Front Door Design: Nautical Themes

Rob Diamond, manager of Wallauer’s in North White Plains, shares his tips for painting your front door:

When choosing a color, take the siding, roofing, and shutter colors into account. Typically the front door is the darkest color on the exterior—except, on occasion, the roofing color. Look for a color with a good light reflective value or LRV. This is a system that indicates if the color will fade sooner or later. Use a dedicated exterior paint, like Benjamin Moore MoorGlo or MoorGard. Start by washing the door with a house cleaner and let it dry for 24 hours. If needed, lightly sand the door to create a profile for the paint adhesion.

The below door was painted with Sherwin Williams 6485 Raindrop Paint in a matte finish.

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Simpson Knotty Alder
Arch-Top Door

$275

Jilco Window Corporation

135 Mahopac Ave
Granite Springs
(914) 248-6100; jilcowindows.com

Sail Away Outdoor Mat

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​Navy 24″ x 39″, $69-$89

Available at grandinroad.com

Palm Springs House Number

4” High 3/8” Deep in Brushed Aluminum, $21 

Available at modernhousenumbers.com

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Prestige Nautica Single Cylinder Satin Nickel Handleset with Tobin Lever

 $169 

Available at Home Depot and homedepot.com

Forte Lighting in Brushed Nickel

 $54.97

Available at wayfair.com

Cambridge Planters (right) & Nantucket Square Planters in Neptune Blue

$99

Available at grandinroad.com

Rizza Outdoor Chair in Blue

$199

​Available at grandinroad.com

 

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