A blue knotty alder front door is a sin, apparently
So my husband and I are disagreeing. I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not. We have been finishing the basement and making various updates to our home. Our GC pointed out that our front door needs to be redone. it is a big knotty alder door. Only problems are: I hate the color of it, I desperately want a blue front door, and our house is brown - meaning no color whatsoever.
The door is stained a yellow color and it just kind of melts into the brown of the rest of the house. Bleh. I've seen pictures of brown stucco and river rock houses like mine with blue doors and shutters and it looks wonderful! It goes right along with the French cottage look I'm after.
So my husband says that having a nice, expensive wood door like that means it has to be stained and stay a wood color. I thought we could compromise by doing a whitewash with a blue paint so you can still see all the grain and knots and characteristics of the wood but still have some color. He says that paint and color are not for wood doors. He also doesn't think it goes with the river rock.
Anyone out there have an opinion on this?