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What colour for my front door?

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Rolf Mon 02-Nov-09 17:10:59

We're having our front door painted. It's currently red, but a rather horrible red. The reds on the decorator's paint chart (Leyland) aren't v nice. We'd like a bright, cheerful red that will look good with brass door furniture. Can anyone recommend one? Or another colour that they love? It's a north-facing Victorian house.

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Mon 02-Nov-09 17:12:49

There's a stunning purple door near us, with brass fittings. It really stands out and looks smart and unique!

What colour are your neighbour's doors?

dexter73 Mon 02-Nov-09 17:15:17

I was going to suggest purple as I walk past a house with a purple front door on the way to town and it looks great!

bigTillyMint Mon 02-Nov-09 17:17:45

Ours has just been repainted racing green to go with the stained glass, but some more modern Victorian houses round our way favour duck-egg blue.

Rolf Mon 02-Nov-09 17:21:55

Does it not look as though Winnie the Witch or some other magical person lives there? There's a house near us which has a lovely sage green door but I don't think it would work on our house.

Lots of our neighbours have blue doors which are nice but we aren't keen on blue. There is a gloopy forest green one opposite which we don't like at all. The black ones on our road look good but we'd like something more cheerful.

brimfull Mon 02-Nov-09 17:22:49


eyetunes Mon 02-Nov-09 17:22:52

We have been a letterbox red before now, and at present we are oxford blue.

Pannacotta Mon 02-Nov-09 17:28:03

Farrow and Ball Pelt is very smart, its a very dark plum/purple.
Or black.

GrendelsMum Mon 02-Nov-09 18:40:56

Black always looks glam, and you could have some plants in colourful pots either side to liven it up?

Rolf Mon 02-Nov-09 18:54:36

Has anyone used incarnadine?

It's a lovely Farrow & Ball red.

Rolf Mon 02-Nov-09 19:52:57


said Mon 02-Nov-09 19:54:17

I had a lovely red once. Just a Crown one - Fire Engine or something. Helpful.

Adair Wed 04-Nov-09 20:54:18

I would choose teal (my fave colour) though purple or hot pink appeal too (funny how trends work smile)

Feelingsensitive Wed 04-Nov-09 21:11:35

Mine is a lovely burgundy. Dont remember the paint provider.

Horton Fri 06-Nov-09 19:54:59

We have purple. It was Dulux colour mixing but I can't remember the exact colour.

dexter73 Sun 08-Nov-09 19:54:31

Have you decided yet?

Rolf Mon 09-Nov-09 15:02:40

I've just ordered F&B Incarnadine which is a red (link below). We're getting new door furniture too smile

MaggieMonday Mon 09-Nov-09 15:04:54

I like navy. A really dark navy that looks black after it starts to go dark.

MaggieMonday Mon 09-Nov-09 15:05:42

ps, if it's Victorian, go for that lovely sage bay green, don't know what it's called. Hang on.

Rolf Mon 09-Nov-09 19:41:54

Ooh, Maggie just when I thought I'd decided you name the two colours that could change my mind grin. Farrow & Ball do a lovely blue/black that I'm tempted by, and I've seen a few houses with smoky/grey/sage/green/blue doors that look gorgeous, although it's very much the look of the moment and could date.

MaggieMonday Tue 10-Nov-09 10:46:05

yes you're right, that would be my fear. Right now it looks fabulous and then who knows, pale dusty pink could be in in three years.

Navy black very classy!

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