4 Reasons to Paint an Interior Door Black in Your Portland Home

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Thursday, February 18, 2016

It can be fun to go against the grain when it comes to choosing interior paint colors. For example, why are ceilings almost always white? There are practical benefits in some cases, but most of the time it’s just, well, the way it’s done.

Here’s another example: your home’s interior doors. Are they white? Off-white? That might be perfect for you and look fantastic, but don’t feel like there aren’t any other options. In fact, there’s another popular trend right now that has a lot to offer.

Why Paint Your Interior Doors Black?

Isn’t the room above beautiful?

Painting a door black doesn’t have to make a space feel heavy and dark; in fact, it can be a real asset from a stylistic perspective. Let’s take a look at why:

  • Elegance - We can start with the obvious benefit here. Especially when the door is framed with a clean, crisp white, the black brings a definite feeling of class to the space.
  • No marks and smudges! - From a very practical point of view, a busy household (especially one with kids!) can benefit from a dark color on the door. Choose a rugged sheen and the dark surface will make fingerprints and scuffs a thing of the past.
  • Works well with other accents - Once the door is painted, other black elements in the room (furniture, artwork, decorations, accent walls, etc.) pop out and connect. It creates a nice feeling of cohesion.
  • Accentuate floor colors - Especially if your floor is dark (maybe even black as well), the darkness of the door will create a seamless, elegant look.

What to Avoid…

In short, too much of a good thing. If you have a room or hallway with numerous doors, painting them all black can look a little busy, or cluttered. Choose your dark doors carefully, selecting the ones that have the most visual impact.

One tip is to paint doors that are a real destination, like at the end of a hall. Or, if there is just one point of exit in a room, that door would be an ideal candidate for this edgier style.


Are You Ready to Paint?

To get started, talk to your local painting company and discuss your options! Your home holds incredible opportunity for variety and style, and a professional painter can help make those options more obvious. If you live in the Portland, OR, area, why not call us at Sundeleaf Painting? It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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