dual-color staining front door-- how common?

I am considering how to stain a front door. Home is mission-style. The wood is natural pine or fir.
The outer door will be a medium dark wine stain color.
The interior walls and ceilings are generic apartment white. There are some floors and furniture that are natural oak stain (i.e., light to medium brown).
The question is, how common is it to stain the interior door the same dark color? How common is it to stain the interior door a lighter color, given that the outer color is "dark"?
I am personally inclined to take a chance and stain both sides the wine color, but wanted to get some other opinions for consideration. I have been advised that most folks go for a lighter stain given a dark outer stain. I like a more authentic look personally. I will have this done professionally so stain "blotching" should not be the problem it apparently normally is.
This is somewhat of an interior decoration question more than anything else, so thanks in advance for all forbearance.
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Make the interior different if you wish, be sure your pro uses a pre stain sealer so the finish is even.
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Or you could use, outside and/or inside, one of the new bright or subtle, non-wood stains that show the grain but color it Kerry blue, moss green, deep red, etx. zemedelec
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We do it all the time....
However, if you want to stain both sides the same color-go ahead. It's your door. Just remember, once you've stained it dark, it'll be difficult to get it light again.
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On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 07:47:06 GMT, someone wrote:

OK technically this is not an "answer" to your Q, but if it's your house, what does it matter what "survey says" most people do, its not a mechanical Q, its a question of taste and "there can be no agreement on questions of taste". Its your door, do what you want, ESPECIALLY on the inside where none of us can see it.

If you call that "taking a chance", you have a sheltered life! (Just Do It.)
-v.
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