Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Black Painted Doors

Back in April I wrote a post about updating the doors in our new house. Over the summer I was hoping to replace all the door knobs and paint all the interior doors black. Well, here it is almost September and that still hasn't happened. There's still too much to do and I'm just not ready to replace all the door knobs quite yet--but yesterday I did paint two yellow doors in the den that were driving me crazy. 

Was it scary painting doors black? Oh yeah. All our other houses had white doors, but since these were flat and boring, I thought the black paint would make them look much richer and chicer. I think it does.

Here is how they looked painted yellow by the previous home owner...I painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray in January but these darn doors have been staring at me all spring and summer.

Ideally, all the hardware should first be removed, then painted, and then installed with the new hinges and door levers. But this was a spur of the moment thing--I just wanted to get rid of that bad yellow.
We'll be replacing that old door knob so it was okay if I got some black paint on it.

We did install one new door lever for the powder room--I love how it looks so modern against the semi gloss black paint...
It's much improved but I'm not sure if they'll stay black or get painted the same gray as the trim color...what do you think?


  1. Rita...I am very fan of dark colors and especially of black. This is my favorite color. You know I also painted my doors with this black color and this color really provide a great finishing touch.

  2. This looks lovely, Rita. We have painted our interior doors black in two of our 10 homes, and really love the look. The transformation from yellow to black in your post is really amazing. I'm always impressed by how much paint can change a room (and we've painted MANY rooms)!

    1. Thank you--I always say paint is magic and this proves it!

  3. What a makeover, this black color is also going well with your wall color.I really love it the way it turned out ..Thanks for the inspiration. I think I can actually do the doors in my house now!

  4. Black is so much better than the yellow, though not sure I really like it. It draws the eye to the doors, which is not what I'd want. Think I would paint the doors the same colour as the trim. Just my two cents.
    Regardless, your home is beautiful!

  5. Though the both color are quite good but I would go for the black that It can be kept clean for a long time instead of any light colors. because is door is touched most number of times with the hands sometime not clean and hence this require the most cleansing. So choosing a good color for your door is always good.

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