When we were buying our new house, there was so much that I loved about it – the very open floor plan, architectural features like rounded walls, floor to ceiling windows in the living room, giant kitchen island, tall ceilings ranch, mostly. But, everything was blah. Same orangey-beige everywhere, boring light fixtures, cheap-looking fixtures … there was so much unused potential in this house! Slowly, very slowly, I’m updating things to slowly flesh out the beauty that this home could be. We’ve already made a lot of progress, but there is a lot more to go.
One of those things standing in my way are the doors. They are mammoths. The tallest interior doors I’ve seen in a home. Roughly 8’+ tall. And they are the color the trim used to be (something else I’m also working on), which is kind of like beige/pink vomit. Obviously, I have no strong feelings at all about the gross color. The doors all HAVE TO BE painted anyway, so I might as well make them gorgeous.
The dark door trend is still going strong, and I’m seeing it in enough up-scale places to think it is going to stay around for a while. Either way, I love dark doors surrounded by white trim. I love the way it makes a design statement without being bold/tacky. Dark colors can be neutral too! Think: navy, black, dark gray, deep brown … totally neutral.
When I was nervous about my choice, I searched for pictures of dark doors online and it was very clear to me that I made the right decision for me.
Here are some of the doors that helped convince me … Please click on the source below each image to learn more about the blog/website this image came from.
(via Home Bunch)
(via Brooke Wagner Design)
(via The Gathered Home)
(via Dear Lillie)
(via Sherwin Williams)
(via The Decor Chick)
(via Thrifty Decor Chick)
(via Honey We’re Home)
(via From the Carriage House)
(via The Inspired Room)
(via 320 Sycamore)
(via Focal Point Styling)
I’m still in the middle of painting all my doors … so here is a sneak peek of a few doors I’ve painted into the laundry room. I can’t wait to show you the easy way I figured out how to do this, because it was taking me FOREVER to paint them, and I have 29 doors to paint. Yikes. (Hint: it is similar to how I’m painting my trim.)