front door paint color-black shutters

dihog7March 25, 2010

PLEASE HELP! we are on our 4th can of paint! We have a typical colonial style beige house and just got new windows w.bright white casings and also new black shutters (we used to have dark green shutters). We thought we could keep our front door some shade of green since we really love green, but we've tried 4 shades and it just doesn't look right with the black shutters. Any suggestions? We know we could go with a black or red/maroon door, but we really had our heart set on using green somehow (and we've got 3 neighbors right around us w/red doors). Does anyone know if green with black just doesn't work??? Any color suggestions? So far we've tried Sherwin Williams colors: ruskin room green, dill, greenfield, and a darkened greenfield. Nothing looks right. HELP!!

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Take a look at BM's Essex Green.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 6:59PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

The color of black and the color of beige will determine which green you need to use on the door.

The door, shutter, body relationship is a color trifecta. :) You have to get the harmony right among the three in order for each to "look right" individually.

Not sure what you have been focusing on as you select greens for the door so far??? But consideration of the house body color, then the shutter color should be the process for defining the field of choice for the green door color.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 8:48PM
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Can someone help with red door choices? Ihave a beige home and want a red door. but so many choices. I want it to pop but not conflict. Morrocan red with Ben Moore looks great, but is it too orange, does anyone know or used this color. thank you , big decision, front doors!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 11:35AM
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Lori A. Sawaya

One of my favorite front door colors is an old Martha Stewart Signature Color from Sherwin Williams called Red Miso. SW can still mix it.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 9:56AM
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Maybe Benjamin moore's chrome green?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 8:42PM
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