Assistance with front door color
We are moving on to our next project! Unfortunately we have to replace the underside of our overhang. It has been plastered by previous owners beyond repair. Lots of leaks and cracks. We are going to use beadboard on the ceiling. We are also having some rotted wood replaced on the wood surround of the door (not sure what you call that). So we will have that all painted. In doing so, I want to get my door repainted. When we moved in last year, we had it stripped all the way down and painted the same color we have our interior doors painted (Pratt & Lambert Obsidian). While I love the color, it does nothing for the exterior house. I want a happy, cheerful, fabulous color and for our door to stand out! We don't love the color of the shingles, but it was repainted fairly recently so that will stay for a while (5-7 years). Need work work with that. The door isn't in the best shape and will be recaulked/filled as necessary. I would like high gloss.
All this to say, what color to you envision the door? My neighbor has a red door, so that is a no. I first thought a beautiful deep cobalt color, like Farrow & Ball Drawing Room Blue. That is still a contender. Then I saw a new F&B color, St. Giles Blue. Love it! Not sure how it would look though. Too bright? And then there is Borrowed Light, which is very pale but gorgeous. Love it on Miles Redd's townhouse. But might be too light.
The front of the house is south facing and gets sun much of the day. We will probably add a storm door (full view glass). While I don't really want to, my husband does and it will probably enable us to keep our main door in better shape until we replace it (which we intend to do when we repaint the house). I would like to use Farrow & Ball because I love the quality and the glossiness of it.
I will also be replacing the mailbox (like it but it is so tiny and doesn't hold much) and the hanging light. Any suggestions for those are welcome too!
Here is a pic of the house and door, as well as some F&B colors. Thanks in advance for your help!
Door close up
Drawing Room Blue
St. Giles Blue
Miles Redd's townhouse
This post was edited by mamorella on Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 12:35