One of this weekend’s projects was to pick the purple to use on our front door and garage side door. We got samples of three to try:
Blackberry, the most burgundy, was eliminated right away. The other two were much harder to decide between.
It was hard to tell them apart (Dewberry is on the top and Concord Grape on the bottom), and even harder to decide if this was really the right direction to go in. The bright, warm red front door makes it so hard to independently assess other colors. I even broke out the Sherwin Williams Paint Visualizer to see if it would help. (I’m not sure it did.)
In any event, the consideration goes on.
The other, related question to ponder is whether to paint the red door or just replace it. I unscrewed the ugly yellow plastic window frame just to see how it came apart (so I could paint it later), and was pretty appalled by what I found. The screws going from inside to outside through the plastic are the only things holding the window pane into the door, and the plastic is cracked in multiple places. Plus, there’s no insulation behind the plastic frame. For about an inch around the edge of the glass, it’s just plastic frame between the warm indoors and the cold outdoors. We could try blow-in insulation when we put it back together post-paint job if we want to stretch the door’s life a little longer, but I’m not really sure that’s the best road. I’ve never liked the potential security issues associated with such a large window in the door, so close to the lock and knob, so this could push us over the edge.
There are three styles at Lowe’s that I like the look of:
Any comments on the purple debate or if you have a favorite door are welcome!