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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Black Painted Doors

I've been wanting to paint some of my interior doors.  I especially love the way French Doors look with black.  I'm building a case for my husband, as to why I think it's a good idea.  I've been looking through websites and blogs to show how good it would look in our home.  I think that once he sees my pictures, he might just agree.

These plain white doors are mine.  They're nice (could use a good cleaning, now that I'm looking at them through a picture), but they don't "Pop".


These are the doors that I would like to paint black.  Below, are my inspiration pictures.

I found this one on Just Beachy.  It's not a very clear shot of the door, but I hope you get what I'm talking about.

I just love this look from The Yellow Cape Cod.

Of course, one of my favorites, My Sweet Savannah.  This one was shown on HGTV's Rate My Space.

What Is Black & White & Striped all over? , This was your typical boring hallway before. In one afternoon and armed with 3 cans of paint I transformed it into something a bit more out of the ordinary! Now the space seems more open and airy yes even with black doors! The paint is jet black and the stripes are Ralph Lauren Roadster white and Behr Brown Teepee! Thanks for looking!, Bedrooms Design

These French Doors were nicely done.  I found this one also on HGTV's Rate My Space.
Glamour in the Kitchen, Black mirror backsplash and white painted cabinetry add a touch of glamour to a typical farm table in this family kitchen., We painted the french doors a chocolate black to give some weight to the left side of the kitchen. The charcoal mirrored backspash is unexpected with the cream painted cabinets.   , Kitchens Design

This one is also nicely done.

Two more really cool ones are from Arch Digest, Stephen Knollenberg.

So, what do you think about black doors?  Do you like them?


  1. I think it will look great Lilli! you should do it!

  2. Hi,just became your follower.Please pop over and visit me soon..

  3. Thanks, Tara! I will definitely pop over to your blog... in fact, I just became a follower. Great to meet you!

  4. thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.
    i've noticed that or name is Cruz. is that portuguese or spanish?!
    black doors! i'm not a great fun although they do give a chic look to the space. being honest, i would be very careful. black is a very strong colour and can be to much if you do not tone it down with curtains or wall colour or accessories. i have an almost black (extremely dark blue) in my living room because i used to make a light effect. It worked gorgeously!
    if i were you i would paint only one, for a start, in a confined space or a space where you have only one door; just to see how it works and if it doesn't narrow the space to much!
    hope i was of any help and do pop up at my place if you want or leave a comment there!
    happy sunday!

  5. no posts i suppose you're painting!!!
    hope everything is ok Lilian!