If you’re gonna own a home, it’s gonna have a lot of doors. And if you’re gonna have a lot of doors, you might as well make them as pretty as possible. So say no to white and yes to color. Here are a few fail-proof shades for making an interior look a little more intentional and special:
Black. If you dare do nothing else, do black. It’s neutral and foolproof. Choose a true black shade, not an black-blue or dark brown—really go dead black, like Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black.
Gray. Our doors have been painted BM Thunder for six years, and I have no intention of ever changing the shade. I chose the color back in 2012 for its perfect blend of coolness and warmth. Even during our remodel, the doors were sanded down and babied so they’d shut properly, then they quickly got another coat of—you guessed it—Thunder.
Sage. I’m convinced sage is not a trendy color and can look beautiful with so many color schemes. This shade works well because it’s complex—warm, cool, a touch earthy? Sage is arguably one of the most flexible shade in the world. That’s why it’d be beautiful on interior doors. P.S. Not a lot of people are using this shade on trim and doors yet, so go on and be a trendsetter!
If you like sage, try Behr Sliced Cucumber. It was a serious contender for my bedroom once upon a time—the perfect neutral green.
Stained wood. Solid wood doors cost a pretty penny, but if you can swing it, there’s no classier, richer look.
Door is painted SW Doeskin
Doeskin. Yes, this is technically pink. But what it does to a space is anything but saccharine. Talk about richness! This color looks so lush and isn’t too feminine. It looks amazing with brass. If you want to take a risk, go with Doeskin.
Do you have colored doors in your home? If so, what shade is your favorite? And if not, would you ever consider doors in a color other than white? •
Nice post, Rebecca! It’s so helpful when you put the paint names in the story.. love both the Sage and Doeskin-do you have an idea of what brands and specific colors to use? I’ve been afraid of using the wrong colors and ending up with ‘avacado’ and ‘pink’, and that my rooms will look like the 70’s. thanks!
Glad you mentioned that, Jani! I edited the post to include specific colors for the sage and doeskin—I’ve actually seen the colors recommended in real life, and they are really good. Thanks for the comment.
Thank you, Rebecca! Showed your post to my kids (adults!) and they really liked the black doors! They also suggested navy and dark grey…so-you’ve been ‘hipster’ approved! lol
I am now in love with doeskin. I’ve never heard of that color before, but now it’s my favorite. Thanks for sharing!
Isn’t it a beautiful shade? And surprisingly neutral. If you use it somewhere, let me know.
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