Thanks to everyone who voted for our new front door color! If you didn’t get a chance to vote, don’t worry, you still can here: poll. Red took the lead by more than 50 percent of the votes! Blue was the second choice and my favorite choice as well. A few people even commented to me by email, Facebook, phone, etc. that they liked the front door as it is.
And, yes everyone is right, the front door is absolutely fine as it is. But it could be little better. It could be a little glossier and a little more us than “them” (them is the old owners).
So enter Valspar’s Heirloom Red. I actually shared this color with you before (it’s the front-most red).
A quick google search for “heirloom red” found this house. Wowee – that red is hot! But it doesn’t look anything like the sample I’ve got sitting on my desk.
A little more googling and I found these pretty red front doors. They are Valspar’s Fabulous Red.
Fabulous Red was actually my second color choice from the samples we brought home. I think it’s time to buy a few little samples to test. In the meantime, I’ll share with you the colors using Valspar’s online virtual paint tool. Heirloom Red is a little darker than Fabulous Red. But, they both look about the same on the computer.
Lesson: there is no substitution for samples!