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Front Door Color

Postby joewilly1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:09 am

I know colors are discussed a lot. I wanted to paint my front door a very 50's orange. It turned out to be too pink...sort of a salmon color. Please help me if you can. I need a color number from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore or other quality paint company. I'd like to know of a color that someone has actually used and it has turned out good. It's so hard for me to pick out colors online or via a swatch. It seems I'm always disappointed when it goes on the door. Thanks.

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Postby egads » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:11 am

I know someone admired a front door color and asked for it's name in some thread here. But searching for "orange" or "orange+door" does not seem to narrow down the results enough to help me find it to direct you to it. Hopefully someone with a better memory than I will chime in. You could go to our member RedneckModern's blog and ask him in the comments section of one of the door posts if he knows what the color names are.

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Postby turboblown » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm

Did mine with a Behr color from Home Depot. The color was called "Pumpkin"

Not my favorite brand of paint, but we liked the color

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Postby Joe » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:37 pm

sherwin williams "volcano" or something like that

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Postby redneckmodern » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:38 pm

i've used behr ultra premium exterior (matte) on the doors i've done. although i'm not a behr superfan, the matte goes on smooth with a roller and holds up well. i've had terrible results with their semi-gloss.

on the color names. even if i could remember them, i'd not suggest you follow them. so much insofar as color has to do with surrounding colors, trees, time of year, or facing of the door (in shadow or sun) that it makes it an unwise move, methinks. best thing is to (1) never pick out colors online (2) always view the swatch in context and (3) start with a quart (or less if they'll do testers) before committing to a gallon.

also priming the door with a primer close to the shade (lighter) of your color will give best results. i like zinzer 1-2-3. make sure, too, to prime and paint the top and bottom for weather protection.

remember, too, that all colors aren't equal. the yellow i've used on two doors is quite transparent and it takes 6 coats to cover it. but the ("fall leaves"?) color i used on a dark orange door covered in two coats beautifully.

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Postby classic form » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:05 am

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Here is our entrance door color...Vermillion, 6PA on the Ostwald color chart.
Same color on both sides, original color from 1957. A little cliche' but it's what was specified when the house was built.

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Postby dani » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:34 pm

ours is Behr antique copper. I don't love the brand, the color is OK.. I still am thinking I may go more orange and less copper.


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