Those are the names of the two orange paint colors I decided to try out for our front door. Actually, I tried "Mandarin" too, but it was too pink-toned and so it is officially out of the running.
So that you can see what "forceful" and "raucous" look like when applied to a painted front door, I've (poorly) photoshopped some before and after photos. Even fake before and after photos are fun to check out, right?
Here is our front door today:
It's a Pella door and that is the factory finished color -- sorry I can't remember the name. The door is nearly five years old, I think. The finish is fading and chipped and has my kids' awesome hand prints all over it. I like the color...I'm just ready for change.
Here is "Forceful Orange."
Here is "Raucous Orange."
Now you can vote.
Well, not really...Scott and I have already made the decision. I did actually let some friends vote today, though. I had both color samples
painted on 1' x 1' pieces of cardboard. I hung them up next to
the door as our neighborhood CSA members were stopping by to pick
up their fruits and veggies. I let them vote and share their opinions;
it was fun hearing their reactions. Older and younger people tended to
choose "raucous" orange, the more red of the two colors. Middle-aged
people, who also happen to be the people who know me better,
chose "forceful" orange, the brighter and more yellow of the two colors. Some of them said that it was because the yellow-er "forceful"
orange fit me better.
I didn't tell them the names of the colors...hopefully neither one would have fit my personality perfectly. But, I do think some of my friends recognized that I was going for a more shocking, less conservative color.
"Forceful" is definitely shocking and not at all conservative.
In fact, my HOA might send me a letter...
I guess we'll find out!