Therma-Tru Corp. Provides "Hot New Door Colors for 2015"

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Therma-Tru Corp. has worked with color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color to create the list of the top 10 colors that will be most popular on residential door exteriors in 2015.

FRANK BLUE on Pulse door from Therma-Tru

Nifty Turquoise. Cranapple. Drizzling Mist. These are just some of the hot colors that color expert Kate Smith predicts will be most popular on residential door exteriors in 2015.

"Five of the colors that I believe will find their ways to many front doors in 2015 are bold and influenced by cross cultural experiences, such as Bronze Tone and Tripoli Sand," says Smith, chief color maven and president of Sensational Color. "Then there are five other colors --- like Thyme Green and Amazon Soil --- which are more muted hues that invite us to step out of the fast flow of life to relax in our homes."

For homeowners looking to express their "colorful self," Smith suggests selecting paintable doors, such as those found in the Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® and Pulse® doors. "These smooth-finish doors feature clean lines and crisp angles, which are ideal for painting with expressive colors," says Smith. "They also offer attractive glass configuration options that can truly sparkle when framed by a colorful door."

Bold Door Colors for 2015

Smith reports that the five bold, energetic colors identified for 2015 catch our eye and heighten our senses. "These are expressive and playful colors, with a dash of bohemian and a pinch of sophistication," says Smith. "You'd easily find these exciting hues at a festival in Rio de Janeiro, a multi-cultural sporting event or in a piece of American folk art. Adding one of these confident colors to a front door can update any home scheme and create a joyful feeling every time someone comes through the door."

  •     Bronze Tone - Bold but not overpowering, this deep shade of orange is a good choice to add energy to a neutral theme.

    Who has this door color? Practical and strong minded, for you, your home is your hobby. Often your free time is spent decorating, gardening, organizing or tackling home improvement projects that you enjoy showing off to friends and family.
    

  •     Frank Blue - When your front door calls to you for blue, this deeply saturated, forthright blue color responds beautifully.

    Who has this door color? A restless spirit that enjoys figuring out ways to use the coolest gadget, tools or appliances to make life better. With a quick wit and quirky way of looking at things, your free time is filled with whatever strikes your fancy at the moment.
    

  •     Nifty Turquoise - Drive into refreshing, tropical turquoise to complement natural materials and neutral colors on your home.

    Who has this door color? Your secret barbecue sauce or creating a decadent dessert show off your creating skills while your charismatic personality makes every gathering at your house a memorable one.
    

  •     Tripoli Sand - Capture the glow of the beaches along the Mediterranean with this stylish shade that brings out the golden colorcast of stone or brick.    

    Who has this door color? A quick smile and pleasant demeanor coupled with your logical, disciplined mind make you a natural organizer. Whether you are coordinating a charity event or heading up the running club, others follow your lead.
    

  •     Cranapple - The deepest cranberry warmed up with gold is reminiscent of a luxurious carpet or velvety rose petals that add a touch of tradition to any style home.

    Who has this door color? An investigator at heart, you are persistent at whatever you take on, including hobbies. You master puzzles, acquire the rare collectible and complete what you start, thus inspiring others to do the same.

Soft Door Colors for 2015

    As the rush of life and technology overload us, our home needs to be a place to regain our balance and calm. Smith identifies five muted door colors for 2015 in a range of soft hues that invite us to step out of the fast flow and live at our own pace in our homes.

    "This soft color palette includes shades of organic green, amethyst gray, mineral mauve and a blue so deep it could have been pulled out of the cosmos or the depths of the sea," says Smith. "The colors blend sophisticated style with a desire for serenity, resulting in colors that are both comforting yet slightly indulgent."

  •     Night Shade - A dark, mysterious navy that adds dignity and poise to any exterior door.

    Who has this door color? With a curious mind that takes in every detail of life, you enjoy pursuing a diverse range of activities that engage your mind. One     evening you're playing the stock market, the next exploring a scientific breakthrough or even meditating.
    

  •     Wright Blue Mist - This soft blue with a touch of gray has a modern and fresh feeling that softly breathes freshness into an entry.

    Who has this door color? Your home is an oasis that calms your restless spirit and recharges it to     pursue the adventures you crave. Activities that allow you to unwind both physically and mentally (especially outdoors), suit you best.
    

  •     Drizzling Mist - This striking, modern purple borders on gray. This tone plays off the many subtle variations in stone, slate, brick or wood found on a home.

    Who has this door color? Naturally good at whatever you do, you choose to put     your energy into social responsibility and the community where you live --- possibly even actively participating in solving local problems.
    

  •     Amazon Soil - A deep, lush shade of mauve, this dramatically dark color gives the front door a velvety richness.

    Who has this door color? A deep thinker that enjoys your home as a space for learning and creativity, you work out your thoughts by doodling, sketching or     mulling over an idea. These activities can be just as relaxing for you as a hot bath is for someone else.
    

  •     Thyme Green - A classic, rich green with a touch of brown that never goes out of style and pairs well with most exterior home colors and features.

    Who has this door color? For you, life is about the journey. Figuring out what's next is half the fun. You enjoy planning each adventure with family and close friends who appreciate your good nature when things don't go exactly as expected.

About Kate Smith
Career color trend forecaster Kate Smith shows companies, designers and consultants how to become a go-to resource for color expertise. She provides color information, tools and services using her color expertise. Free copies of her successful e-books, FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior and FRESH Home Exterior Colors, along with other color tips, can be found at http://www.sensationalcolor.com.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entryway doors. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon® urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS). For more information, visit http://www.thermatru.com, http://www.fypon.com or call (800) 537-8827.

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