Now a day’s when you buy a home most often it’s a builder spec or track home that has little to no architectural detailing like the older style homes built back in 20’s,30’s or 50’s. Last summer while designing my powder bathroom I did something that changed the dynamics in my home with one stroke of my paint brush that made it hard to stop in one room! I painted my door and trim work high gloss black.
(My guest powder bath room)
I started to think about all the high-end interior designers such as Miles Redd, Mary McDonald and others who are well-known for this trick. Duh! I don’t know why I had not done it sooner. Oh wait, I do… It was my husband who did want me to paint all the doors in our house this way. Darn husband, when is going to listen me? I’m a professional. Just kidding, he actually lets me have full reign most of the time except when I want to paint all the doors black.
Back on topic, painting your interior doors can take your home from basic builder grade to super high-end style simply by one stroke of a brush or have them professionally sprayed. When you choose to do this to all your interior doors select a sophisticated color like the ones seen here. Keep it simple for the best high-end look and don’t skimp on the hardware for the added luxe factor.
First let’s see how black doors can add drama, style and definition to any space
Next try any 50 shades of gray for a more organic airy look but still very neutral.
A more bold approach would be the use of color such as blue or green. The reason I stick to these is because they are to be considered secondary neutrals and work, in the same way, black and gray do depending on your color palette in your home or the overall feeling you’re trying to achieve.
Lastly, is the accent door color. The added punch of color such as pink, chartreuse, purple, and red is such a strong, bold concept that it’s sure to make a lasting impression be it on the front door, or in main access or egress areas in your home.
I know I’m in love with this concept and went for it. The question is are you daring enough to go black, gray, green, blue or PINK?