There are two things that I’m obsessed with when it comes to home design and of course, you guys already know I have a thing about paint colors. My other obsession is interior doors. Combine the two and I’m in design heaven! Today I wanted to merge my two dream worlds and share some of the prettiest interior door paint colors to inspire you to see the possibilities.
Over the last couple of years, veering off the traditional all white track and painting interior doors a non-white color has really surged. I know many of you have started doing it and love it but for the rest of you, let me just tempt you to dip your toes in the waters and see the pretty possibilities. (If I can confirm paint color, I have listed it below the image).
If you’re not quite ready to do a bold color or a dark black, a nice (and safe) compromise is gray. Just look at how amazing these gray doors look.
Benjamin Moore Granite via Sherry Hart Designs
Benjamin Moore Cape May Cobblestone via Kate Marker Interiors
You’ll also notice that you do not have to paint your trim the same color as the door. In fact, the white trim mixed with a different door color works and is beautiful!
BEHR Classic Gray via Monika Hibbs
via Coats Homes
If you’re not ready to paint your interior doors a different color, you can test the waters by painting the interior side of your front door just to see what you think.
Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal via The Inspired Room
If you have sliding doors in your home, they too look amazing in gray!
Benjamin Moore Classic French Gray via CVI Design
Almost black doors look so amazing and the trick is the “almost” black part. True black is very strong and can be harsh and while there are some circumstances and homes that a true black looks fabulous on interior doors, I always try and steer my paint clients away from a true black. Just by taking the edge off the black by choosing an almost black with a gray or brown undertone makes all the difference because the black is softened and diffused.
Here are some pretty almost black interior door colors.
Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron via Timeless Paper
Benjamin Moore Dragons Breath via Maple Leaves Sycamore Trees
Sherwin-Williams Black Fox via Honey We’re Home
If I can’t talk you out of doing an almost black, choose a black that at least has a neutral/gray undertone, which will help diffuse and soften.
Benjamin Moore Black Onyx via Urrutia Design
I know blue sounds a little more daring for interior doors but stick with me here because the right shade a blue can look amazing and neutral.
Brittany from Addison’s Wonderland recently painted all of her interior doors a mix of 50% Sherwin-Williams Stardew and 50% Sherwin-Williams Uncertain Gray. The color turned out absolutely stunning!
Sherwin-Williams Stardew/Uncertain Gray Mix via Addison’s Wonderland
Some other pretty blues to consider.
Benjamin Moore Boca Raton Blue via Hardrock Construction
If you have sliding barn doors or French doors in your home, you can add some drama by painting them a pretty blue.
Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue via Mahshie Homes
Here are all the colors together plus a few more:
- Decorator’s White Benjamin Moore
- Eider White Sherwin-Williams
- Classic Gray BEHR
- Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore
- Boca Raton Blue Benjamin Moore
- Gunmetal Benjamin Moore
- Cape May Cobblestone Benjamin Moore
- Granite Benjamin Moore
- Kendall Charcoal Benjamin Moore
- Black Fox Sherwin-Williams
- Wrought Iron Benjamin Moore
- Onyx Benjamin Moore
Lots of great colors here to put on your radar! Hopefully I have convinced you to dip your toes in the colorful water! Maybe? There is no rule that says that you have to paint all your doors in your home the same color. Maybe start with your master bedroom and paint closet/bathroom doors to see if you like it? I always tell my clients, it’s only paint! If you hate it, you can always change it. Geez… I’m really pushy today, lol! You know I just want to you smile when you see the pretty colors in your home! 😉
By the way, if you’re interested in popular (and gorgeous) front door paint colors, you can find lots of inspiration by clicking on the image below.
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Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Hi, in your article you state there is no rule all doors must match. My front door, which is a rich mohagany door, opens up to 2 sets of doors on either side of the hallway. Would it look astecally pleasing to keep my front door as is, and paint the rest of my interior doors one of the shades of grey you recommended? Thanks so much
Absolutely! Gray would be a perfect compliment to your dark wood door! 🙂
Hi , My living room dining and hall is straw color like a golden yellow, brick fireplace.
What would be the best color for int doors
Hi Cindy, we painted our interior basement doors Teal. I looks great and brightens things up! But Im not sure if the “jack n jill” washroom door inside the bedroom should have also been painted teal or if we should have painted it wall color.
Note that the bedroom entrance doors are double doors.
I would appreciate your expert opinion and I would be happy to send pics.
I also wanted to note that the jack n jill door bathroom door is the same style as the double double doors entry.
Ps sorry for spelling your name wrong :/
Very timely article! I’m planning to paint my interior windows black and was looking for black that isn’t deep and dark. I painted one using BM Wrought Iron, but it shows as gray in my kitchen so I need a deeper black, off to the store. Thanks again!
Virginia Knibb says
Could you run by here and demonstrate exactly what you mean about painting these inside doors. Probably a couple of demos would be enough for me to catch on to the idea. LOL Virginia
sherry hart says
Thanks for including my house:)
It’s so amazing Sherry! That door color is everything along with everything else! Big hugs friend! xo
Oh no, you’re missing the paint brand and colour for the very last pic from Centsational Girl!
What finish of paint do you recommend?
I always recommend a matte finish. If you’re using oil-based, it would be satin. 🙂
Another excellent post on paint! Thank you, Tanya
Love your blog and I’m a fellow paint enthusiast myself! I haven’t ventured into painting doors anything other than the standard white. Do you have a recommendation as to the sheen of paint to use on a door?
Carolyn Stambaugh says
Help! Am painting all my indoor doors. Downstairs the walls are SW blonde and Jersey Creme. The door colors are SW sea salt. Upstairs I am painting the walls sea salt and the doors will be Oyster Bay (SW). I have had a lot of advice on painting the door facings or not painting the door facings. What is your opinion, PLEASE!!
Wood work is white throughout.
Catherine McCray says
I have painted my interior doors Sherwin Williams Anonymous and love the results.
My hallway is an olive greenish color and right now the bedroom doors facing hallway are white. I would like to paint them a different colour. What would you recommend? Thanks
What color is that beautiful front door with the brick around it. Exterior door ?
Any experience with painted doors and wood trim?
Debora A Clark says
Having hard time trying to decide what color to paint my interior, pine doors. This is a Log-Home.
So do I keep them natural and use stain and or clear finish. It is an open concept, so I can see front door (which
is navy colored steel door). We’ve been here for over a year and the doors are not finished. Any help would be
welcomed. Thanks, Deb
my walls are wood like a log cabin..i painted the interior door white and it pulls your attention to it..and it is not a pretty door…am thinking about blue…any suggestions?
new construction and want to know if dirt stains are more visible in white or dark color doors, should I pick a color for interior doors other than plain white? Which are low maintenance/upkeep and still have a clean look? I want light in my home and I’m picking dark hardwood floors due to less dog hair visibility. Please help!
Anne A Weiss says
Hello I am trying to minimize the appearance of an awkwardly placed and seldom-used door out of my dining room. The DR will be painted Colonnade by Sherwin Williams and the trim is White Dove. I am wondering about painting the door the wall color, or painting the door and trim something else, or some other idea. The adjacent room will be Egret White.
I CAN’T DECIDE IF I WANT TO PAINT THE DOORS DARKER THAN THE TRIM. OUR NEW HOME WILL HAVE ALOT OF GREENISH TAUPE/( TONY TAUPE)ALEXANDRIA BEIGE AND ACCESSIBLE GRAY. WHAT COLOR DOOR MIGHT LOOK GOOD WITH THESE COLORS?
Great inspiring photos! If I have already painted the interior of my front door a dark gray, should I paint the rest of the interior doors gray also? I have a door in my kitchen that leads to the garage that I want to start with. Having trouble deciding if it should match. It’s not a big house, so you can see the doors from many places. Thanks for the advice.
I would recommend keeping all your interior doors the same colors. It just looks so good and cohesive, especially if you can see multiple doors from one spot. I hope that helps!
All the doors in the hallway are wooden and varnished, and currently, inside my room the interior side of the wooden door is painted a horrendous blue. Do you think I could paint this door white on the interior, or do you reckon a different color? Would it still look good if both sides of the same door are different colors? I’m having a crisis right now, haha. Any help would be appreciated, thank you:)