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Why I Painted My Doors Black (And You Should Too!)

July 8, 2014

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Have you ever had one of those ideas that everyone else thought was crazy? You know, something like –

“I’m gonna paint the dresser bright yellow and put it into the living room”

“Can I paint the office ‘Teal’?”

“I’m making felt taxidermy heads for the nursery

“I think I’m going to paint a herringbone pattern on the living room wall”

Happens to me all the time. I spend a lot of time reassuring people, “Just wait until you see it. It’s gonna be amazing!” Bless my husband . . . he’s learned not to ask questions and just go with it. Most other people look at me like I have 4 heads. So when I announced that I was painting all our interior doors black, hubby just said, “OK.” Meanwhile, my dad asked if I was going goth. I assured him that I was not and to “Just wait until you see it. It’s gonna be amazing!” And it is.

I love the way the white trim and the silver hardware pop off the dark color. I feel like it makes it look a little more high-end and less builder grade.

I love how it looks! Even my dad admitted that it not only doesn’t look goth, but that it looks really good (he always admits that in the end . . . don’t know why he even questions me anymore)!

What do you think? Are black doors a Do or a Don’t?


  • Laura

    July 8, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Love!!! My house in Michigan had a lot of matte black.

    I agree, it looks high end!!! Love!

    1. Jenny

      July 8, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      Thanks Laura!

  • beinghomedecor

    July 11, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    They look great! 🙂 They add a classy and dramatic feel to the room.

    1. Jenny

      July 12, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      Thanks! I think so too! 🙂

  • Kim

    August 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I’m dying to try it with mine!!

    1. Jenny

      August 3, 2014 at 5:10 AM

      Do it! I waited a long time to paint mine, and I wish I would have done it sooner! Looks amazing!

  • Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

    August 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Yes, yes, yes!! You can never go wrong with black doors! The look fabulous. Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

  • SB

    January 18, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    hi, what color and brand and finish did you use?

    1. Jenny

      February 28, 2016 at 7:18 PM

      Hi! I used Behr Ultra in a Satin finish. The color is Martha Stewart’s “Silhouette”

      1. mary

        June 14, 2016 at 5:58 AM

        Whats the name of the mint/seafoam color u have?.looks beautiful with the dark doors!!!!

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