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Old 01-11-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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choosing color for front entry door

We are reroofing our home (grey) and painting the exterior in greys with white trim - I am leaning toward a bright color for the front door....reds/bright blue/etc



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Old 01-11-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Something in the purple family (violet or periwinkle) can look great with greys, or something like Roycroft Copper Red (sort of a terra-cotta color) from Sherwin Williams can give a great contrast but still look elegant.


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Old 01-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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I think staying in the red hues is a good idea.

This is a maroon.

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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I painted my white door dark green and it did not do well.

The glazing putty (or whatever was used) and other stuff started oozing out from the windows. I think the dark colors cause the door to heat up as well as the windows being trimmed in vinyl so they likely didn't like the large temp swings from the extra heat (expansion contraction).
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