The design industry is seeing a trend as of late that includes showcasing interior doors, and I’m not mad about it. While it’s often common for doors to blend in with the walls and trim, they can also be an amazing way to add depth and dimension throughout a home.
We do it with our walls, so why not include interior doors in the mix? Here’s what you need to know when choosing colors for your interior doors.
You’re ready to see beyond the “white” interior door, but still want it to feel soothing and understated.
Add a calm and layered effect to your interior doors with these NEUTRAL color trends:
Baby Fawn Benjamin Moore OC-15
Its lightness coupled with warm undertones, keep it a versatile color choice throughout the seasons. There’s a softness and tranquility to Baby Fawn that will catch the eye but subtly, blend into the rest of the home.
Its lightness coupled with warm undertones, keep it a versatile color choice throughout the seasons. There’s a softness and tranquility to Baby Fawn that will catch the eye, but subtly blend into the rest of the home.
Boothbay Gray Benjamin Moore HC-165
A soothing gray but can read blue in certain light. When this color is paired with warm white walls and trim, there is a softening effect. This color also looks fabulous in a living room door, paired with brass hardware.
Evergreen Fog 9130 by Sherwin Williams
Given its calming hue, you could go with Evergreen Fog 9130 by Sherwin Williams, which also happens to be their 2022 Color of the Year. It’s a little more organic in nature, with a mix of green meets gray and a little touch of blue.
Bring a sophisticated and moody vibe to your home with these BOLD color choices:
Black Beauty Benjamin Moore 2128-10
This black is warm and rich, which serves as a strong pop of contrast throughout the home, but its brown undertones keep it from feeling too dark. Black windows have become a standard selection and including doors in the mix is a great way to compliment the palette within the rest of the home.
Mount Etna Sherwin Williams 7625
With the color green making a splash in 2022 with Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Pantone and Valspar, Mount Etna allows you to stay on-trend, but add an extra layer of richness.
Hematite by Behr N460-6
I love this color by Behr. It’s a charcoal grey that can lean towards green or brown as the light changes. Shown below on kitchen cabinets, you can easily visualize how Hematite would intensify your doors and hallways. Take it up a notch and paint the trim and baseboards as well to help carry the eye up.
BONUS: Add instant curb appeal and make a punchy statement upon entry. Opt to paint your front door one of these nature-inspired colors from Valspar’s picks for 2022.
Delight Moon 3005-6A or Lilac Lane 1002-4B
Whether you choose a soothing neutral, or up your contrast game, highlighting interior doors with paint colors will elevate your home instantly. It’s a fabulous way to expand spaces, complement other colors, and fill voided areas in the home.
You can start with a small commitment by testing out a color on the entry door to your office or laundry room. Once you experience the immediate sense of dimension, the rest of your doors will be standing out in no time.