Black planters on each side of the door would tie-in the black fixtures nicely too!
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:24AM
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7j DESIGN
Red is a good choice, I would not do with orangy red instead go with a red with a hint of blue in it.
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:24AM
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collettec
Love the idea of the high gloss red and my first choice. Just to throw out another consideration - perhaps a yellow, maybe even something like a mustard color for a different look.
1 Like   February 27, 2013 at 9:27AM
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I would say black or darker red..classy not spashy.
1 Like   February 27, 2013 at 9:45AM
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Andrea Prasch
Black!
3 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:51AM
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Jayme H.
Darker red...would be lovely
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:53AM
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ASVInteriors
In England I often see brightly painted doors on the most respectable buildings
We call it pillarbox red... I find it very elegant and gives a warm welcome to your visitors - what's more no one will get lost trying to find your house!
2 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 9:56AM
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cghdesign
here it is in a med/dark red
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 10:00AM
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Jayme H.
This is the sort of red I was thinking of
1 Like   February 27, 2013 at 10:17AM
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Carriage Lane Design-Build Inc.
I think the red would look nice or even a burnt red so it is a little more toned down. If the red is too much I would do a high gloss black, it is neutral and you can decorate with any colours around it.
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 10:24AM
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bridgitdesigns
If you are going to go high gloss make sure your door is in perfect shape, no scratches bumps or even specks or hairs. High gloss shows EVERYTHING when you paint with it and if it isn't perfect it will look horrible. If you can somehow block off you entrance for a day my suggestion is to take it to an autobody place to get it painted so it will look flawless not to mention it will be very durable. I love the yellow idea but I always like something that looks different than the rest. I also love high gloss on a door it looks so rich.
2 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 10:27AM
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James Franchek
Chinese red is generally a good choice but I was thinking either plum, because of the color the house emits or pastel yellow. Absolutely high gloss to shine and reflect a bright entrance into the home.
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 9:25AM
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DIAspoton
black door flanked by large container gardens of bright welcoming annuals.
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 9:31AM
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Rembrandt red is classic and looks good in high gloss. Also an espresso color would look good it has hints of brown and its very rich.
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 9:57AM
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deborahsbook
Fine Paints of Europe has beautiful, high-gloss paints which look great on front doors and resist the elements. I have used the dark green and black, but I know they have a killer red.
1 Like   March 5, 2013 at 10:23AM
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Fine Paints is amazing we use it a lot here in the NW. Very pricey and not easy to use, but looks amazing .
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 10:32AM
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JWinteriors
Or black would look sharp...
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 10:43AM
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photogra4er
Great looking home...I like the idea of a red door BUT....I also think some shade of purple would look good too.
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 10:49AM
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pamlaidler
Outback Australia has the most amazing red earth which I think would really complement the colour of the stone on the front of your home, especially as you intend lightening the paint on the house
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 11:11AM
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figureskating22
Personally I LOVE red doors I have one!
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 11:43AM
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Serra Design Inc
I would listen to Andrea and GO GLOSS BLACK! adding that you change the door hardware to brushed nickel or pewter including the hinges, and get bering hinges for superior smooth swing.
0 Likes   March 5, 2013 at 12:11PM
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marydisher
Red is a very strong but trendy colour and it fades easily if in the sun.Have you thought of Black, it is a neutral colour and gives options for seasonal decorations not just Christmas.It is a classic look.
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