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Which colour for our front door (probably F&B)?

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carolemiddleclasston Sun 08-May-11 20:48:16

Front door needs repainting. It's a period red brick house. Suggestions please!

blackeyeddog Mon 09-May-11 00:40:50

I like from F&B front door wise Hague Blue, Eating Room Red, or one of the dark greys - I think called Plummet?

I am using Green Blue, but this is a tiny seasidey house so works well I think, but a lovely standard colour anyway. smile

carolemiddleclasston Mon 09-May-11 09:33:04

Thanks Blackeye will look at those on my chart!

tak1ngchances Mon 09-May-11 14:41:44

We've got a victorian red brick and we did ours Black. It's a glossy black and we've got brilliant white around it. It looks a-ma-zing.

wfrances Mon 09-May-11 16:13:42

mines gloss black.

DoctorWhoEver Mon 09-May-11 16:59:26

I like black front doors.

manchurian Mon 09-May-11 18:44:06

Very pleased to see this thread - am trying to work out this exact problem at the moment!

Live in red-bricked victorian terrace. Have just repainted hall (F&B Parma Gray & Cabbage White) and am trying to find a colour for the door that is different but doesn't jar as you walk in.

Door is currently high gloss black and while it's fine, all the other houses in the street seem to be done in lovely bluey/greeny/grey subtle colours and they look so much nicer in comparison.

tak1ngchances Tue 10-May-11 11:03:23

I think the blue/green/grey look that's in vogue at the moment will date very quickly. Also I think the grey ones look like undercoat. It depends if you want a trendy door that you're going to paint again soon or something classic IMO.

carolemiddleclasston Tue 10-May-11 11:14:48

I guess it will only last a few years before it peels a bit anyway so fashionable is okay.

Yep we've had the undercoat look and a few people commented on it - seemed like a good idea at the time blush

manchurian Tue 10-May-11 11:52:03

I used to live opposite a house that was entirely painted in "Cappuccino". Basically looked like unpainted plaster. Bloody awful!

carolemiddleclasston Tue 10-May-11 13:35:00

That sounds vile.

dolceebanana Tue 10-May-11 14:35:28

Carole.. I personally think the greys/taupes/ball greens etc suit stone houses whereas red brick demands a smarter, darker fiish I think. I would probably go with a dark navy type from the F & B range. They are great quality paints.

CheeseMeisterGeneral Tue 10-May-11 14:52:53

I have a red brick end of terrace, went for F&B discontinued colour called Summerhouse, sort of sagey green. Because its discontinued it loses its original name and is referred to as SG3. You can order by phoning them direct, presume they could supply a tester pot ?

mathanxiety Tue 10-May-11 16:45:06

Doors of Dublin poster ideas. Georgian houses in Dublin tend to have very striking doors.

ChippyMinton Tue 10-May-11 17:38:20

I saw a house with a glossy aubergine purple front door once. It look a-mazing but a bit off-the-wall!

I like the very dark, almost black, shades of green or navy. Or red - red is always good.

emlud Tue 15-Jan-13 15:46:09

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TameGaloot Tue 15-Jan-13 15:56:17

Seen a couple of fab yellow doors recently

Pinterest is a good place to look for ideas

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