Dark floors require routine cleaning only because they show every piece of dust, but they are elegant with most decor and really stylish with modern. Planning colors for the rest of the room needs some idea — and the door shade can send a jarring message if it’s not carefully considered. Should you match the floors, ignore the floors, go one — or even 10 — shades lighter than the floors with door shade? Test-drive a few options to discover the very harmonious choice.
Both Sides Now
A interior door has two sides, so consider both the space and the hall floor when choosing a door shade. Designers will counsel you to paint the door and the trim in a room the identical color — a colour that flatters both the ground and the walls. But most doors are open more than they are closed. Hence the room side of this door is facing the wall, and the hallway side of this door becomes part of this room decor. When the ground is dark in the space and light at the hall or adjacent room — or vice versa — coordinate the door and trim colors to utilize both floors. A stained pewter door and trim at a dove-gray room with dark floors look sophisticated, and it’d be perfect if both sides of the door can be stained the exact same color.
A paneled door and trim which match the dark ground, whether it is stained, tiled or painted, is neat and conservative — but it’s a missed opportunity. Insert design and design to the room using a colorful inset to cover the panel and also be framed by the remaining portion of the door. Deep mahogany-colored plank floors, door and door frame are a rich surround for a lacquered oriental panel at a room with Asian decor. Ebony doors and floors shift from plain to styled using an Art Deco backdrop door panel. A good trompe l’oeil door which looks open to your formal library or the vista of a vineyard expands a room paved in dark stone or tile. A glossy lipstick-red door underscores the contemporary red “lips” sofa against a dark ground and gallery-white walls and trim.
Wood is warm, and also a darker wood floor is a mellow note in a space. Playing wood tones to the door will make a richly layered ambiance to complement traditional, rustic or minimalist decor. Go for a lighter wood trim around the windows and door and then match the door to the trim. Keep the space intensely stain and spare the door midway between the dark ground and light trim colors. Dark brown walnut floors, light oak medium and trim pecan doors draw attention to the beauty of this timber. Onyx stained floors with reddish mahogany wainscoting and cherry hardwood doors have been urbane with unbleached linen upholstery and ivory or linen walls. Just don’t use more than three wood tones at any room to avoid a chaotic as opposed to a calming vibe.
Doorway to Drama
The walls, floor, furnishings — even the ceiling — is midnight black. The matching door blends right in with the mysterious shadows and romantic absence of all color. But you don’t need to risk walking into the door or inhabiting a depressing landscape. So keep the door as dim as the ground, but add a theatrical pier glass, trendy light-gray bedding under a dark satin comforter, a mirrored or metallic door, several light sources — on nightstands, overhead and uplighting — to decide on a number of moods on your high-concept space. The hall aspect of the door could be white or any lighter shade which works with hall decor and brightens the bedroom from day when the door is open.