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Old 03-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Are your exterior doors the same color inside and out? Is it weird to have them different colors?
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I think it's a matter of taste, actually. In my house, both exterior doors have different finishes/colors on the outside vs. the inside. However, I've had plenty of customers that wanted the sides to match.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I have dark brown outside and white inside. I am going to hang a door I am reducing in size. Was a door from a Benihana restaurant I replaced doors on. The door is mahogany was 8 foot reducing down to a 6'8". It was a panel door, it will now have a stained glass panel on top. Will leave it stained, can't stand painted doors.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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Of course it isn't weird.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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All of our exterior doors except one are different in and out and we have a lot of them (8). Most are painted outside and stained inside. All but one are red outside. I do not think that I would want any doors inside the house painted red. It would look awful (sorry for those who may have interior doors painted red).
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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My doors are stained inside to match the woodork and painted outside. I'd prefer them be stained both inside and out and the one original door will be, the other door will be replaced and stained both in and out.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Stained and varnished (or polyeurethaned) does nto seem to hold up well outside and requries a lot of maintenance. So most people paint. However the modern polyeurathanes are much improved. maybe it will nto be so much work now. Our neighbor recently stripped and stained and coated his front door and it really looks amazing. OUr doors were always red, so I will keep them red. Red doors seems to be a very popular thing. Most of the houses of our age in our area have red doors.

This thread made me thing about it and i realised that we have over 30 interior doors. Most were painted at some point in time. We are slowly stripping them but it will probably take my whole life to get them done. Then the next person who owns the house will probably go and paint them all. (Sigh).
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Are your exterior doors the same color inside and out? Is it weird to have them different colors?
It is not weird to have different colors on the outside of your exterior doors than on the inside. In fact, I think it would be unusual to have the same color on both the inside and outside of your exterior door.

For example, the outside of my front door is bluegreen, to match my shutters, trim, and roof. The inside is white since the room that it opens upon is decorated in neutral earthtones, and there is no blue or green in that room.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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