Thursday, January 12, 2012

Instant Drama: How about a Black Door?


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Are you in the mood for a dramatic change, something that won’t break your budget but will still give you that sudden jolt, that renewed feeling around your house?

Black door Designer Ken Fole HB

What about a Black Door? According to Feng Shui theory, you should definitely consider a black door if your home is facing North. You can read more about this here.

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Black doors look elegant and make a beautiful backdrop to those seasonal wreaths you have. I love the colors of this green boxwood against the black wood.

Do you already have a black front door? According to this quiz on blogthings, a black door personality is one that is elegant, fashionable, likes power, and can be hard to know. Does this sound like You?

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Wow, how about these front doors? Look how fresh and clean this entry looks. Can someone please make my house look this tidy?

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Now this is starting to look like Home. Someone left the door open, the flies are getting in, and there are random shoes left in odd places. But, I sure love those bohemian-looking colors behind the door.

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If you’re still hesitant about taking the bold step with a black front door, you can always find a place inside your home to experiment. Painting inexpensive interior doors makes a strong impact. Very chic.

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I especially love black when it’s paired with white.

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Hey, what about the pantry door? (Now if only I had one)


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Do you have any boring closet doors that need sprucing up? Only I’m not sure about that high gloss, what do you think?

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Ok. Here’s my version, in my own humble abode. Only, I wish I could find my Before photo with the white French doors…but this is all I have…


…a quick shot after I painted them black, only with my home’s old golden wall color.

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Final photo: My Entry Way (with my black doors)

My last step was to add some Beadboard in the entrance to establish more of a separate space, (yes, I have one of those open floor plans) and a coat of white paint so that my black doors would really pop. That’s it. And I have noticed a difference, besides the visual change.

I like the feeling I get when I sit in my office and look through these doors now, it actually adds a calming effect. Really.

What do you think?  Have I convinced you about the allure and drama of the color black?

I hope I gave you some ideas….Have a wonderful day, friends, more later.





mary d said...

I have a really dark green front door but everyone thinks its black.. does that count?

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

So I am just floating around your blog today. And this is such a great idea. Paint Paint paint. It makes rooms look so different. Love the doors and this is such a happening design right now. I see it in all the magazines and pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

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