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Thursday, June 26, 2014

A few great doors colors

I helped a friend last weekend select a paint color for her front door. She lives a couple of hours away and has just finished a beautiful kitchen remodel. They did most of the work on their own, but every once in a while she would call to get some advice. 

[ client photo ]

Selecting paint can be tricky and it is even more tricky when it is going outside - the UV light changes everything. She wanted a blue door and was thinking about using a "Cornflower Blue."  She asked me what I thought about Hamilton Blue (Benjamin Moore). I thought that would be too light and suggested she look at a darker blue - not quite Navy - and a shade darker (at least) than her blue glider. I suggested she look at Van Deusen Blue (HC-156 Benjamin Moore). 

The color came out perfect.

[client photo]

Van Deusen Blue | HC-156 Benjamin Moore

Black Knight | 2136-10 Benjamin Moore

This house was a flip. The existing front door was a brown stain; it was weathered and faded and the client didn't think the door did the house justice. When you are selling, curb appeal is crucial. Black paint was the perfect solution here.

We added some black glazed pots with white flowers to tie it all in.

This charming Spanish house was also a flip ... the door went from faded wood to wow.

Shaker Gray | DE6231 Dunn Edwards

Stratton Blue | HC-142 Benjamin Moore

This door was a surprise for the client's new bride ... we matched her favorite color - the same color that she used for her wedding. She saw the door for the first time when they returned from their honeymoon.

 This is one of my favorite front doors ... I love a Dutch door.

This door was painted many years ago, and the main paint color on this house has been changed - it was originally Benjamin Moore's Sparrow (AF-720) which has more gray in it ... but the door has remained the same.

Sparrow AF-720 | Benjamin Moore

 It is one of my favorite color schemes. Look how great it looks on this house in my neighborhood:

Sparrow AF-720 | Wasabi AF-430 | Benjamin Moore

A few great doors!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I think that is a great idea to put the board inside. I might try it by adding one to the outside and one to the inside and screwing them together. Your room turned out so pretty and this rolling basket just tops it off so well.
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