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Can you have a red front door on a red brick house?

(15 Posts)
SrirachaGhoul Tue 09-Oct-12 22:35:49

DH says no, I say yes. What do y'all think?

tipp2chicago Tue 09-Oct-12 22:36:31

Why not, if you'll enjoy it?

Minstrelsaremarvellous Tue 09-Oct-12 22:38:47

I have one! I think it looks great and I love saying - we're the house with the red door. Instantly recognisable and I would do it again!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 09-Oct-12 22:47:54

I guess it all depends on tone. But my knee-jerk reaction is no, sorry.

MummysHappyPills Tue 09-Oct-12 22:50:28

Red front doors look amazing on red brick houses! Especially with white surrounds and window sills/frames. Either that or very dark navy blue. I have a red brick house and I am trying to decide which to go for. smile

MummysHappyPills Tue 09-Oct-12 22:54:32

like this
Or like this

SrirachaGhoul Tue 09-Oct-12 23:19:43

Oooh..That navy blue would be lovely too but our garage and shutters are black so that wouldn't work (I think?). Our house is a bit like this one (3rd post down) from your google search mummyshappypills...I think the red looks fab with the cream trim.

Thanks for all your replies smile.

CaliforniaLeaving Wed 10-Oct-12 21:56:52

I grew up in a red brick house with a red front door, it looked lovely, made a change from all the blue and dark green doors around us.

SpeckleDust Wed 10-Oct-12 22:03:32

We have a red brick house and for me, red would be one of my least favourite choices for the door colour. Ours is currently white <boring> but I'd like to paint it dark blue or sage green at some point.

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Oct-12 22:05:43

DH's uncle and aunt have a fuschia pink door on a red brick house. It looks ace. Red is fine too though.

Bluestocking Wed 10-Oct-12 22:05:47

We do, on our own house - we're in a rented house at the moment. I used to like saying we were the house with the red door. Just pick the right shade of red, it'll look great!

MummysHappyPills Wed 10-Oct-12 22:40:38

Jel. We have a little 2 up-2 down terrace! grin

EugenesAxe Wed 10-Oct-12 22:52:02

Yeah I reckon. A nice wine red to blend with the more vermillion brick tone. My folks have that... I'm both biased and pinching their initiative.

BerylStreep Thu 11-Oct-12 00:30:39

I would go for scarlet.

SrirachaGhoul Thu 11-Oct-12 01:10:49

Thanks All. I'm going to go for it. Red makes me happy smile.

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