Front Door Ruminations

I have been thinking more on the front door colour since the last post. I definitely want to get rid of the blue door.

1010862_146791215524018_2039727418_nThis was our front door in Liverpool that I had painted red. The colour has probably become my first preference.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.10.02Here is a house on the next street with a red front door. Cheery and it stands out beautifully.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.12.14Our next door neighbour has a blue door, which is one of the reasons I would like a different colour. Note our house on the right looming over it.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.13.16A black door from our suburb. Quite classy.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.13.54A local white door. Bland.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.12.52Pale blue-grey – not really period.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.11.58Now this is interesting. A forest green door down the street.

1458634_177793182423821_2002630969_nI also remembered that we will eventually be attaching this number and house name to the front of the house, so perhaps we should keep green in mind?

Fraser 7

Plus the house will have a blue plaque on it for George Sutherland Fraser. Will it all clash? I may have to get the number plaque done in black instead.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 08.14.59Another black door nearby.

8384977868_862370fb61_oI once took a walk through Highgate village in London and loved these two doors. It may be more the contrast between the two but since then I have always thought about the yellow door. Having said that, it is on a Georgian house with the characteristically brown London brick rather than the East Midlands red brick of our house.

Anyway, feel free to vote in the Poll in the previous post or make a suggestion in the comments.




12 thoughts on “Front Door Ruminations

  1. Hmm, I didn’t think I’d like the red door on a red brick house, but the one you show there looks good. Also, the houses around you remind me of (some streets in) this section of Philly, except for the anything goes approach to paint colors on the half timbering. This link is probably not helpful at all since the Tudor style houses all have glassed in front porches and so don’t have solid front doors.

    Interestingly, I grew up around a lot of 1920’s Tudors in the Philadelphia suburbs, and they’re almost always brown and cream. I was surprised to read that black and white is the norm in your area. The bright red door is universal though.

  2. Thank you so much for this post – we were literally just this minute musing about the same thing. Also wondering whether the frame and the door need to be the same colour – but thanks to your photos we see that it looks better with the frame being white and the door being a colour. Now we just have to decide which one…

  3. Here doors are not generally brightly colored, but I love that look. Since the street marker is green and the poet’s marker is blue, I think that going with a different color for the door all together would make the other things stand out. Based on that, I vote for the bright yellow. Which surprises me, since I had intended to vote for the forest green door.

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