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Help STLModern pick a door color...

Postby STLModern » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:55 am

They finished painting my house yesterday. All but the doors because I can't decide on a paint color.

The body of the house is a green/grey.

Below are my two favorite choices, but I'm open to other options as well.

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Postby AlcoaMCM » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:16 am

I'm partial to the lime green, but that's because my 1957 Goodman still has the original lime-green-aluminum doors.

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Postby rockland » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:43 am

ooh. green. and have Alcoa swatch their green. it's perfect.
Alcoagreen.
what will the step and terrace be STL?
i'm partial to orange. but you could introduce orange in furniture, fabric
or patio plastics.
alcoa,
do you have more pics posted somewhere. i've started a file of decorative
screens. yours are dandy and no doubt original? gorgeous home.

STL. grand house color! really good grey.
and congratulations on the progress.

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Postby jonu » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:23 pm

Your color scheme is similar to our Palm Springs house.
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As you can see, we went with a pumpkin orange to go with our warm gray.

I do like green with the gray too.
I think though I would consider celery instead of lime green.
A more acidic color would give the door some punch.

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:49 pm

The Olive Green is my Vote

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Postby Luka » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:02 pm

Do you own a great dane? :D

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Postby 64Cat » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:29 pm

green looks sweet.

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Postby synthetic space » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:10 am

I honestly think that either choice would be a great one. We have bright-orange front doors on our house, but your green option looks cool as well.

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Postby grh122 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:16 am

I'm a member of team green. Tough choice, though...the orange looks great!

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Postby Futura Girl » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:07 pm

orange all the way...

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Postby Jerad » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:40 am

My vote is green. I believe my door is Benjamin Moore .....Meadow View.

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Postby SDR » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:43 am

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Postby johnnyapollo » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:22 am

Not to get too off-subject, but have you thought about moving the doggy door into the wall? It would improve the "drama" of your door, no matter what color you choose (or is it going away completely?).

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Postby rockland » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:38 am

i thought the same thing, but not usually financially sane.
maybe a good alum/plastic primer will allow the final color choice to
bond and then it would just be a nice dark shape. at least for the exterior.

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Postby egads » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:27 pm

If you look closely, to the left of the door is an old, smaller doggie door. That one is probably more suited to the size of STL's dogs. I'd replace the door. It's just a slab door. Not too expensive.

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Postby rockland » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:45 pm

the stress of moving puts a few pounds on a pup.
that side door is for slender kitties.
or a dauksund. (we still have on of those) OPO pets
our dog door is huge, just by mistake. but just like us,
who wants to crawl through a hole?
i made mine doggy comfort.
no mistaking that exit is for comfort. (relief)

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Postby cadman » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:59 pm

STL, If you lean towards an orange, investigate Dutch Boy's "Bittersweet & Sour" in Satin. Turns out great on a slab door.

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Postby SDR » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:01 pm

Some pretty dramatic lighting there, cadman !

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Postby Izzy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:26 pm

I figured that wasn't your front door... :)
I think I liked the green because of the color of your cement with it.
They are both great choices, I would just flip a coin. Or pick green now and in a few years if you want to mix things up, paint it orange. Its like putting new pillows on your couch, gives it a fresh look so you don't get bored. I would like to see the whole paint job when your done, you have teased us with this little shot of your back door and it has got me curious as to how it looks. I like what I see!

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Orange......go with the orange.

Postby Mr. Modtomic » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:42 pm

Go with the orange. My front door is orange. I wish I had a pic to post. My mom used to own my home and painted the two main entrances orange. It really pops! I love it.

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Postby SDR » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:18 pm

Bender's rule: one orange door per block. You're over the limit, Whodoo. . .!

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