Front Door Samples

Ok……unanimous.

House is pretty.
Thank you very much.

Door in bad shape.
Ya’ll were gracious.

So…..one of the awesome comments led me to Sherwin Williams website. Thank you KIM2649!

You can play with colors there……very neato.
So….I found out two things.
One. Sherwin Williams site is cool.
Two. I stink at Sherwin’s Williams site.

So……..I’m sure the examples would be better if you take more time, which I didn’t….but here are some examples based on colors suggested.

The one thing the painter did say was that it will be more expensive to re-stain the door….so I think we may have to look at painting it.

Ok…back to the examples……

My thoughts are below each photo.

You’re welcome.

 Maybe.

 Wasn’t feeling white anywhere.

Can you imagine if I painted this messy in real life?
I think it would get dirty too quick with our dirt roads.
My doors get filthy quickly.
White just isn’t me.

 Loved but would it be Christmas year round?

 I know I’m boring but I liked this.

 And this. I like woodsy colors. I need to live in the woods. Oh wait, I do…………..

 Romeo’s suggestion………Doesn’t look bad but I don’t think I am really comfortable with green.
Hmmmmm….it wouldn’t look Christmasy all year long like the red AND it does give it color……
I don’t know….maybe it’s growing on me.

 Another green…..I don’t know….maybe? I think I like this deeper green better.

 Different red. Different Brown. Red IS so pretty……..I do like red……
I don’t like orangey tones….
Here is one in case you wondered what it would look like.

My husband is a HUGE Carolina Gamecocks fan and their rival team is Clemson.
Clemson’s color is orange.
Clemson = No Orange.
Crazy to decorate that way…..but I can’t help it.

 I am just not a fan of black for some reason.
Maybe?
I don’t know….I think it takes away from my bronze trim.

 Just so you know. I don’t like this blue.
Don’t surprise me and paint it like this while I’m sleeping. Kk?

Or this. I would die. Dead.

What it looks like as I write this.

Poor thing.

Got a favorite?

Hate them all?

The painter is calling me with a quote.
If too much….I shall tackle it alone…unless you want to head over here and help me.
I will feed you left over Halloween Candy.
Takers anyone? Hello? Anyone?

Which one do you like the best?

Let me know.

If you want to experiment with my door at Sherwin Williams, because you love me….I would love it. I will share what you come up with!

I love having your help!

Love,

Me

0 thoughts on “Front Door Samples

  • November 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm
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    Love your house, wow! I like the deeper green . I like the red…but not those shades…maybe something deeper. Good luck!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
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    What are your colours inside the house? Don’t ‘match’ the door, but maybe the front door should reflect your style inside the house. I know, I know, big help I am! I like the second red. Pink, no. Maybe a different blue, unless you don’t like blue. I like green.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
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    love the red, but think the green looks best 🙂

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm
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    I’m really liking the turqoisey blue color. I’m getting ready to paint my front door too. Thinking either a really dark blue, purple, yellow or turquoise. It’s purple now, but really faded out.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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    ooh, I love the deep chocolate brown with the second red. It’s a little more warm than the first red. You might even be able to go just a smidge darker. I’ll bet you had fun “painting”. And if I were closer, I’d come help in a heartbeat! Good luck!! =)

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm
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    Kinda still like the really dark red…not the Christmas red abut a dark, dark red. I like the dark brown as well as a second option. Wish I could come help you. 🙂

    Heather

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm
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    What a lovely home… I like the greens the best, but a darker red…maybe???
    Have fun with this…& I say DIY.. if you don’t like it, it is a cheap re-do… : )

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm
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    I still love the red, but the green is gorgeous too. Don’t be put off by Christmas year round. I’ve always heard leaving a little Christmas out all year is good luck!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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    I like both of the greens. The red is nice too but everywhere I look I see red doors…..just my thoughts 🙂

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  • November 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm
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    Love the red, but I think the greens look great with the house.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    I’m so glad you had fun trying out the colors on the SW site. Isn’t it cool? I’ve found that the colors seem to be lighter on the screen than they actually are if that helps any. I like the greens, the reds (deeper) and the black. Blues are my personal favorite, but I don’t think I like the blue with the brick. The next thing I would do is get sample pots of your top 3 and try them out. Since you’re hiring a painter, you probably should paint the samples on scraps and prop them on the door. Can’t wait to see the results.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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    How about a Cherokee red…which is a deep reddish brown…not Christmasy but would really “pop”???

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  • November 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm
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    Love, Love, Love red but I do think it should be darker. Walmart has an apple red that is beautiful not to burgandy and not so fire engine red. I think the brown and black just make it look so dark but the red really livens it up without scaring people away as the yellow/orange or the turquoise. Fun project!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm
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    Pink is my signature color but with your house, the forest green did look best, then my second choice would be a nice crisp black.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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    Hahhaha, just so you know…you are better at the Sherwin Williams web site than I am. I tried it last week for my kitchen! I really like the second red. It looked great and not so Christmasy. I thought the black look good too. Good luck!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm
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    I think if you went with brown it would all blend together. It wouldn’t stand out at all. I like red but not those shades. I think the dark green looks great, it gives it some color but blends well with rest of house and woodsy feel.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm
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    I like the two tones of brown (the one right before the first green). I also think a deeper burgundy red door with the dark brown pillars would be pretty. I can’t to see how it turns out. I’m excited for you. Robyn

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  • November 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm
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    Oh Man…so many ways to go…I still would stain it How much more can it be ? I guess because you would have to put on a varnish and everything… I actually like the last picture on your post…does that tell you anything? it is a warm sienna golden brown stain and it looks great. !

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  • November 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm
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    OK. Done deal. Green. Or the brown. I liked the black, but you didn’t. So. Green or brown. Your welcome.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm
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    I liked the black the best but my second choice was the 2nd red color although I agree with a comment before and would definitely go with a deeper red. So there is my opinion, I would go black but if you really want color choose red.

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  • November 18, 2011 at 2:15 am
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    I like the dark green but I think a deep red would look great too, maybe a barn red?

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  • November 18, 2011 at 2:16 am
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    Oh, I dont like how I cant post a comment with my facebook profile anymore. Do I have to be “anonymous”?
    Meghan Bash

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  • November 18, 2011 at 4:25 am
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    A dark barn red would be beautiful!!

    And a red door is said to keep out evil spirits!! 🙂

    Amy

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  • November 18, 2011 at 7:04 am
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    Your house is so symmetrical…I love it!! 🙂 I have a thing for symmetry….it’s a blessing and a curse….

    I thought I’d like the black, but I really, really like the greens!! The darker one is the one I like best, but the lighter one looks really good, too.

    A deep burgundy…along the same value as the dark green….might look good, too.

    This is fun!! I wish we could paint our door but we rent, so it’s fun helping you!! 🙂

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  • November 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm
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    I’m dying right now! I’ve got to tell you, I went to your blog today with the express purpose of leaving a comment (regardless of content) because I just received a comment myself on a post of mine.

    I just started blogging again a month or so ago, and I think I’ve gotten maybe 10 comments total… so when someone does it, I’m thrilled.

    I then thought, instead of “lurking” around, I should leave a comment on some of the blogs I read all of the time. You’re one of them and you crack me up!

    You write like I talk, and everytime I read one of your posts, it’s like I’m sitting across from you having a conversation.

    But today’s post of yours… must be kismet. I just finished the draft to my own blog a few hours ago that will post next week. Check my blog on Tuesday… what a strange world!

    So thanks… you make me laugh.

    You inspire, too.

    Love you back,

    Me2

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  • November 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm
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    I like the second red door, I believe it is good luck to have a red door. Definitely the second red though. If you go with stain, I like the fifth one, not to dark and a rich red/brown. Good luck!

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  • November 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm
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    Definitely the dark green! It’s the best contrast for the red brick and it will be a great background for any decorations.

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  • November 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    I normally paint everything but I think the stain gives it the best ‘rich, you know what your doing’ choice. It would look new and fresh!

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