A fresh coat of paint is a quick and inexpensive way to breathe new life into your home. But you don’t have to limit yourself to the walls — a lick of color on an archway, shelf, or door can infuse personality into your space in a single weekend. Take the below paint ideas for doors, for example. With a few coats of strategically-placed paint on interior doors and trim, you can add visual interest to a space and make your entryway, kitchen, or bedroom feel that much more personalized.
If you’re looking for a quick weekend project, kickstart your brainstorm with the below painted door ideas.
Add a Playful Pop of Color in a Kids’ Bedroom
The interior door of a kids’ bedroom or playroom is a perfect candidate for a coat of vibrant paint. Take notes from this example and consider our Baby Soft trim paint on the door for a warm touch, and leave the trim and surrounding walls a crisp white.(Photo: @undecorated_home)
Create Eye-Catching Contrast In an Entryway
This entryway is a hard-and-fast lesson in impactful painting. With a coat of our Blackest shade on the interior of a full-lite door, this DIYer managed to make an eye-catching design statement with minimal effort. The paint picks up on the dark shades in the table lamp, rug, and pendant light, and contrasts beautifully against the white paneled wall.
Add Personality to a Shared Living Space
While living rooms tend to favor palatable neturals, this space makes a case for going bold. The homeowner opted for our breezy Summer Fridayshade on her front door, and we love the personality-packed touch. Framed by neutrals like Fresh Kicks on the trim and Classic greige on the walls, it stands out in the best way.(Photo: @arrowsandbow)
Make a Subtle Statement With a Muted Shade
This front door in this vacation home is proof that you don’t have to go with a dark paint color to make a statement. The owner added a coat of our Dirty Martini shade to the interior door for a subtle pop, and it truly transforms the entryway. Paired with contrasting black hardware, a rattan roman shade, and crisp white walls, the pale olive paint makes just enough of a statement.(Photo: @fleamarketfab)
Go Retro With Monochrome Doors & TrimIf your home has unique, vintage details like arched diner-inspired doors, take notes from this interior designer and lean into the retro vibe. This painted front door idea opts for our soft Grayish shade on the entire surface and trim, creating a monochrome effect. It’s safe to say we’re obsessed.
Layer Colors For Visual Interest
In search of a quarantine project this past April, the interior of this door was painted in our Blackish shade — a deep, rich gray that’s a few shades lighter than a true black. Set against the ivory trim, blue-grey walls, and gold-tinged ceiling, she added effortless visual interest while sprucing up an otherwise plain-Jane entryway.(Photo: @thehomebodyhouse)
Create Depth With Tonal Whites
Minimalists can test the waters with paint play, too. Take this bathroom door, for example. Layered in our subtle Beigeing shade, the monochrome door and trim stand out ever so slightly against the flat white walls. It’s the perfect way to add visual complexity and depth throughout the home without veering into maximalist territory.
Keep it Understated With a “Barely There” Shade
If you’re not ready to commit to a bold color palette in your home, keep it understated with a muted color like Wing It. This homeowner opted for a “barely there” pink on the interior of her front door and it seamlessly blends in with the warm woods and vibrant greenery in her mid-century style home. It's proof that paint ideas for doors don't have to be big and bold to make an impact.
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