Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paint Chips: Front Door Color Options

To kick of our plans to pretty up our front porch, Sunday morning the family and I stopped in Lowes in search of the perfect red for our front door. We I did all the looking  found four top contenders for our front door color.

Color Contenders { from left to right }  Spanish Tile, La Fonda Geranium Red, Cut Rudy and Posh Red


Like most colors reds tend to change though out the day, so we tapped our choices to the front of the house. We wanted to make sure our color looked good against our gray house and looked good in direct sunlight. Our house colors are Grey, with white trim and black accents (shutters, mail box etc.)

The lineup next to the front door { from left to right, top to bottom } Posh Red, Spanish Tile, Cut Ruby and La Fonda Geranium


From a distance the reds really pop of great against our grey house. It's going to make walking up our sidewalk much more inviting.




The color that keeps standing out to me the most is Posh Red { top left } and the color Spanish Tile { top right } I think those two colors look the best against our grey house and red/orange brick on our front porch. I'm thinking the Spanish Tile might be a little too dark since it lends more towards the cranberry shade. Posh Red is a good mix between cranberry and reds. The paint colors are from Valspar and I love using their paint in our home inside and out! I'm really looking forward to tackling this project and breathing new life into the front of our wood door. A few months back we we did our entryway and painted the inside our front door a glossy white.

Out of the 4 color options above which one do think will look best on our front door?
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22 comments:

  1. I think I'd have to agree with you! After looking at those 3 pictures, from different angles, I like the Posh Red the best. I think it would look perfect! :) Looking forward to seeing what you choose!

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  2. Great idea taping them to the front door! Before you did that I was leaning towards Cut Ruby, but once they were up on the door the top 2 totally looked the best. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  3. I like posh red as well. Good luck!

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  4. POSH RED of CUT RUBY!
    i think those are the bright + poppiest.

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  5. Ooh, so many votes for Posh Red, is it the glam name we all like? The husband prefers Spanish Tile.

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  6. Men always play it safe, I say go for the Posh Red! Did you look at 'Fabulous Red'? That one is great, too.

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  7. i think i like the top right, but i agree with you--it will definitely look different at different times. red is so hard--i would probably have to ahead and paint a section of the door (bottom?) with both colors and then live with it for a few days. i always need a visual . . .

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  8. Hey Sara - I havn't heard of 'Fabulous Red' - I might have to check that out...don't want to many options! lol

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  9. That must mean the hubby went for it--alright. I like the posh or geranium. Can't wait to see it done.

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  10. I'm lovin the posh red! That red is going to look gorgeous next to the gray :o)

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  11. I completely agree with your choices. Top left first, then top right. I think red will look great!

    Kelly

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  12. I love "Posh Red". I think my sister is looking at that same color for her front door!

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  13. I like Posh Red the best. I think the Spanish Tile might be a little too brown and the other two look quite pink in the sunlight. A red door will look great with your charcoal shutters!

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  14. Add one more vote for Posh Red. It's the perfect combo of bright and bold but not too over the top. Can't wait to see the final result.

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  15. I've always said that I want to live in a gray house with a red door someday. It's a great combination and looks so elegant. I am loving the red on the top right hand side.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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