Agree Or Disagree?

September 18, 2013

red door

This photo above is a beautiful home that I pass often while driving. But I always thought something was off with the colors on the exterior. Until I learned about color undertones.

 I do love a bold front door:

red door2

However, if you take a closer look at the color of the exterior stone:

red door3

I can see the orange undertones in the stone. Do you?  I think instead of the red, which is clashing with the stone, I would suggest painting the front door a beautiful rust color, that has the same orange undertones as the exterior, such as Benjamin Moore Firenze AF-225:

AF-225 firenza

Do you agree or disagree?


  1. This house needs a lot more than just a new front door color! Lose the satellite dish, take down the Christmas lights, clean up the yard debris, repaint the door (love your color, Kelly, and I would use it on the shutters as well, but not on the sidelights), update the lights and door hardware, and how about some landscaping??????

  2. I agree with you! I have a brown wrought iron door that was there when we moved in so that’s all I see when I look at the front of my house. Thought about replacing it with a regular full glass storm door but everyone says, “Oh, but those wrought iron storm doors are so expensive.” But I didn’t buy it so do I care.

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