Paint or Stain the Front Door?
We are nearing the end of our new build (at least the exterior part)!
I have been lurking & getting some good advice for the interior but need some help for finishing the outside. We are still waiting on porch rails and stairs & the door is missing grilles that will go in the transoms on the top and sides.
Until then, I have 2 questions & would appreciate any and all opinions or suggestions.
1 ) Front Door-- would you paint it or stain it?
Porch floors are mahogany & the door is fiberglass so I know it will not be possible to "match"the color. I am worried that stain on the door will look too close yet not close enough to the floor & seem like a mistake.
If we painted, what color? I was thinking black (to match the hardware and light fixtures) or cottage red or maybe even williamsburg blue-- definitely something classic. Any other suggestions?
2) Base of the Porch-- our builder told us that he could either finish the bottom of the porch with stone to match the house or he could build a traditional trellis baseboard in white.
What do you think would look better?
Thanks in advance for any help :)