How are you spending Labor Day 2011? I'm spending part of it reflecting on the decision to go black on the interior doors of my new home. And I couldn't be happier with the choice.
What were plain, white doors have been transformed into pieces of art. Strategically hung throughout the house. In a way that punctuates the walls without overempowering them.
I first saw this while visiting friends. When I entered their house I was immediately intrigued. Admittedly, it took a moment to sink in. And once it did I was hooked.
This is nothing new. But not entirely common. Yet. Googling black doors will yield plenty of examples online.
Here's my contribution to the trend.
Want to transform ordinary doors? Go black. I did.
Tell me what you think! And have a safe, happy holiday with family and friends.
Consider: Finish -- I recommend glossy. Here, I used high gloss enamel black interior/exterior paint by Valspar. Black can have a tunnel effect. A flat finish on the doors would cause them to disappear into the wall. Versus standing out with emphasis.