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I’m into doors of color at the moment so this week I present 3 Red Doors from my neighborhood walk-abouts.

Nº 5049

Red Door Nº5049

Nº 131

Red Door Nº 131

Nº 2033

Red Door Nº2033

The top two panel doors are popular in my area. I’ve seen quite a few of them

painted red.  I looked at getting this same door when shopping for a new door last year, but  we bought a different door with more glass.

The bottom door reminds me of farmhouse door. I don’t see many of these in my neighborhood which is classic Suburban.

Nikon Df w/ 28-105mm, and the Lumix FZ200| Hoodman and Lexar Digital Film|PS CC 2015

This is my entry to Norm 2.0s Thursday Doors. To see all this week’s entries or post some doors of your own click here.

UPDATE: Little link thingy wasn’t working but it’s fixed now!

More to come…



  1. Impressive houses and striking red doors. I admire the pergola too, very classy. The combination of the Df and the 28-105 seems to be working well.

    • Thank you so much Jim! Oh yes the 28-105 and the Df are a nice light weight kit. I only wish it were 24mm instead of 28mm. I do like wider.

      I bought it second hand for less than $200 USD I’m sure I’ve more than got my monies use out of it. 🙂

  2. brilliant images Deb! I once had a red door!

    • Thank you so much Cybele! My upper kitchen cabinets are red. I love them! So, I’m getting my red door fix at home. 🙂

  3. Hello Deborah, or Debra? I am late! Red doors are intriguing to me. Since I am Dutch I am so used to neutral colors. The way you captured them, it looks so natural though:) Any other door would be too wimpy.
    Your comments about your inexperience with oil made me smile. It sounded so much like me. Since I’ve seen you watercolor, I know you have talent. I don’t know though how much time you want to invest in it – whatever you choose is fine by me. I’m not one of these die-hard do-it-yourself-ers, but it would be the easiest with oil than with watercolor:)
    To anwer your question, about the gesso. I’m used to buy ready-made canvases that you don’t have to put gesso on (it turns out to be more expensive). Uh, I have to look up your other question – another time! Have a great Valentine weekend!

    • Hi Jesh, it’s Deborah. Thanks for the tips! I’ll check out the art store and see what they have for smallish pre gessoed canvas and a beginner set of oils, and brushes. I don’t brushes for oils either, or the stuff to clean them up. It probably will eat up more than my mad money budget this month.

      But I can always have stuff in my basket and when it goes on sale be ready.

      Thanks again!

  4. Excellent shots… Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀

  5. What interesting doors in your area.

  6. I like red doors, too, and blue ones as well. I also like the house in the first shot.


    • Thank you Janet! That house is the same or was the same model as mine originally when the track was built way back when. Their remodel looks gorgeous. I haven’t seen the inside but think it must be wonderful. I’ve admired their front door since it was installed.
      My house no longer is original either. We remodeled and added on a bit last year. One day it may be only a few houses have the original frame. 🙂

  7. When we had our house painted a few years ago, we chose to have the front door painted red. I love how it looks next to the Beige color and red bricks. After we did it, I started noticing a lot more red doors! lol! I like all 3 photos that you posted. 🙂

    • I love Red doors with all shades of brown and beige. I painted our house a beige brown after the addition and remodel last year, and thought I wanted a red door, but ended up finding a stained door with lovely oval glass panel with a design we loved which lets in a lot of light to super long entry hall. 🙂 The stain is mahogany the red family right? 🙂 I think it looks great anyway.

      Okay, now I want to see your door. Pic please!

  8. Red is such a classic color for a front door…I currently have a glossy black door but constantly think of changing it to red..just haven’t yet! 🙂

    • I love the glossy look on doors too with gold fixtures. 🙂

      • Yep! Gold plate on the bottom and fancy gold doorknob!! Another classic look! 😀

        • Love the gold kick-plates. I have one on my kitchen to garage door along with a smaller one above the door knob helps immensely to keep the door clean of fingerprints, and oils. A Classic English look- I love it!

  9. Red is a classic color for doors. I agree that last one has a nice farmhouse look to it; I especially like the glass.
    Not sure what time you tried to post in the link-up but feel free to tweet or email me if you’re having problems with it.

    • Thank you so much Norm!

      It’s my fault the link thingie didn’t work. I had the post scheduled to post at 5:am my time, but didn’t get the link synced up til you had posted your post.
      Is there a way to schedule it and have the link synced? I’m not too savvy with that stuff.

  10. Currently I have a white door, but it intends to be a red door once we thaw out around here. I like all of these doors, but the last one looks so cozy tucked into its garden.

    • I like that farmhouse door too. Pics please of your newly painted door when you thaw out!

      • Ok, will do! 🙂 I’ll be sure to show the holes in the posts made my the hairy woodpecker who likes to taunt me 🙂

  11. See, this is what happens. I get comfy with blue doors and then someone features red doors and the pendulum swings back to that end of the spectrum. The crossbuck door at the bottom does look good tucked under that large porch roof It’ kinda gives it that farmhouse feel. Nice selection Deborah.

    • LOL! You’re not alone! That happens to me too.

      Thank yous Dan! Why am I not surprised that you know what that door on the bottom is called! Writing that down so I remember it. Crossbuck door. Is it named that because of the way the wood panes are joined?

      • I think so. Many early doors tended to sag from the hinge side, down toward the lock side. The diagonal braces help keep the door square over time.

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