Post # 1
So my FI and I JUST closed on our house today (yay! **happy dance**). Well, I know the norm is to have your interior doors white. To be completely honest I hate it, I feel like it’s too sterile. Possibly weird I know, I found an idea on pinterest with dark/black interior doors and fell in love. My FI is still on the fence about it.
But I was wondering what you ladies thought
Here is a picture of black interior doors. We’re pretty nutural in color schemes. For example our kitchen is going to be a mocha color and our family room/living room is going to be a grey/slate kind of color. We would be keeping a white trim as well.
Sorry ladies if the photo is super big
Post # 3
Liking the black. Have dark brown in my house and don’t like it, but I love black.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
@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
Love it!! I have similar pictures pinned on Pintrest.
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
Thanks ladies for all your opinions. Our house is pretty modern, except for paint color. I think we could easily pull off the black doors or even a dark chocolate door.
@ThreeMeers: FI and I aren’t big into colorful rooms. However he is trying to get us to paint the bedroom a burnt orange kinda color. . . I haven’t decided if I like it or not for a wall color. Love the color in general, but in the bedroom I’m not sure.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
Mocha to match the kitchen
Post # 14
@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.
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Post # 15
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
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