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Don’t Overlook Interior Doors When Painting Your Home

Interior door paintingMore Americans are making home improvements than ever before, and the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Over 75 million people worked on a home improvement project in 2017, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. And one of the most rewarding home improvement projects is interior painting.

When embarking on a home improvement project to paint the interior of your home, don’t overlook the interior doors. When the interior doors are painted white or the same colors as the walls, they tend to disappear blending into the space. The space may even seem boring or unfinished. But painting interior doors in a contrasting color can really make your interiors pop. It complements the other colors in the space creating a more dramatic effect.

Paint Interior Doors the Same Color as the Trim

Painting the interior doors in the same color as the trim gives the space an eye-pleasing appearance when the walls are painted in a contrasting color. Rather than just blending into the room, the doors are additional focal points. For example, painting the interior walls in a shade of tan with off-white or egg shell interior doors gives the space a smart, upscale appearance. If you want to create a homey or cozy space, try something peachy like Sherwin Williams’ Summer Day with a White Tail trim.

White Walls with Bold Doors

White walls can make your space look elegant and spacious. But when paired with interior doors that are painted in a bold, contrasting color it gives additional depth and character to the room. If you’re worried about being too bold, a charcoal grey interior door is striking, yet sophisticated. To add a bit more color into the mix without going overboard, navy blue interior doors is a smart way to go.

Interior Front Door

Foyer with bold doorPainting the interior portion of the front door will give your home interior design a more complete appearance. Here are 4 ideas that will help you choose the best interior paint color for the front door:

  • Match the door color with the trim color
  • Paint it the same color as your other interior doors
  • Pair it with a slightly darker or brighter shade than the other doors in the space
  • Go bold with a color that complements your interior paint colors

Color Test

Now that you have selected the paint color for your interior doors, it’s a good idea to test the color out on a single door first. You can pick any door in the house like the pantry door in the kitchen or even the front door. This way if you’re not happy with the appearance, you can re-paint the door in a different shade. Once you’re satisfied, you can paint the remaining doors knowing that the color you selected will give you the appearance you desire.

Give your home a fresh new appearance with professional interior painting that’s done right. Call Lakeland Painting for your free interior color consultation today!