Paint It Black: Inspiration and Tips for Bold Interior Doors
It's 2016; out with the old, in with the bold. For the past few years, designers have been upping the trim and molding game with coats of bold, black paint. Now, black interior doors are having a moment. The deep saturation of the color enhances portals that range from basic builder grade to architectural beauties, so this is a trend we're fully embracing! Here are some tips on how to do black doors in your own home.
Go for Gloss
If your room doesn't get much light, opt for a high-gloss or semi-gloss paint finish for your black door. The sheen will reflect what light is in the space, making it seem brighter. A glossy finish pairs well with metallic furnishings and accents.
Conversely, if your room is white or draws a lot of light, a matte finish is a better option. Matte black also provides an earthier vibe so it matches up well with wood paneling.
If you're looking to make a statement with a black door rather than a STATEMENT, bring in black-and-white accents to balance the color throughout the room.
Reach New Heights
Another way to balance a black door is to paint the ceiling or remaining trim, too. This technique works well in small spaces with crisp, white walls.
La Porte Noire
French doors are a great place to start with a coat of black paint. The color creates contrast around the window panes, highlighting the architectural beauty of this style.