Need help with mixing door colors, hardware, and style
So I tried posting this with imbedded photos from flickr several times, but it wouldn't work for some reason. I will try with several posts, one or two pics at a time, so I apologize in advance. :-)
We are building a home in Florida that is a typical builder grade home, nothing special or fancy, though we were blessed to purchase a wooded two acre lot that we love.
I was thinking about cheyanne two panel plank doors with oil rubbed bronze levers, as well as three sets of french doors: entry, dining room, and a small pair for the pantry.
Then while searching Houzz, I found black painted doors. And I LOVE them:
My questions are:
1) Do I have to do all my doors in black, or can I do only a few--such as all the french doors, or only the four doors in a long hallway?
2) I feel there won't be enough contrast with ORB and black. I think brushed nickel levers would look really nice. But if all doors are not the same color, will it look really bad to also have different hardware? If I want to do even a few doors in black, should I do all the doors in the brushed nickel hardware?
3)Do the two panel plank doors and french/glass lite doors go together? The plank door has an arch while the glass doors are square. We do have a couple of arches in the house and on the front windows. I could do plain two panel, or keep the plank look but have the tops squared off instead of arched.
I also love ORB lighting fixtures and I like them for the bathrooms also, but could do brushed nickel as well. I like the modern country style, I guess: white shaker cabinets, walnut pecan stained wood floors, taupe walls, natural fabrics and materials (cotton, wicker, ect.). Actually I really like shabby chic/farmhouse/ french country styles, but going too far that direction really would not work with the typical Florida stucco house. I am trying to find my own style within the constraints of budget and the design of the house, but I don't want to do anything that would clash/look bad.
Our house, but a different color and front door has mullions/grilles: