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to think it might look ridiculous, but want it anyway?

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MrsTickleMonster Sun 05-Jun-16 13:27:29

Maybe more of a WWYD....

DH and I are in the market for some new windows. We're ridiculously excited by this as we've had single glazed windows since we've moved in. We live in a 1970/80s semi and both neighbours have brown windows and a brown door. DH is desperate for our house to match theirs and thinks it would look 'smart' if we were in keeping with the neighbours.

I, however, would really love to have a sage green door, which I think will only work with white windows. I'm a bit worried that it's too trendy and 'cottagey' for our house. I'm potentially happy to settle for a grey door (have attached images of both the grey and green) but worry whether either option would affect re-sale value (not sure if this is our 'forever home')

AIBU to push for what i want or should I just accept that on this for once DH may be right?

Dfg15 Sun 05-Jun-16 13:29:45

The green looks lovely. I think brown and brown sounds awful.

IceMaiden73 Sun 05-Jun-16 13:30:05

I wouldn't have brown frames, some of our neighbours have them and it makes the house look dark. If you are replacing I would go with white

What does your house look like?

Mouikey Sun 05-Jun-16 13:31:16

White windows are common place on 70's and 80's houses. Al ot of people don't like brown. If UPVc, in my opinion, brown are just wannabe wood! I'd prefer to accept what they are and have white. Also get the door you want, 70's and 80's houses often have little character (sorry) but adding an interesting door could work really well, and if you love it who cares (you're going to have to live with it for a fair while!!!

hownottofuckup Sun 05-Jun-16 13:31:52

I would always go with white and choose a house with white frames over brown.
The door colour I wouldn't be fussed about as it's easier to change.

MrsMarsch Sun 05-Jun-16 13:31:57

Love love love the sage green door! White will also look more clean and modern and will increase kerb appeal for your property should you ever wish to sell. In the future your neighbours may follow your lead on the White? Go for the sage green door if hubby is agreeable

mrsfuzzy Sun 05-Jun-16 13:32:19

i'd prefer to be different, but i too would go with white, but then i'm a bit boring grin

GloGirl Sun 05-Jun-16 13:32:21

I love all 3 of your choices. Brown will come back into fashion, but not for a while.

Any one of your 3 pics will sell well.

Bearbehind Sun 05-Jun-16 13:32:34

It does depend on what your house actually looks like.

I hate brown windows but if your neighbours have them I agree with DH that changing the window colour will look odd.

The sage or the grey would only work with white windows so if you're going for it anyway I'd go for sage if that's your prefered choice.

GeekyWombat Sun 05-Jun-16 13:35:07

We recently had ours done and went for brown (my DH was desperate for them and I didn't care either way so let it go) but what surprised me is that the brown frames were 25% more expensive than white. If you're not at the point of getting quotes yet that might be worth thinking about.

Agree totally that brown windows / brown door sounds a bit of a brown overload. Maybe I'm missing something though but couldn't sage green and brown work ok as a compromise if that was what you were after? I love your choices of door!

Peppermintea Sun 05-Jun-16 13:38:05

I love the green but think it might work better with brown surround not white.

Izzabellasasperella Sun 05-Jun-16 13:38:30

I think brown looks very 80s because they were used a lot in houses of that era. I think they are more expensive too. We lived in a close with some brown windows and some white. I much preferred white. I love your lighter doors too.

ShtoppenDerFloppen Sun 05-Jun-16 13:43:44

We have white windows and a grey-blue door. Neighbours to both sides are brown/brown. I think it looks just fine.

Everything uniform looks a little Stepford Wives to me.

RaeSkywalker Sun 05-Jun-16 13:53:28

We recently replaced our single glazing. In the area we live in, we have to have brown frames, so we went for brown outside and white inside- the rooms are so much brighter inside as a result! You do have to pay more for them though. It sounds to me like all white Windows will be fine on your house, but that's just based on your description obviously.

I love the doors you've shown at the start- I think they'll look great!

ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 05-Jun-16 13:56:57

White. Any of those doors are fine.

DumbDailyMail Sun 05-Jun-16 13:58:28

White Windows and frames every time if it's upvc unless you really do your research. There are some good coloured ones about but I wonder if you would have to pay Any colour door is ok. I like the sage green.

SilverBirchWithout Sun 05-Jun-16 14:02:48

I wouldn't buy a house with brown windows. They look awful, we had a house with brown stained wood windows a few years back and they made the whole house dark.

DifficultLemonDifficult Sun 05-Jun-16 14:04:54

I think the brick red and sage work beautifully.

BeyondTellsEveryoneRealFacts Sun 05-Jun-16 14:12:43

Imagine how pissed off you would be if you went with brown to match the neighbours and then next year one side got new white windows. Do what you want with your house smile

MrsTickleMonster Sun 05-Jun-16 14:16:12

wow! thanks so much for all the responses! this has definitely helped with the decision making... just need to decide on the style of door now from the brochure. Will have to show DH this thread if he tries to change my mind grin

MsBojangles Sun 05-Jun-16 14:26:51

I love a good sage door, on the right house. Red doors are the best though.

spanieleyes Sun 05-Jun-16 14:27:10

I have a "white" house between two "brown" ones and mine looks much better-indeed it's one of the reasons I bought it!

MrsDeVere Sun 05-Jun-16 14:40:43

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MrsDeVere Sun 05-Jun-16 14:41:41

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MrsTickleMonster Sun 05-Jun-16 14:48:14

Mrs DeVere it'll be a composite door in the colour the company does, rather than paint - not helpful for your bathroom needs sorry

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