11 good reasons why to paint your doors in black
Posted on July 23, 2014
Very interesting article we found on Houzz that we decide to share with our readers.
Thanks to this very creative architect we get 11 reasons why to paint door in black. So here they are:
1. They’re classy. OK, let’s state the obvious right from the start: Black doors are elegant. A white door would have looked charming and cottage-y in this entry hall. But splash on a bit of ebony paint, and you have instant, drop-dead sophistication.
I love the way the black door is framed by the black walls in the foreground. Which leads me to reason No. 2 …
2. They’re wonderful at picking up other black accents in the room. If you’ve got black elsewhere in the room, a black door will repeat the color and make the space feel more cohesive.
I love the way the black door echoes the color of the bed frame in this room, giving the space a rich, masculine feeling.
Notice how in all these examples, the door casing was left white.
3. They’re good at making things disappear. Got a door you want to downplay? Black is great at disguising shortcomings (like a large slab door, if that’s not your style) so you don’t notice them.
Use a satin finish for minimal sheen. Or go for broke and apply a clear polyurethane topcoat for maximum shine and protection.