Home is white colonial - what color for front door?


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Old 10-25-11, 09:09 AM
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Home is white colonial - what color for front door?

We are painting our house. It will be all white with Charleston Green trim. I would like to add a real pop of beautiful color to the front door. I think the "Talbots red" front door is elegant, but several people in my neighborhood already have that. Does anyone have a suggestion for another equally good looking color?
 
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Of what material is the door made and what direction does it face?
 
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Old 10-25-11, 10:21 AM
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A pic or two showing the front of your house might help
 
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Old 10-25-11, 12:48 PM
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Door is wood, with sidelights. Faces south. Would like to post picture, but can't figure out how and am borrowing a computer (mine is down).
 
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This is just a thought, but maybe a deep gold that would go well with your green might work? I'm not thinking of anything bright, but a very deep, earthy gold. Let us know what you choose and how it looks!
 
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I know you want a "pop" of color, by which I assume you mean "bright." But honestly, to maintain a classic look I don't think there's any other shade that will look good. With charleston green trim, the best look would be a glossy black, a lighter option would be a dark taupe. It's hard to make anything else look as sophisticated and classic.
 
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Old 11-07-11, 11:38 AM
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OK, thank you Shelbyj and msmaryw. Just a thought --- salmon or deep apricot?
 
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miamia -

First ask for your spouse's opinion. You will have to live with that longer than a door that can be changed for less than $20.00

After living in VA, I decided that there is far too many green trim/accents there.

How about a flat or satin graphite with some dark brown tones for the door to warm it a bit?

Dick
 
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I think a copper penny orange color would be nice
 
 

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