Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Green Door



Gotta love this lime twist on the classic craftsman red door.  This is a nice and wide Simpson 7860 three panel, six lite front door with matching Simpson 7260 sidelights.  I think those sidelights to the left and right of the door looked better in white, but after much debate, we were asked to re-paint them to match the Boothbay Blue of the shingles.  The thought was that the door looked too wide with that much white on each side of the green.

 

The header crown is stepped above the center door, a small detail with big results.  This trim style is repeated on the adjacent front windows.

 

The inside of this front door is so fresh and so clean in white on white.  The small windows bring light into the entryway, while their height maintains the privacy from the busy street out front.  The trim is the same as the pocket doors here.  All in all, a fabulous front door, inside and out!

14 comments:

Geno said...

I really like the lime on a front door! Would it be possible to get a shot from th street seeing it in relation to the blue of the whole house? Most of my experience is in building log homes where a door like this just won't fly, but this....
this I like.

Shiloe said...

Hi Geno,

The door is tucked back under a deep front porch so that you only catch a glimpse of it from the street. I don't have a great shot from that angle, but I'll take one next week and post it for you.

Debbie said...

That beautiful green door says "Welcome"! Like you, I prefer it w/the white but can certainly understand drawing the color from the outside of the house to tie it all together. The widows up high are great for privacy and letting in enough light. Will definitely go that way when replacing our front door!

Cindy said...

I never would have thought about painting the door lime green, but I love it with the blue of the house. It looks classic yet still very modern and stylish!

Cindy B. said...

Wow! I love the lime green with the blue of the house. It looks classic yet still very modern and stylish.

meryl rose said...

Oh my god I LOVE that lime green door!!!

Punchy colored doors are just divine. We painted ours yellow and it makes me smile every time I come home.

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Ca88andra said...

Nice pics! You really know your stuff. Thanks for commenting on my coffee shop question.

jennifer cleaver said...

The shine of the green with citrus and flower stem glow and the stability of the gray with the contrast of the possibilities of the white makes me think of happy children splashing around in galoshes in a late Spring rain, laughing as if to say the gray clouds, "Gotcha"!

Todd - Home Construction Improvement said...

Love the moldings! Nice to see craftsmanship still alive and well!

Sarah Williams said...

Any chance you could list the brand and color of the green paint? It would never have occured to me to paint a front door lime green, but it is perfect! I could not love it more!

Shiloe Bear said...

Hi Sarah,

The color is Benjami Moore 538 Vienna Green. Good luck with your project!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the colors you've chosen. Could you please share the supplier for the Boothbay (is it Benjamin Moore's Boothbay Gray)? Thanks!

Shiloe Bear said...

Hi, the blue of the HandieShingles and HardiePlank Siding comes pre-colored from the James Hardie company, it's their Boothbay Blue. All other trim was color matched to the shingles, so I'm afraid I don't have a formula number. You could order a shingle sample and take it to your paint store though. Good luck!