Designer Secret for Instant Sophistication!

Do you want to know one thing you can do to make your home instantly more sophisticated?  It’s so simple, you won’t believe it.

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Did you guess?  Paint your interior doors black.  I’m not talking all the trim – although that can be ultra chic, too.  Just the doors.

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Even cheap or imperfect doors look  so elegant with a coat of black paint.

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I’m telling you, it can work with just about any color scheme.  Instant upgrade!

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Even more elegant when the room has a few other black accents, like this fabulous lantern light fixture.

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kelly
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Hi Kristie, I love this post, great pics! We have no black in our home but lots of brown, do you think painting the doors a rich chocolate brown would have a similar effect?

Coley
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interesting! Never really thought of that before. I’m guessing you would take the sheen into account as well. All of the phots seem like they are gloss or semi-gloss

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home
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Kristie, I was first introduced to the idea of painting interior doors black several years ago via an issue of House and Home. As you said, it adds instant sophistication. Your examples are simply beautiful!

Sheila Zeller
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I love black doors – inside and out! Definitely at the top of my favourites list 🙂

Stacy Naquin
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Great post! Love all the pictures too!
Stacy Naquin

Linda
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Linda

Ow la la…LOVE black doors..great post and great pics!

Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co
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oh how I LOVE black doors!!! Still don’t know that I’m adventurous enough to try it, but I am definitely pondering which door to attempt the look with!

Cherry
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Cherry

Absolutely love this stunning idea. My white kitchen pantry door is always in use & in need of cleaning. I’m so anxious to paint it a hi-gloss black. Thank you

karen@strictlysimplestyle
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I recently had an interior designer give me some ideas for my entry and that was the first suggestion she had.

Radhika
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That is a nice tip.

camilla
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camilla

i love this house. the style reminds me the italian luxury brand Sige Gold..Do you know?

Kelly
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I have been seeing black interior doors more and more. They do make the room so sophisticated! Great pictures, great post!

Deanne
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Deanne

I absooutely love the black doors and am ready to dive in! However, I am getting some flack from others so I want to make sure I do it right. You said it works well with most colors. Can you give me some examples where it might not look as good? Thanks so much!

Missy
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Missy

Thanks Kristie – great pictures – I love black doors and searching the internet for ideas.s I have black ebony stained hardwood floors – do you think it matters? Do you think I need to be worried about “matching” or do you have a go-to color for black doors??

Thanks.

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Mary Davis
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Mary Davis

Hi Kristie, Wounderful pcs. I have trouble find the right color black for my front door. I just painted my foyer in nimbus by BM which is a soft silvery gray color and stairs i stained in dark chocolate a mix of rosewood and esspresso stain. I have A contemporary chandelier in bronze the base and hnned glass, accent table in foyer has dark wood and also gold metal and centr glass, gold big round mirror. What I whould paint my front door? and inside has to be the same color or no necesarily/ inside I just painted turret stair… Read more »

Mary Davis
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Mary Davis

Kristie , I would love a something that looks more modern and sophis.
thank you!

Lizzie
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Lizzie

I love the idea of painting all the doors in our condo black. Our fireplace is black but there’s a green accent wall behind it. Is it ok to mix accent walls with black doors? I’m planning on also accenting our bedroom wall a calming blue. We have black appliances and some black furniture throughout the condo now (bedroom all black furniture with light sheets/duvet). What are your thoughts?

Traci
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Traci

We just upgraded all of our interior/exterior door hardware with oil rubbed bronze lever door handles and now my doors look even worse than before. We have flat hollow core interior doors and my husband is NOT excited about replacing them. It took him days to get our front door realigned when we replaced it. I was considering adding trim, because he’s willing to do that 🙂 But maybe just painting them black would do the trick. Are you suggesting painting all interior doors black or just accent doors?

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