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#1 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:36 AM

I have just moved house and we are wanting to spruce up the outside by painting the front door. Our new house is almost identical to the one in the link - only differences are our roof tiles blend in even more closely with the brick colour, and our window frames are more of a cream colour rather than brown. It is a festival of taupe, and it needs perking up!!


The front door is a handsome solid wood with panelling, currently painted in matte taupe to match the bricks πŸ™„.

We are thinking a gloss paint would be better, but we're stuck on the colour. Navy? Cream? Rainbow? Glitter? (Jks)

What do you reckon, O stylish wenches (and lads πŸ˜‰) of EB?!!

#2 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:40 AM

I should say - "I" am stuck on the colour choice. DH knows what he wants - the colours of his footy team πŸ€ͺπŸ˜…!

#3 Mmmcheese

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:46 AM

I've always wanted a bright red front door, but not sure if it would go with that brick colour? Maybe just embrace the 70's and go bright orange 😁

#4 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, the whole taupe vibe pretty much rules out primary or bright colours methinks 😞

Perhaps a maroon shade though... πŸ€”

#5 Gudrun

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:53 AM


#6 timtam92

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:55 AM

Black? And paint the window frames to match

#7 melanieb530

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:57 AM

My first thought was bright red too!

#8 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:03 AM

Navy, with a hint of purple

#9 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:05 AM

View PostYodaTheWrinkledOne, on 13 May 2020 - 10:03 AM, said:

Navy, with a hint of purple
So, with a bit of warmth to it rather than that very dark navy that, say, school uniforms come in?

#10 MooGuru

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:21 AM

I've always wanted a bright yellow front door.

#11 hills mum bec

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:24 AM

I think door colour should match the window frames so I would go cream.

#12 annodam

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:25 AM

View PostMmmcheese, on 13 May 2020 - 09:46 AM, said:

I've always wanted a bright red front door, but not sure if it would go with that brick colour? Maybe just embrace the 70's and go bright orange 😁

OMG red doors!
One of my houses that I rent out, the tenants (without my permission) painted my front & back doors bright red.
The house itself is white with Bassalt colourbond roofing & guttering, the window frames are black.
I got in touch & said get rid of those doors ASAP & paint them back in the original colour!
The house looked like it was owned by St Kilda supporters & no fkn way was that gonna fly here, not on my watch!

#13 Jingleflea

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:28 AM

Sage green or a bit darker. My parents did that for their door and it looked really good.

#14 Mmmcheese

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:29 AM

Sorry ozquoll. Shouldn't have derailed your thread.

Edited by Mmmcheese, 13 May 2020 - 10:50 AM.

#15 annodam

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:40 AM

View PostMmmcheese, on 13 May 2020 - 10:29 AM, said:

So glad you were able to assert your will over your tenants on door colour. Let em get away with having a different opinion to you and who knows where it could end up.

My point being, they should've ASKED first, then we could've came to an agreement.
I'm a reasonable person (95% of the time).
You think it's OK for someone to go ahead & do alterations to someones investment property without seeking permission first?
They signed a Lease Agreement & should've accepted that...

#16 CrankyM

Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:55 AM

I reckon sage green, dusky blue or if you really want to pop a bright sunny yellow. All of those should go with the taupe colour of the brick.

#17 Silverstreak

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:21 AM

Sage green sounds really nice, still earthy without being beige / brown.

#18 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:26 AM

Thanks PPs who've mentioned sage green (or a little darker) - we hadn't considered that idea and we really like it!

Arbor green or caper both look good πŸ™‚ EDIT - also water nymph and pear schnapps 2012 too πŸ€”


Edited by Ozquoll, 13 May 2020 - 11:32 AM.

#19 1975ladybug

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:30 AM

Sage green, there are some reds that will work,

I’m in love with their colour, it’s going to be my front door, I’m a duplex, we are changing out 1990’s cream and heritage green colour scheme to black/ grey and very Cherry.


#20 Ozquoll

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:33 AM


What a great colour!

My husband would love that one - it is one of the colours of his footy team πŸ˜„

Edited by Ozquoll, 13 May 2020 - 11:34 AM.

#21 born.a.girl

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:35 AM

Sage green here, too.  It's one of my favourite colours. When we used a few different shades of that we also added some burgundy highlights on the very old door.

Very flattering - a friend of my sisters (who only knew we lived in our very long street) wondered if it would be rude to ask the owners for their colours, and it turned out to be our place.

#22 Jingleflea

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:47 AM

I like the arbor green or blackheath from those.

#23 DaLittleEd

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:49 AM

You can definitely do a statement colour for the front door! Would you consider painting the window frames too, to provide some contrast with the bricks and tiles?

Congrats on the new house.

#24 CrankyM

Posted 13 May 2020 - 12:05 PM

I like the peridot from that link Ozquoll... though the colors you like are more subtle. I think Water Nymph is my favorite from what you like.

This one is nice too: https://www.dulux.co...lux_dulux_22580

#25 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 13 May 2020 - 12:07 PM

I saw a navy gloss front door the other day and I loved it! Not sure how that would go with taupe though!

Edited by FuzzyChocolateToes, 13 May 2020 - 12:08 PM.

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