Why Paint Your Doors A Different Color?



The color of the doors around your house represent the use of the rooms they belong to. As for your front door, it represents the kind of people living in the house. Colors as seen on walls in rooms also determine how big or small the room will look like. The same goes for doors, especially the front door, as is with other openings. It may not spell out words like you have on a sign telling you what kind of business it is, but it still illustrates the kind of home. Why are door locks categorized with different model numbers? They represent different functions and uses for different types of doors. Paint can function the same way.

The color of the door leaf and the trim may match, but it’s good to experiment with various paints to see how they blend in with the rooms, neighboring rooms and the furniture in those rooms. Just like the color of other features in the rooms, door color feature can be picked up by the furniture color in the rooms as well.

Normally the wall colors regulate the door colors. But you want to avoid too much contrasting color, as that would place the house’s color scheme out of order. Having similar adjacent colors would make the rooms throughout the house boring also. A good secret is to use an off color than can be distinguished from the surrounding colors. Try not to go too far by painting in opposite colors. You want to view the section in question as a whole instead of an unusual color that doesn’t fit the general scheme.

Since door types and colors can be manipulated more easily with more permanent house features (walls, landscaping, roof, etc.), it’s best to test their fittings with the exterior make of the house as well. The exterior door is the biggest focus when your guests view your house. Chances are the roof color will contrast with the wall finish. As a result what you color or finish with your entrance door will have an impact on the rest of your house’s exterior. Having your door correspond with the roof color can identify your house with good taste.

To summarize, having doors stand out and about with the right colors can give you the mobile feeling about the house, instead of the enclosed and the “endless corridor” feeling, which is what the house interior would look visually.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 19th, 2012

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