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DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 00:56:48

We are changing our white upv door to a composite door. Also adding in a full length glass side panel and a medium sized window beside it. We will be bricking up the bottom of the two large windows.

Any advice on door colour? Should it match our garage door colour, which is dark green (not our choice).

Our semi detached house is made of two tone reddish bricks. It has some wooden tile cladding half way up

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:00:53

We like this starburst door. And we would a glass side on the right hand side

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:11:03

I think black-brown colour may fit quite well as it would blend in with the cladding / tiles above the door.

Don't know what garage door colour would be then? I've heard front door and garage door shouldn't be same colours?

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:12:59

Something like this perhaps? Presumed I would pick white frame to the door but quite like the black-brown door having same colour as its frame

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:37:49

Meant to attach this

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:40:54

Would anyone recommend Chartwell Green? It would perhaps complement the dark green on garage door but not be too similar. Dear wife says she would associate chartwell green with a country cottage type home so we're not sure if it would suit our house

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:52:11

Example of what front of houses look like

Qwebec Wed 29-Mar-17 01:56:54

what green is your garage door?

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 02:03:24

Finally found my home on google earth - here it is

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 02:05:21

Quebec - garage door is dark green(not our choice). We would be willing to paint it a different colour

Qwebec Wed 29-Mar-17 03:23:21

Ok, I like the dark green, it does not stand out too much. I would go with a color that is a warm dark to echo the brown strip above the door. There is already many segments to the house visualy.
Dark green, dark dark brown. The garage color would need to match.

I'm not sure about the black door, the brown one seems much better.

LadyB49 Wed 29-Mar-17 03:54:34

Dark green
Maroon
Vintage sage green
Garage to match otherwise it looks like the door has been done with some left over paint.

LadyB49 Wed 29-Mar-17 03:56:09

What has the other half of the semi done with theirs. It can look good if they both match.

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 06:06:57

Lady B, other half of semi has got s dark blue garage door.

To clarify, do you think both garage door and front door should be same colour?

Bluntness100 Wed 29-Mar-17 06:15:49

I love the pale sage green, think it's lichen from farrow and ball. I'd do both front door and garage door with it.

AmyInTheBoonies Wed 29-Mar-17 06:20:22

It's a shame to go for a colour you're not keen on for the composite.

But on the other hand I think they'd look better matching. Can you not paint your garage door Chartwell green? It's a very nice colour, wish I'd chosen it for my composite.

wowfudge Wed 29-Mar-17 07:14:03

Hmm - I'm not keen on a mock Georgian style door for a 60s or 70s house and would rethink the style. By saying the colour of the garage door is not your choice you imply you don't like it. It's your house though so go with a style of door you like. As for colour, you can always paint the garage door white and just have the front door in a colour you like.

wowfudge Wed 29-Mar-17 07:15:36

Oh and dark brown window and door frames just say 80s estate house to me.

DJDawn83 Wed 29-Mar-17 07:23:35

Yeah, woke up this morning and we're definitely getting white frame. Latest thought is attached

AmyInTheBoonies Wed 29-Mar-17 08:25:09

I agree with wowfudge that style isn't in fitting with the house.

But the colour is great.

loobylou10 Wed 29-Mar-17 08:27:08

I have chartwell green. It's lovely

SnowGlobes Wed 29-Mar-17 09:20:08

I also agree

SnowGlobes Wed 29-Mar-17 09:22:41

I think the door and garage need to match but if you don't like the garage colour I'd change that to you fave door colour. Not sure about the style though - agree with wowfudge

floraeasy Wed 29-Mar-17 09:23:36

How about letting feng shui decide? It all depends on the direction your front door faces.

They also recommend a solid hardwood door not too much, if any, glazing.

www.thespruce.com/pick-your-perfect-front-door-color-1274393

Stand at your front door looking out with a compass (your iPhone will have one). Once you know direction, look up appropriate section in link above.

JT05 Wed 29-Mar-17 09:56:02

Personally I would go for a more modern style and choose a colour I liked, changing the garage door to match.

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