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
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
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.
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
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