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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Painted Interior Doors

For the past two years I have been collecting images of painted interior doors.

Gray/Black/Charcoal Painted Interior Doors? - Home Decorating & Design Forum - GardenWeb

The two most popular color choices seem to be gray…

This is tempting me to paint my interior doors "Intellectual Gray." Via Splendid Sass: FURLOW GATEWOOD ~ DESIGN IN AMERICUS, GEORGIA

…or black.

Some doors are done in a matte finish.

Others in a high gloss lacquer finish.

The perfect balance of kiddo and adult-friendly, this has been a personal favorite for some time.  Interior design by Steven Gambrel

I am truly drawn to doors with a bit of color, like this soft pink.

pink and white kitchen: painted interior doors

Although this red seems so happy.

Sarah Richardson's Farmhouse- wall paper, vanity and sink, mirror, door hardware, flooring, rug

I’ll take this entire purple paradise please.

room with purple door

Ah, butter yellow.

Pretty Yellow Doors! by winnie

Good day sunshine!

I love this emerald green. They even painted the trim.

Emerald green. Pantone Color of the Year. 2013 color scheme. Interior design. Painting tips. Green door. Green vase. Accessory.

But overwhelmingly I seem to be drawn to a softer look.

The palest of mints.

mint green door; gilt accents; cherry blossom wallpaper

A bit darker.

white walls mint door

True turquoise.

paint the interior side of the front this idea

It would appear that my heart wants…

I love baskets - great for storage and texture! They fit great in this new space. More storage solutions using baskets:

…something in the seafoam family.

Although not quite as dark as teal, but I would gladly take the door.

0208 HOME interior doors

Yes, this is the perfect shade for the back of my front door.

painted interior doors.   (+ love this color.)

Then there is the question of “Do I give it a two tone look?”

This is NOT 25 Creative Ideas For Using Black Interior Door <3  adm

Not as shocking as this of course.

Pink and purple door, lol and the baseboard :-)

The white and turquoise really pop.

My favorite technique was done in Kate’s office.

home office after final

On Monday you saw a glimpse of what the doors in my house look like. I’ll be picking up a paintbrush soon.

Annie Sloan painted wall 001-001

Do you like colored interior doors? Do you prefer a matte or lacquered finish?



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving these ... the colors are fabulous! I haven't been bold enough to try! :)

Di said...

I love painted doors, I prefer the matte or satin and love the blues and soft yellow. Though mine are painted white. I like the paneled doors, mine are all solid and I would love to change them. Great doors!! Di@Cottage-Wishes

Auntie Em said...

All the pretty coloured doors look lovely, but I hate painting doors. It has taken me almost 9 years of living with our bare unpainted French glass doors we installed when we did the construction. I have put it off, using any excuse I could find. This summer I ran out of excuses. I dug out the primer and paint and a whole lot of tape. Found brushes and sponge rollers and set to work. DH took the doors off the hinges so I could at least paint them laying flat. I am so happy they are finally done. I painted them a very light ivory to match the rest of the woodwork through out our house and I am so happy with them. They just look right.
Things I learned...
1 remove doors from hinges and paint laying down if at all possible.
2 allow lots of time for drying in between coats.
3 the small sponge rollers do an amazing job of smoothing the paint out in the flat areas.
4. remove hardware if you can. Much easier than taping around it!
5 it is worth it when they are done.
Have fun and can't wait to see what your redo looks like! :)

Auntie Em said...

And referring to #1 note...
I meant the doors are laying down...not the painter! lol

Marydon Ford said...

So love the matte finishes, but had not thought to paint the interior doors other than white ... hmmmmmmmmm!
<3 Marydon

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love them all but I adore the Teal tone.

I actually bought a color called "Pond" its a BM color I had made up in valspar satin for my doors, a teacart and a armoire for the living room..

good luck with whatever you choose.
I'm sure it will add beauty to your home..


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with, I know it will look fabulous. Hugs, marty

Karen Albert said...

Laura I have not done it yet, would love to though, it is so striking; like painting a ceiling a contrasting color!

2013 Artist Series

Linda said...

Those are all so cheery!
We have just boring, standard, fake wood/brown interior doors throughout; I never really thought of changing them.


Vel Criste said...

Love all your inspiration Laura! Can't wait to see what you put on yours. I like lacquer if I had the patience to paint it but matte looks subtly beautiful too. Good luck!

Ral @ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

What a wonderful way to brighten a room, I love aqua tones too.Though I think the room would need just a couple of pops of the same color to make it work, like throw pillow and or vases.

GSGreatEscaper said...

Linda, I have the same type of doors and the laminate is breaking down after almost 60 years... One idea I have been kicking around is to use laminate ("formica") sheets (4x8) in a pretty color cut to size and glued to the door to change the color and feel. Any one else ever done this?

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

You always find the BEST pictures to share with and inspire us. I had fun looking at all of these. I really am starting to like the soft gray paint; my favorite doors in this post are the butter yellow. With the pretty glass in the top portion, they remind me of an English cottage, and I DO love English cottages. :)

The interior doors in our house are so ugly -- one more thing on my long to-do list. Have a lovely day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Lorrie said...

Beautiful doors in your photos. Great inspiration. Our doors are all white, but I'm thinking that painting the back of the front door would add some color in the entryway.
Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

Jacqueline said...

Reminds me of the fun they have with their doors in Europe! Amazing.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

The interior of my front door is painted the same color as the outside of the door - a sort of darkish greyish brown. Some might call it a greige but I don't like that term so I just call it brown!

black sabeth said...

art deco doors!

Susan said...

Hi Laura...Oooooo, so many pretty doors. Love the light yellow, the raspberry and well, loved a lot of them!

Laura, thanks so much for your visits to my blog. Always happy to see you stopped by. Susan

Kelley said...




:o) Kelley~

Debbie said...

Mom was talking about this post at dinner last night so I had to come and see. I don't know why I have never considered painting a door a contrasting color before. They all look so wonderful.

Christine Graves said...

I usually like a Matte finish...but I'm sure whatever you choose will be great!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

These are great! I have always been partial to interior doors that were painted black. I haven't been bold enough to take the plunge, yet. But, I can definitely feel it coming!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm sure we are way behind the times, but we have solid doors that we stained. They make a nice contrast to the light walls.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

They are all gorgeous. I can never decide so always leave them antique white. Having said that,the front door is woodgrain just varnished and I am always tempted to paint it but have never had the nerve to get started. said...

Yes. Matte. I have blue and gray samples on the back of my front door. I may just go with white as I can't seem to find the shade that says stay.