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Indiana Project: Front Door Color

With all of the exterior painting done with the exception of deck stain and touch up, we turned to selecting an accent color for the front door.

After considering blue/grays, white, greens and gray (boring!) we gravitated towards red, deep coral or a gold.

My Mom suggested the gold, both she and my Dad really like Benjamin Moore’s Goldfield. I like Spanish Red.

paint sample goldfield Paint sample Spanish red

My goal here is to find a color that is both fun and sophisticated. I want to totally distance myself from the dreaded “whimsical”.

Samples are up,

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18 Responses
  • I like the red, but then it starts to look very 4th of July whimsical. I’m going with the goldfield…..

  • whistlerpotpie
    June 9, 2010

    I like them both – which surprises me … I thought there would be a clear winner.

    Goldfield is my favorite, though.

  • Megan
    June 9, 2010

    Gold all the way.

  • Mary
    June 9, 2010

    I normally love red doors, but I think the gold and blue combo is gorgeous. Go for the gold!

  • Debra
    June 9, 2010

    goldfield, the red is so cliche.

  • Katie
    June 9, 2010

    My vote would be a slightly deeper version of the gold. I love red doors in general, but it’s a bit too patriotic for my taste with the other colors going on here.

  • chrissa
    June 9, 2010

    Easy. Goldfield.

    I’ve said from the beginning if this house is grey or blue the door needs to be yellow.

    Besides, honestly, I really dislike that red.

  • Amanda
    June 9, 2010

    Definitely gold. Who doesn’t love a red door? But it’s been done – a lot. Besides, Susan deserves to win this one. :)

  • sarah
    June 9, 2010

    We also considered Ben Moore’s Showtime, which is one shade deeper than Goldfield. Showtime appeared in House Beautiful’s 500 paint colors that subscribers should’ve received in the last 2 weeks.

  • Jessica
    June 9, 2010

    I agree that the red might be a little patriotic, but I really don’t like that yellow. Maybe it’s the picture, but it’s reading very peachy-pink to me. Too much red in it, I guess. I do like the idea of a yellow door, though.

  • JGeb
    June 9, 2010

    I like the idea of the gold door, but not really a fan of that particular color. What about combining the ideas of both colors and doing like a burnt orange? Not a color you see too much and I think it would really pop!

  • Sarah
    June 9, 2010

    JGeb- we debated burnt orange and could never really settle on something we loved. Thanks for that suggestion!

  • Betsy
    June 9, 2010

    Light Blue or KellyLime Green…. !!

    or Gold I guesssssssss!!!!

  • Christine
    June 9, 2010

    At first I liked the gold more – but now I’m leaning towards the Soanish Red (it has a nice orangish look in the photo of the painted door). Seems a little less cliche to me than the yellow (goes to show how opinions of what constitutes as cliche can vary!). Perhaps it’s b/c a blue and gold combo just makes me think of my alma mater, which leads me to imagine that the house would be decked out for a football game. Both the red and yellow do look very nice, though!

  • I love the gold, but feel it’s been done (lately) enough to be called cliche. I’m still ok with that though. Betsy might be onto something with light blue and kelly green.

  • Sarah
    June 9, 2010

    I think burnt orange or deep coral is about to make another appearance and enter the field of selection

  • Nina
    June 10, 2010

    Go for the red, the gold makes it look like the flag of Sweden.

  • ooOOoo Coral!

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