(Closed) Thoughts on interior doors… help?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have dark brown/black doors? Would you paint them?
    Yes, I have dark brown doors and love it : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, I have black doors and love it : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Yes, I have black doors and hate it : (0 votes)
    Yes, I have dark brown doors and hate it : (2 votes)
    2 %
    No, but I want dark brown or black doors : (23 votes)
    26 %
    No, I hate/dislike dark brown or black doors. They need to be white : (30 votes)
    34 %
    No, I like the idea but its not for me : (23 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    4664 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Liking the black. Have dark brown in my house and don’t like it, but I love black.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    What about a more chocolate-y brown? I think the dark is lovely, the black is just a little harsh looking. The last thing you want your home to look is gloomy.

    Post # 5
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m kind of stuck between the two. I think if you can rock the darker colours through out the whole house’s colour scheme then go for it. It does look like an awesome change to make, but I do like how the white makes the hallway look larger, whereas the black doesn’t. 

    Post # 6
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think both would look good, it just depends on what kind of feel you are going for. To me, black looks more stream lined and modern, and dark brown would have a more warm, cozy, feel, and would lend itself better to more rustic or eclectic decor. I think it just depends on your style and your furniture.

    Post # 7
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    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t like it in those pictures- it looks too harsh and stark. But I do like dark WOOD doors- they look rich and classy.  

    I don’t know about brown paint- I’ve never seen that look really good, but I do agree with PP that black is harsh.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    4059 posts
    Honey bee

    @cupcakebride2013:  I think it really depends on the size of your hallways/area between rooms and the natural lighting of the home. If you have a dark setting and not a lot of space, then dark doors will make the space feel smaller/cramped and darker. 

    I am not opposed to the idea, but I think the specifics of the home would influence my decision.

    Post # 9
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    2543 posts
    Sugar bee

    Love it!! I have similar pictures pinned on Pintrest.

    Post # 10
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    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I dont mind the black doors at all.

    If you dont want it looking sterile why dont you paint a color on your wall instead of keeping it neutral?

    Post # 11
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    5425 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I saw a similar pin and found it interesting.  I think painting the doors would definitely spruce it up a bit.  But because its so taste specific I would be worried about turning off potential buyers in the resale aspect.  I know its just paint, but it changes the whole look.

    Post # 13
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    Mocha to match the kitchen

    Post # 14
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    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @cupcakebride2013:  another idea is to paint just the squares within the door. Either the same color as the wall or a darker shade of the wall color. It will look modern and geometric and I think less shocking in contrast but more interesting.

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/135222/Brian-Patrick-Flynn-spaces-other-metro

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/1113228/Steven-Gambrel-Time-and-Place-eclectic-entry-new-york

    <div><a href=’http://www.houzz.com/photos/135222/Brian-Patrick-Flynn—other-metro’><img src=’http://st.houzz.com/simgs/2491b3540d6e3896_3-8038/home-design.jpg’ border=0 width=’214′ height=’320′ /></a></div><div style=’color:#444;’><small><a style=’text-decoration:none;color:#444;’ href=’http://www.houzz.com/photos’>Spaces</a> by <a style=’text-decoration:none;color:#444;’ href=’http://www.houzz.com/professionals/interior-designer/atlanta’>Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators</a> <a style=’text-decoration:none;color:#444;’ href=’http://www.houzz.com/pro/decordemon/decordemon’>decordemon</a></small></div>

    Post # 15
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    5757 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think you need to live with what you have for awhile, and then decide to change them (or not). You should also be aware at how difficult it will be as well as time consuming to change them back if you decide you hate them. It will take at least 2 coats of priming (with sanding in between) and probably two coats of paint on top of that to make them white again.

    Post # 16
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    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    i love the black door look i thought of doing something similar but we have really nice doors so i may not paint them for a while 

    ETA: i think black is very contemporary, if thats what youre looking for, i definitely wouldnt call it gloomy though

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