Last Updated on February 26, 2013 by Kristi Linauer
We’ve all seen the gorgeous front doors that are painted turquoise, or yellow, or bright green, or even orange on the outside to give a fun jolt of color to a front porch. But what about interior doors? It seems that we’re a little more apprehensive to paint our interior doors in anything but white. Even a gorgeous, classic black seems a bit of a stretch for most of us.
Well, the interior side of my front door was in need of some attention. For the last two years, it’s been dressed in nothing but a coat of primer. And because of its dull flat finish, primer gets dirty quite easily. Yep, something needed to be done, but I just couldn’t bring myself to paint it white. But could I really make the leap to a bold, bright, colorful door?
I turned to the world wide web for some inspiration.
via A Design Story
via David D. Harlan Architects
via Lucas Allen
via Hooked On Houses
via Hooked On Houses
So what say you? Could you go bold on your interior doors? Could you throw caution to the wind and say goodbye to white doors?
I can. I did. I’ll show you how it turned out this afternoon.
(By the way, I had fully intended to show you my newly painted front door this morning, but just as I was finishing up the painting last night, I had a little electrical snafu that caused me to lose electricity in my breakfast area and kitchen. So instead of finishing my front door, I had to turn my attention to installing a new electrical outlet. Don’t you just hate it when you’re on a roll, and then something like that happens?! Oh well. That’s life. Now I’m off to finish up my door!)
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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LaurieAugust 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm
The interior of my front door and garage door are painted red- I love them. It adds such an unexpected pop of color- Looking forward to seeing yours.
CA_PowellAugust 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Oh poop! I stopped what I was doing to read through your door post 'cause I was so excited to see your new door! So sorry you've had this problem, both because these things are so frustrating, but also because I'm dying to see your new door!
Will check back this afternoon. Good luck with your electrical issues!
Maury KilgoAugust 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm
LOVE the pale yellow and the blue. I've been thinking about painting my interior entry door black and maybe my mudroom door, except that the mudroom has 3 interior doors and I think that might be too much. But definitely the entry…
BeckmoyerAugust 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm
love all these doors. The common theme – clean white/neutral walls in the room! I need to get some neutral paint before I go crazy with the doors!
Freestyle MotherhoodAugust 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm
Painting the inside and outside of my front door a really vibrant teal color is the only thing I seem to have gotten done in my new house! My entry was way to pale and bland and since I was painting the outside, I painted it all. I LOVE it. Best yours looks awesome too. (My pictures are here (http://freestylehousing.blogspot.com/2011/01/six-months-later-progress.html) on my sad excuse for a blog.)
Leslie CAugust 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Oh, I like what I see. Definitely not first on my list, but I think this project may actually Make the list!!!!!
I am still a little behind and am not really into the retro look, nor do I think it fits the period of my house, but I could definitely go for a red!!!!
Ashley @ Design Build LoveAugust 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm
LOVE colorful doors!!!
A Creative SpiritAugust 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm
UH OH on the electrical issue. I LOVE the idea of different colors on interior doors. BUT…. have I been that brave???? Not yet…. but thinking I could do it on just the front door.
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Joseph FrancisSeptember 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Thanks for sharing this post. That door is fabulous! Was it custom made? Happy to have found your blog. Nice post..