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OK, so I have a boring white door and I want a pretty colored door - the problem is that I can't figure out what color would look good with the exterior color of our house. Here are a few pictures to show you the color of our house and the door in question 1, 2, 3.

I also want the color of the door to look good when the door is open and visible from our living room - meaning I don't want it to be a color that would clash with our wine red couches - so no red, pretty much anything else is fair game though.

What do you think?

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I think a sage green would look REALLY good with your blue house. Or purple, if you can find a shade that coordinates but also stands out enough.

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I was going to vote red until I saw the disclaimer

I agree with St. Margaret - sage green would be lovely.
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Purple or a light green

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Yellow!

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Yellow!
Yes! A deep mustard . . .

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sage green,charcoal grey, or a soft buttery yellow
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Another buttery yellow vote, though that may be closer to white than you'd like if you're looking for a BIG change. You might consider a peachier tone if you want to do the color wheel complementary colors thing, although to that shade of blue I think the actual complementary color might be more of a taupe.
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I vote yellow too. A golden rod would really pop against the slate blue of your house.

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why not the same color of the couches?
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My elderly neighbor had a tannish color house and she painted her door a plum purple.Said she always want to do that.It looked nice.
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Yellow or grey. You can get a grey that has a hint of green to it.

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turquoise! a nice attractive tealish-turquoise color would look great with blue, i think. unique.

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Do you have shutters? Every house I know of with a colored door has the exact same color as their shutters.

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I'm going to vote yellow. But you know I love yellow and blue together. Though I always think of your house as being grey, but it looks more blue in these pictures. But I think the right color yellow would work well.

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Yellow for sure. Blue + Yellow =

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Yep, yellow. But not a pale, butter yellow - I think a deeper or brighter yellow would be good. But not schoolbus yellow!

Red would have been my first choice, but with your couch issue, yellow would be nice!
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Do you have a photo of the whole front of the house... my answer might change depending on what plants are near the door.

But I think a canary yellow would be nice. Or a light orange. Which may or may not be the same thing depending on your interpretation. I don't know quite how to describe it but the outline of the box I'm typing in right now (I have the standard colours I think) is kind of a mustardy orange colour. I like that one.

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goldenrod / sunflower / marigold
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terracotta (would probably look great with your couches when open)
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greige (although it's not colorful i think it would be pretty with the blue and the couches)
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after clicking through your babywearing photo set, i also think navy & white would be adorable! like if you taped off the border around each square to keep that white, but painted the rest of the door navy, or vice versa (that would be way easier - just painting a navy border around each square, or painting just the square, and keeping the rest of the door white).
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celery green

a dark slate grey

an orangy yellow

Have you read the Color Me Happy blog? I love her perspective on picking colors.

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Thanks ladies!

So I went to the hardware store this afternoon and got some paint cards and now I need your help again - look at them and give me your opinions pretty please! Greens, Yellow/Golds, peaches, beiges


and can I just vent and say I HATE picking paint colors by myself. My DH is horribly colorblind and really doesn't care or want to give any input in paint colors - if it were up to him it would all be grey.

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I like Bryant Gold or the green 488. I couldn't make out the color name.
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Hubby said 488 or 489 in the greens.

Or he said a darker blue-grey would be good.

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I like 174, but again it's hard to tell if that would be a good look on your house.

It kind of seems like it might be too much... the Bryant Gold is nice and a bit more muted.

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I like the orange below the roasted squash, the one that is at the very bottom that has the name cut off. I also like the yellows against the exterior colour.
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I like most of the 027 card from the yellows; Jericho, Spring Meadow, and Liberty Park from the greens; Roasted Squash and Fresh Orange on the orange card; and Bryant and Dorset golds.

Ok, that's not especially helpful, is it. For something I wouldn't mind seeing a big block of every day I would probably pick one of the golds.
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I like yellow 299 best, followed closely by yellow 300. I also like split pea green (can't make out the #.)

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My vote is 488.

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