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Kerianne

I have always loved black entry doors but don't know if it suits my style house. We are also looking at getting a carriage house style garage door and don't know whether to get it in white to match our mouldings or beige to match the house. I know the rule is to paint your garage door the same colour as your siding but, again, it may not suit my house. I have attached a few pictures I photoshopped tonight. Please don't mind the bad drawings.

I am open to any suggestions for entry door colour and garage door colour/style etc. Thanks so much for helping.

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Kerianne

Thanks so much. Yes, the garage door will still be automatic. The door will also have little windows at the top. The whole reason we are doing this is to give our house a little more character. Your suggestion is great. You are probably right... I am doing this in order for the new garage door to be a focal point so I don't want it to blend so much that no one notices. That is why I posted here. I knew someone would be able to help. Your idea of a red door is interesting. I am going to go and photoshop that right now:) Thanks again.

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puddlejumper

I like your house! Will your new carriage doors be on an automatic opener? I've never seen them on newer construction, but I think they are a great idea - they'll really add character! I would probably do the doors something in between white and the colour of your siding - enough to blend in a bit, but not so blendy that your carriage doors (a great feature) aren't obvious...does that make sense?

As for a black front door, I think it would look great! You could also do a punch of colour with a bright red door - I'm thinking a true red would be nice.

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