I’m not sure if you guys have noticed but in the last year, there has been an interior door revolution going on. Interior door colors and styles are no longer your basic white doors with traditional raised panels. We’re seeing doors become statements and focal points in spaces more than ever and I am in love with the look! If you need help choosing interior door styles and colors, today’s post will for sure inspire you!
I wanted to share some great door colors/styles that I saw when I was in Salt Lake for the Parade of Homes. If you missed my recap of the SLC Parade of Homes, you can see it here.
The great news is that interior doors are a fairly inexpensive way to instantly update a space/home. Almost every new home that I toured a couple weeks ago in Salt Lake had gorgeous statement interior doors. Most of these spaces had neutral/white walls, so the colorfully painted doors really stood out and looked amazing.
I am about to replace all the doors throughout my home, so it was so helpful for me to see all of the styles and design ideas.
Before I jump into all the images, I wanted to share this door style cheat sheet that I found on Pinterest. It’s a great resource if you’re considering new doors for your home. Lots of beautiful possibilities!
I wasn’t able to get all the door paint colors in my images below. If I was able to get the info, it will be listed.
One of the first homes that I toured had these beautiful simple modern doors. I’m not sure what the technical name is but I’m calling them modern shaker style. I loved the clean modern lines and I especially love that they painted them in a rich color. The color is Sherwin Williams Dovetail.
I loved the double doors at the end of the hallway. Notice that the walls are white and the doors are the focal point. So beautiful!
I also noticed that many of the homes used more modern squared door hardware, which I loved. It’s a great updated combination!
Even if you have traditional doors, just painting them a beautiful neutral color will instantly update them!
I wasn’t able to confirm the door color with the builder David Weekly Homes but the color is VERY close to Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.
I also saw a lot of doors painted rich dark colors like dark gray/browns and almost blacks. Almost blacks that have a gray undertone are a great alternative to traditional black. The gray in the undertone diffuses the bold black into a calmer/subtle black like these doors painted with Sherwin Williams Black Magic in home #13 built by JCraft Homes.
I loved the dark brown gray rich color on the doors in home #11 built by Hardrock Homes. The color is listed as Kwal paint in the color Brainchild. Kwal is a specialty paint owned by Sherwin Williams. By the way, this color is almost identical to Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal.
By the way, I also saw a lot of these five/six panel type doors and love the look. Another updated door style to consider!
I especially loved the interior front door in the Silverhawk Enterprises home that was painted with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. A navy is a great color to consider if you’re not into gray, black or white interior doors.
Also in the Silverhawk home, they really mixed up door styles and colors throughout the home and it looked so amazing!
I especially love this barn door going into the laundry/craft room. I wasn’t able to confirm color but I think it’s Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray.
I loved the door styles on the 2nd floor of this home and the color is Benjamin Moore Super white.
So as you can see, so many designers and builders are really using doors as focal points for rich colors and updated door styles. So many possibilities! Which style is your favorite?
If you want to look through all the different types of door styles, I found this site here for ordering doors that’s another great resource for seeing what’s out there in styles.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Dorothy Lee says
This is a really helpful, great article. Thank you for your professional presentation. My husband and I renovate homes in a small college town and it’s my job to design the interiors. Doors are always on my list.
What paint finish is used on the doors? Sorry if you listed the info and I missed it.
I really like the idea of painting walls a pretty white and painting the doors a color. If you change your mind on color, could paint a door much faster than walls, right? I am interested in the most popular flooring you saw. Was it hardwood and tile mostly? I would love you to blog about the flooring if you have enough pics to do so. We will soon be putting in new flooring and I am so confused as to what I want. Thanks for sharing all this great info.
Hi Debbie! Yes! I got lots of flooring pics and was lucky to get the spec sheets from the builders as well! So I have all of the types/brands and lots of pictures to share with you guys. I was just thinking about what I should post next and you just answered my question! LOL! By the way, I mainly saw tile wood finish planks and engineered. Just one or two had hardwoods. 🙂
As always, a great informative post! I am obsessed with painted doors on blogs and Pinterest, but haven’t taken the leap. I painted my bedroom Repose Gray and have had it in my head that my closet door would look great in Black Fox since it goes with Repose Gray, gives you that black-ish look, but isn’t a true black so maybe not as stark as black would be. Do you have any thoughts? I love the dovetail door…maybe going one up would be better.
Thanks so much,
PS I still read your blog, I am just crazy busy with work, so I don’t post as much as I would like (I have to scroll quickly through). Just wanted you to know people are reading even when not posting!
Just had my front interior door painted with SW Rock Bottom and really love it. My walls were already Conservative Gray and I asked the painters to give the other interior doors a fresh coat of white paint. I think I’m going to ask them to repaint those interior doors with SW Magnetic Gray.
Laura Graham says
I love your posts, especially this one on painted doors! My home is filled with warm earthy tones, not grays. Any suggestions around neutral door colors that are not in the gray tones?
Hi. We are finishing our basement and this post inspired me to paint the many doors dark gray (a dark driftwood) and the trim Decorators White bc there is some natural light but not much. I’m wondering what white wall paint would go with this scheme. The floors are also a light driftwood gray color.
I’m so glad to hear you were inspired Stacy by my post! You know, I think in a basement with limited natural light, I would point you actually to Decorator’s White, which will brighten the space. I know that you have it on your trim already and that’s ok because your trim is painted with trim paint, which is different than wall paint so you would have contrast. If you want to lighten and brighten the space, I would for sure do Decorator’s White. If you want a small amount of warmth in your white, I would point you to BM Simply White. Hope that helps! Keep me posted! 🙂
Thank you! I’ll send a pic when it is done. I love your blog and have recommended it to my friends. I never heard of the The Parade of Home until I saw your posts. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hi , fab blog, but I was really interested in the paint texture that has been used on these doors , e.g. Eggshell,chalk paint, etc as it looks fabulous and I would just like to get it right ,thanks.
Thanks so much Debby! Most of the doors you see in the post are painted with trim/door paint in a matte finish. The trend right now is not glossy or even semi-gloss. They are all matte and some paint lines call it satin. It’s the mattest finish the paint brand offers. Also, most of these paints are probably water-based enamel for durability. I hope that helps and thank you for your note! 🙂
With my walls a flat texture I used a glossy paint for all interior doors. The color is Sherwin Williams Anonymous. I am very happy with the results as it was a complete gamble.
Cheryl Certain says
Great timely information! I’ve been considering replacing my interior doors as well. I like the modern shaker as my home update is moving to a modern/transitional style. It’s also helpful to see how they are updating the molding around the doors.
Do you happen to know what the flooring is (both carpet and hardwood) in the J Craft home that has the door painted in SW black magic?