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AIBU to do this ... go look at your front door and tell me!

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cookcleanerchaufferetc Wed 15-Jun-11 14:41:31

I need opinions asap!

I have painted the outside of my front door a new blue colour. I was planning to paint the inside of the front door white. However, DP has just chipped in that this is stupid, the whole door must be blue. My thoughts are that when the door is closed white is brighter plus blue doesn't go with decor ... not hideous but white is neutral and blends in.

So should the front and back fo the door be the same colour or is it acceptable to have the inside only white?

Please give opinions!

mistlethrush Wed 15-Jun-11 14:42:42

Inside white is fine.

No one would have a lovely bright red door otherwise!

Mumswang Wed 15-Jun-11 14:42:52

Ours is green outside, white in. I think all our doors have been different in and out

deemented Wed 15-Jun-11 14:43:08

The inside always gets painted the same as the skirtings etc.

HerHissyness Wed 15-Jun-11 14:43:45

No, I am in inventory clerk, I check tenants in and out most days of the week.

I see, and closely look at more fronts and backs of doors than most people have had hot dinners!

The property I was at on Monday, Blue externally, white internally. It's fine, it matches the decor inside.

minipie Wed 15-Jun-11 14:43:55

Inside white, definitely.

In fact I think pretty much every painted front door I've ever seen has been white on the inside (regardless of outside colour).

Fimbo Wed 15-Jun-11 14:44:48

Blue externally, white internally. The blue inside would be hideous.

Tee2072 Wed 15-Jun-11 14:46:24

Mines treated wood inside and out. I'm no help at all. Just felt like answering. grin

LineRunner Wed 15-Jun-11 14:46:47

I never even noticed this before! As others say, colour outside, off-white inside.


Ormirian Wed 15-Jun-11 14:47:48

Inside has to be white! Or it will look weird. DP is a fule!

AmberLeaf Wed 15-Jun-11 14:47:49

White inside.

AgainWhen Wed 15-Jun-11 14:47:55

White on inside. This is exactly the kind of stupid interiors opinion my DH will occasionally come out with. I feel your pain.

supadupapupascupa Wed 15-Jun-11 14:48:21

Red outside, White inside

Lambskin Wed 15-Jun-11 14:48:45

Mine is green out and white in. Agree with deemented it should match the skirting boards. Would be far too dark otherwise.

MrSpoc Wed 15-Jun-11 14:49:30

His your Husband may be got a little OCD?

I always thought the inside of a front door should be painted black with yellow spots

strawberrie Wed 15-Jun-11 14:49:31

I'm sitting in the living room and realising that I can't confidently say what colour the inside of our door is. It must be white, surely?

AgainWhen Wed 15-Jun-11 14:49:33

otherwise it will look like the door is on back to front.

OvO Wed 15-Jun-11 14:50:23

White inside.

My front door is red and it would look dreadful if it was red inside.

Your DH is a fool, a FOOL.


AxlRose Wed 15-Jun-11 14:50:37

Mine is black outside and white inside smile

StayingDavidTennantsGirl Wed 15-Jun-11 14:52:02

White inside. Tbh, I prefer all internal doors to be either natural wood, varnished or waxed, or painted white. Of course you paint the inside of the door to match the woodwork in your hall.

Our front door is a UPVC door, and is brown pretend wood outside and white inside.

Is your dp going to accept the mumsnet concensus?

portaloo Wed 15-Jun-11 14:53:25

My front door is the same colour on both sides. Brown, because it's wooden. grin

buzzsore Wed 15-Jun-11 14:53:53

I don't need to look, I already know. wink

Outside is coloured, inside is white. Like someone else said, nobody would ever have a bright coloured door if you had to have the same on the inside. It'd be madness, I tell you!

KnitterNotTwitter Wed 15-Jun-11 14:55:00

Mine is blue/green outside and white inside... it would be weird to have a colour inside... very weird...

MackerelOfFact Wed 15-Jun-11 14:58:12

I was about to say the same thing as SDTG, even my parents' plastic front door is white inside and black outside. Only doors which are solid wood and simply varnished/stained (ie. not painted at all) seem to have the same colour inside and out. Or white UPVC ones.

YellowDinosaur Wed 15-Jun-11 14:59:45

Mine is white inside and out.

However your dh is unreasonable in this scenario. By whose rules do doors have to be the same colour inside and out? Clearly inside the door is painted to match the decor in your hall. Outside can be whatever colour you like.

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