Make a Bold Statement By Painting Your Interior Doors

Hello!  The weather in Colorado has been so glorious the past few days!  All of this summer sunshine and the long days make me want to do lots and lots of projects!  It even inspired me and my hubby to clean the garage over the weekend – exhausting! But, now our workshop space is clean and ready for new creations – woohoo!

Now, on to the post…

The more I see them, the more I love them! Interior doors painted every color of the rainbow. Not only do colorful doors make a bold statement, but they are so easy to transform.  Feeling a little nervous about painting your doors?  Well, remember, it’s just paint, so it can always be painted back to plain old white. But in the meantime, you might just love the burst of color and character that a painted door brings to your home. I’ve already got plans to replace our laundry door and paint it black, paint the interior of our front door (just gotta decide the color), and I’m thinking about painting my daughter’s closet door a bright coral. Once I get started I may never stop! To be honest, painting doors kinda freaks my hubby out a little, so I’ll have to tread lightly at first. 🙂

If you still aren’t sure, here’s a little painted door eye candy to inspire you.

Yellow & Orange

I think I actually drooled a bit when I saw this yellow door in person at the 2016 Parade of Homes. It is such a great contrast with the navy cabinets in this mudroom. Love it!

yellow mudroom door

bright yellow interior door

Source: Pretty Purple Door

Love love love painted barn doors! I don’t usually go with orange paint in my house, but this color is beautiful.

Blue & Turquoise

You can’t go wrong with a soothing blue door in your house, and these colors are simply gorgeous. I’ve tried to indicate the paint color for you where I could.

teal front door interior

Source: BHG (Paint is Benjamin Moore Rendezvous Bay 726)

aqua laundry door

Source: Duchess of York (Paint color is Sherwin Williams Watery)

light blue interior door

Source: The Rustic Pallet (Paint color is Behr Whipped Mint)

blue door

Source: The Wicker House (Paint color is Night Scape by Valspar)

And what girl wouldn’t love a bright teal door in her room?

turquoise door girls room

Source: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Carli (Paint color is Glidden Timberlake Teal)

Black & Gray

Oh how I love a black door in a house! It’s so beautiful against white trim, or wainscoting, or paired with a white plank wall.  Yummy!

black front door

Source: Little House of Four (Paint color is Sherwin Williams Iron Ore)

black interior door

Source: Thrifty Decor Chick (Paint color is Graphite by Benjamin Moore)

gray interior front door

Source: The Inspired Room (Paint color is Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal)

Red & Pink

Bright pink and red are bold colors, and make a really strong statement.  They may not be for everyone, but they sure do work in these rooms!

red closet door

Source: Sarah Richardson Design (Paint color is Benjamin Moore Confederate Red 2080-20)

bright pink bathroom door

Source: Dimples and Tangles (Paint color is Sherwin Williams Dragon Fruit)

coral closet door

Source: Young House Love (Paint color is Benjamin Moore Milano Red 1313)

coral barn door

Source: The Home Depot (Paint color is Behr Matador’s Cape M160-6)

If bright isn’t your thing, maybe this beautiful dusty pink will do the trick?

pink entry door

Source: pompeli (Paint color is Benjamin Moore Rose Bisque 2102-50)


green interior front door

Source: Canary Lane

green interior door

Source: Young House Love (Paint color is Benjamin Moore Irish Moss)

So, which is your favorite? Have you or would you paint one of your interior doors?

By | 2017-06-21T09:52:03+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Inspiration, Paint|12 Comments


  1. Julie- Logger's Wife June 15, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Loving those blue/teal ones! We aren’t anywhere near redoing the entry way yet but I had been thinking white and gray walls (split level entry so gray bottom, white top since it shares space with the living room) and just a white door. But maybe I’ll have to do blue. 😉

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      A blue/teal door would look great with gray and white walls!

  2. Nikki Gwin June 15, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I haven’t painted any of my interior doors yet. But I have pinned several that I like and they are on my to do list. I do love changing up the color on my front door and do it often, so this is the next step.
    🙂 gwingal

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Give it a try! We painted the inside of our front door in our previous house, and loved it! When we went to sell our house, I thought we’d have to paint it back to white, but our realtor told us to keep it, and we got so many comments from people about how much they liked it.

  3. imperfectlyperfectmamablog June 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    What a great idea! I have never thought of this! I may have to paint the one in my kitchen!

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Excellent! It’s always fun to try new things, and the great thing about paint is it’s super easy to change!

  4. Carol ("Mimi") June 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Hmmm. Maybe I need paint some of my interior doors. I really like these photos. Every one of them shows how painting the door adds an interesting element to the room. Thanks.

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Aren’t these doors fun? Some of the colors are a little bright for me, but I love the impact they make in the rooms! So pretty!

  5. michele June 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I think this is genius advice, and I hope more people begin tweaking their boring interior doors! so much personality and interest! the Benjamin moore rose bisque door is my fav, and I have been waiting for the right door to give the pink treatment! Found you via the link party and would love to have you visit my blog and post here: PEACE TO YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

    • mwelsh June 25, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Hi Michele! Thanks for stopping by for a look! I visited your blog, and it is fabulous! I’ll be checking back often.

  6. Beverly Roderick June 24, 2017 at 7:13 am

    These are all wonderful ideas. The pops of color look gorgeous. I haven’t been bold enough to try this, but seeing these ideas gives me some great ideas. Thanks for partying at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • mwelsh June 25, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thanks! Once you try it, you might suddenly look at all of your doors differently! That’s what happened to me…I suddenly wanted to paint them all! 🙂

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