Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Why I Chose Black Interior Doors for My New House

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why I Chose Black Interior Doors for My New House

Well, I guess the post title gives it all away a bit, doesn't it? Yup, I'm going with black interior doors in the new house.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

BUT FIRST, to make it easier to find all the posts about the new house in one space, I created a page for all the updates and links to the items we've chosen for our new home.You can access it via this link or by clicking on "The New House" link in the menu bar. Hope that makes it easier to follow along and/or keep up with the various posts.


The interior doors in our house are gorgeous. I'm so happy with the modern 5-panel design, and I would usually go for classic white doors, as seen below. The pic is from a similar home built by our builder.


During the whole construction process, I keep trying to think ahead to projects I want done by the pros that I feel they could do better than I. At the old house, we DIY'd all of our new doors which meant mortising the hinges and painting them. It was QUITE the arduous process, and frankly, I don't want to do it again unless I had an amazing spray gun and paint booth...like the pros have.

We get to choose one paint color for all the walls, and while that seems like a bummer, I'm totally OK with it because I don't want to leap into crazy accent wall colors I'll hate later, so I'm going with Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams. It's my most favorite white paint color. We used it in the kitchen and office at the old house.

Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams used in an eat-in kitchen and breakfast nook. | via monicawantsit.com

This is ultimately when I was started thinking about the doors, and I thought going with a gorgeous, deep black color would look absolutely stunning. To have white on white might look a bit sterile, and I want the house to feel bright, open, chic and reflect our style. And the pros can get a gorgeous, smooth finish that I likely cannot get on all 12+ doors without losing my mind.

Luckily, so many bloggers have already done this, and I didn't need much convincing. Nor did my husband (yay!) Check out how gorgeous black interior doors look in nearly any space.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com


Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

The photo above from Dimples and Tangles is DEFINITELY my style, and I have a rug super similar to that one. Seeing her foyer styled this way makes me so pumped about how our home will look with black interior doors.

Then while browsing through Pinterest for more photos for this post, I found this photo using our EXACT DOORS. 

Yasssss. LOVE. IT.


The one thing I am a bit on the fence about is the sheen/finish. I think flat/matte will scuff easily, show every fingerprint, and generally not hold up well. This is why I think eggshell or satin would be best. Thoughts? I also need to decide whether to go with chrome door hardware to match the kitchen or FINALLY inject some brass in this area, if it's not too cost prohibitive.

Ultimately, having black interior doors will instantly give my home a unique vibe, plenty of contrast, and it'll mean all of the decor and furnishings I use (gold, pink, patterns) will really pop against the walls/space. 

I don't want the house to feel too dark, so I'll need to keep all this in mind when deciding what type of wood look tile I want to use for the flooring. We're using the same flooring all throughout the 2,000 square feet of the house in order to avoid choppy transitions (and save $$$), so this is a huge decision...which I'll delve further into in my next post. Have a great day, loves!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the feature! One of my absolute favorite black door inspiration pics is the last one you featured. I cannot wait to see the goodness you deliver with your new home.

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    1. Thanks Jess! Your home is absolutely stunning, by the way. You've done so much in such little time.

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  2. Satin for the doors no question, woodwork is usually done in satin.

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    1. Our doors will be painted, but we do think satin is the way to go. :)

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  3. We recently finished our basement/man cave and I convinced my husband to do black doors (we did all the finish work ourselves). Every single person we mentioned this to thought we were crazy till they saw it. It looks fabulous, chic, and very high end. You will love them!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I'm THRILLED to hear this, Leah! I'd love to see a photo of your space.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Why I Chose Black Interior Doors for My New House

Well, I guess the post title gives it all away a bit, doesn't it? Yup, I'm going with black interior doors in the new house.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

BUT FIRST, to make it easier to find all the posts about the new house in one space, I created a page for all the updates and links to the items we've chosen for our new home.You can access it via this link or by clicking on "The New House" link in the menu bar. Hope that makes it easier to follow along and/or keep up with the various posts.


The interior doors in our house are gorgeous. I'm so happy with the modern 5-panel design, and I would usually go for classic white doors, as seen below. The pic is from a similar home built by our builder.


During the whole construction process, I keep trying to think ahead to projects I want done by the pros that I feel they could do better than I. At the old house, we DIY'd all of our new doors which meant mortising the hinges and painting them. It was QUITE the arduous process, and frankly, I don't want to do it again unless I had an amazing spray gun and paint booth...like the pros have.

We get to choose one paint color for all the walls, and while that seems like a bummer, I'm totally OK with it because I don't want to leap into crazy accent wall colors I'll hate later, so I'm going with Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams. It's my most favorite white paint color. We used it in the kitchen and office at the old house.

Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams used in an eat-in kitchen and breakfast nook. | via monicawantsit.com

This is ultimately when I was started thinking about the doors, and I thought going with a gorgeous, deep black color would look absolutely stunning. To have white on white might look a bit sterile, and I want the house to feel bright, open, chic and reflect our style. And the pros can get a gorgeous, smooth finish that I likely cannot get on all 12+ doors without losing my mind.

Luckily, so many bloggers have already done this, and I didn't need much convincing. Nor did my husband (yay!) Check out how gorgeous black interior doors look in nearly any space.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com


Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

The photo above from Dimples and Tangles is DEFINITELY my style, and I have a rug super similar to that one. Seeing her foyer styled this way makes me so pumped about how our home will look with black interior doors.

Then while browsing through Pinterest for more photos for this post, I found this photo using our EXACT DOORS. 

Yasssss. LOVE. IT.


The one thing I am a bit on the fence about is the sheen/finish. I think flat/matte will scuff easily, show every fingerprint, and generally not hold up well. This is why I think eggshell or satin would be best. Thoughts? I also need to decide whether to go with chrome door hardware to match the kitchen or FINALLY inject some brass in this area, if it's not too cost prohibitive.

Ultimately, having black interior doors will instantly give my home a unique vibe, plenty of contrast, and it'll mean all of the decor and furnishings I use (gold, pink, patterns) will really pop against the walls/space. 

I don't want the house to feel too dark, so I'll need to keep all this in mind when deciding what type of wood look tile I want to use for the flooring. We're using the same flooring all throughout the 2,000 square feet of the house in order to avoid choppy transitions (and save $$$), so this is a huge decision...which I'll delve further into in my next post. Have a great day, loves!

6 comments :

  1. Thanks for the feature! One of my absolute favorite black door inspiration pics is the last one you featured. I cannot wait to see the goodness you deliver with your new home.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jess! Your home is absolutely stunning, by the way. You've done so much in such little time.

      Delete
  2. Satin for the doors no question, woodwork is usually done in satin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Our doors will be painted, but we do think satin is the way to go. :)

      Delete
  3. We recently finished our basement/man cave and I convinced my husband to do black doors (we did all the finish work ourselves). Every single person we mentioned this to thought we were crazy till they saw it. It looks fabulous, chic, and very high end. You will love them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm THRILLED to hear this, Leah! I'd love to see a photo of your space.

      Delete