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The Results are In, But the Front Door Dilemma Continues

Wow, y’all knocked my socks off with the response to my front door color survey! Over 350 people responded. With that kind of a response I should ask for your help more often!

And the reader’s choice winner is:

A whopping 41% chose red! Many respondents commented that it might be nice to have a burnt orange or terra cotta color to match the copper roof.

Tied for 2nd and 3rd were:


Each received 11% of the votes.

Now, don’t get mad at me, but I definitely had a favorite before I posted the survey. I ventured over to my local hardware store and had them mix up a small sample pot of Benjamin Moore pear green (dries slightly darker).

I haven’t painted any swatches on the outside of the house yet. But, I did do a trial on the mailbox (I’m almost done with) and I actually really like it!

The mailbox is still being painted, but the siding and trim colors were painted using our actual house paint. And the roof color is close to our greenish shingled roof.

So, what do you think?

Are you red lovers seeing red because I moved forward without paying attention to your votes?

And those of you that liked aqua and some of the other choices, do you think I’m crazy?

We used to have a red door when we lived across the street. I really liked the color combination a lot, but I’m not sure it is rubber necky-worthy.

Another consideration is that there are two houses currently on our street that are gray with a red door. And I kind of like being unique, ya’ know?!

Have a fabulous weekend! See you next week. I’ll be sharing how I built the mailbox and lots more.


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  1. Gwynne
    Gwynne says:

    How about a yellow door? It would look fabulous with the grey. (If you have to pick out of the options in the post, I’d go with red.)

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