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In recent years, there’s been a fun twist in home decor: moving away from the traditional white to embrace interior doors painted in a variety of colors. This trend offers an easy way to add color and character to any space, while being relatively easy and affordable to achieve.

With these colors no longer reserved for exterior doors, this opens up a whole new world of different colors that can be used to accent interior spaces!

Here are 15 sophisticated paint colors from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, that offer a chic alternative to traditional white doors:

1. Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron

a hallway with 3 doors painted Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron.

One of my favorite black paint colors, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron is deep and sophisticated. It is a nearly black shade that provides a striking contrast against white trim, perfect for a dramatic door choice.

2. Sherwin Williams Naval

A bedroom with closet doors painted Sherwin Williams Naval.

Sherwin Williams Naval is a bold navy blue that transforms a simple door into an elegant statement piece.

3. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

bedroom with a black iron bed and french doors painted Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal that lead to a balcony.

BM Kendal Charcoal is a warm and inviting dark gray. It adds cozy depth ideal for welcoming entrances or as a focal point in neutral-colored rooms.

4. Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

A hallway with doors painted Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black.

SW Tricorn Black is classic and timeless. It’s a pure, deep black offering bold color contrast in light-colored rooms.

5. Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth

A bedroom with light gray walls and closet and bathroom doors painted Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth.

BM Stone Hearth is warm and inviting. It’s a versatile, warm taupe, perfect for cozy and inviting interior doors.

6. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Kid's bedroom with double closet doors painted Sherwin WIlliams Agreeable Gray.

SW Agreeable Gray is a gentle gray with warm undertones, blending seamlessly with various interior styles.

7. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

sitting room with gray walls and benjamin moore revere pewter french doors.

Light and Airy – BM Revere Pewter is a light gray with warm undertones, offering a neutral backdrop that complements both modern and traditional decor.

8. Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

Hallway with a door painted Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige with black hardware.

Timeless and classic, SW Accessible Beige is a warm beige that provides a timeless elegance to any door, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the home.

9. Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

Large entryway with white walls, a wooden bench and a front door painted Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze on the interior side.

Bold and earthy, SW Urbane Bronze is a rich, earthy color that brings warmth and grounding, perfect for creating a focal point in a neutral-themed room. Its brown undertone makes it the perfect choice for a dark color that complements other warm colors, especially warm white paint colors.

10. Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray

A color drenched bedroom painted Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray.

If you’re looking for something a little different, then BM Boothbay Gray is a stunning choice that works with many color schemes. I personally love it in a room that’s color drenched (walls, trim and doors painted one color). It offers a moody gray-blue color that’s very calming and inviting.

11. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

large built in bedroom closet with doors painted Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

Modern and Chic – SW Repose Gray is a modern, neutral gray with warm undertones, perfect for creating a chic and contemporary look for interior doors.

12. Benjamin Moore Classic Gray

Kitchen pantry door and casing painted Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Understated and Timeless – BM Classic Gray is a pale, understated warm gray that exudes a timeless elegance, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a subtle yet sophisticated door color.

Making a Statement with Door Colors

From the boldest bright colors to the most serene neutral colors, these are not just door colors; they’re a statement of style and personality.

While vibrant colors can be exciting for a front door, when it comes to interior doors, neutrals, darker colors and shades of black are often more popular choices for their versatility and timeless appeal, creating a dramatic look.

Black Doors: A Bold Choice

Black doors are indeed a dramatic choice that may not be for everyone, as they can dramatically alter the feel of a space. While they offer a striking contrast and can amp up the wow factor, they are a bold decision that requires a bit of courage and commitment to deep, rich colors. However, if you are willing to embrace the drama and depth of black doors, you’ll find that they can add much character and a pop of color to your home in a fun way.

Black doors are best paired with white walls so that they become the focal point of the space.

bedroom with a greige paint door and light gray walls.

Classic and Timeless Neutrals

For those who prefer a more understated look, a neutral color might be a more classic and practical choice, offering a timeless elegance that complements various decor styles.

While neutral doors look amazing with white walls, you have more leeway than with black doors. White, off-white, creamy whites, light grays, and greiges will all work with neutral doors – just follow the rule of keeping the wall color lighter than that on the doors.

Do All Interior Doors Need To Be The Same Color?

Like with anything when it comes to home decor, thinking this through is important for a home that looks cohesive.

This may mean that you paint all the interior doors leading to rooms in one color, but keep them all white within the actual room.

You may just choose to paint the insides of the doors in bedrooms. Or maybe your closet doors just get a fun color.

Whatever you choose, just be consistent with it.

interior of front door painted Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue.
Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue front door

Do The Doors Have to Match The Trim?

No! While we are used to seeing white trim and white doors, this does not need to be the case. A navy blue, black or greige door looks beautiful with white trim and ensures that the trim remains cohesive throughout your house.

You can, however, paint the casing around the door to match if you prefer. But that also looks fine if it remains the same color as your baseboard trim.

On the flip side, you can also paint your trim a darker color (usually a neutral like a greige) and keep your doors white.

Experimenting with Color

You don’t have to commit to painting all your doors at once.

If you want to experiment with a little color or are hesitant about making a full commitment to dark gray or black doors, then painting just the inside of your front door, a pantry door, or just the inside of bedroom doors is a great way to test the waters.

This approach allows you to add a personal touch and see how a different color affects the ambiance of your space without the permanence of painting every door frame.

Don’t Forget…

Don’t forget – no matter what you’ve read or photos you’ve seen online, it’s really important to sample paint colors in your home before committing!

Samplize provides real paint samples that are easy to move around your home, and cheaper than buying a gazillion paint pots! It’s the only way I buy paint samples.

Final Thoughts

The trend of painting interior doors in colors other than white has opened up a new realm of design possibilities, allowing homeowners to express their unique style and add a personal touch to their spaces.

Whether you opt for a bold statement shade or a subtle neutral tone, the right color can transform an ordinary door into a striking design element.

So, why stick to the safe side of the color spectrum? Embrace the trend, experiment with different hues, and watch how a fresh coat of paint on your doors can completely redefine your home’s aesthetic.

After all, it’s more than just a door; it’s an opportunity to infuse your living space with charm and character.

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