Need help with new front door color

diygrandmaAugust 21, 2010

I'm going to be getting a new front door and am undecided on color. My current door and shutters have been burgundy for almost 20 years. I'm ready for a change but don't know what color to choose. I have brick on the front of my house that has a pink tone to it and my siding is Wolverine Clay color. I'll be switching from a double door to a single door with two side lites.

I haven't figured out how to post a picture yet but will try to post one soon.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Check out the gallery; I was able to post a picture there.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 8:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We are about to have ours painted Sherwin Williams Black Bean SW6006. Our door gets alot of sun so regardless of the color it will fade which is why we chose to go with a very dark color. Also we have red brick and white wood siding in a few spots. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 10:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I ended up asking a color coach online (cost $20). She suggested using BM Audobon Russet HC-51 or Copper Mountain AC-12 for the door and New Chestnut AC-6 or Texas Leather AC-3 for the shutters. The door colors are pretty daring for me but I think I'm going to go ahead and try the Audobon Russet. The coach said either of the door colors would tie in with my stonework and make the entry stand out. We'll see! I'm still undecided on the shutters..leaning toward the Texas leather.

houseofclouse - I do like black doors. The black with your red brick and white wood should look great!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 12:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm really shocked that your color specialist chose Audubon Russet for a house with "pinkish" brick and gray siding.
(I couldn't find your picture in the gallery.)
I would really recommend a more plummy dark brown or black with satin nickel hardware.
Maybe I'm missing something, but gray+pink+rust= not sounding so good to me!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 10:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Art Teacher Mom - When I go to the gallery, it's the first posting. The brick has other colors orangish tan..I think. I'm not very good with colors, that's why I'm seeking help. I've bought samples of both the Audubon Russet and the Copper Mountain and put them on the old door. I'm still not totally sold on either. I'll post another picture in the gallery.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 12:37PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What do you think of Coronado vs. Ben Moore Classic
I had discussed using Ben Moore paints with the painter...
Paint pink ground
what is the equivalent of pink ground by Farrow and...
Mixing Paints & Colors
I know I shouldnt do it but I always do - mix paint...
Spraying SW Primer and wb Paint with Airless - tip size?
I've read hundreds of posts and found 3 that address...
Mixing your own paint colors
Decided I want to do this bc I can't find exactly what...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™