Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Painted Interior Doors

I have been toying with the idea of painting the interior doors a color instead of white to match the trim.  The interior doors on the main floor are fir with a red/orange finish.  Initially, I planned on painting them white.  However, after looking at the build up of grime on the doors, I am starting to reconsider that idea.  I am worried that white doors might be super high maintenance and require constant cleaning and touch up.  I was then leaning towards staining them a darker color, which I think would provide some nice contrast.  However, the doors are fir (a type of pine) and they typically don't take dark stain well.  Then, I had a light bulb moment - I could paint the doors a color other than white.  Hmmm... so I took to Pinterest and found some inspiration.

I am unsure on what color I would go with.  Something midtone and in the green-grey family I am thinking.  Here are a few options (all by Benjamin Moore):

Healing Aloe
Gray Horse
Sea Haze
Carolina Gull

I am still on the fence, but I think that it could be really interesting...  I feel like it I paint the doors, I have to paint all of them (at least all of the doors on each floor) but maybe that's my OCD tendencies talking.



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