We firmly believe that you should take the lead when it comes to setting the style for your home.  The colours that you chose for your interior should reflect your preferences, your personality and your personal style. Above all else, it should evoke the feeling that you want to create in your home. And the same goes for your doors.  Think of your doors and woodwork with as much of an open mind as you do your walls.  Whilst crisp white woodwork can look clean and timeless when set against certain hues, this is not the only choice that you should consider.


This approach is especially important when it comes to your front door. First impressions are everything, after all. It’s often the first thing people see when they arrive, and it sets the tone for the rest of your home. You could choose a colour which complements the other doors on the street, or you may decide that you’d like to go bright and bold and really stand out from the crwod. It may also be worth considering colours that enhance the existing masonry or fencing.  There are certain colours which feel in keeping with period property details or you might even decide to go against the grain and opt for a shade which is unexpected.

What colour to paint my front door?

This quaint, cosy bothy has been wonderfully restored by gardener and floral designer Charlie McCormick and architect Ben Pentreath, the co-founder of Pentreath and Hall.  Despite being somewhat unorthodox colour choices, the vibrant yellow and red tones exquisitely complement the greenery of the lush Scottish countryside.

This statement door design was snapped in Battersea by Olivia, who runs the door-loving Instagram account @door_doork.  There is much to be said for a punchy shade that looks great next to red brickwork – very similar to our FLEURIE.

What a beautiful pair – it’s great if you have a neighbour who wants to #UnsameYourDoor with you!

LAMPLIGHTER and VICTORIA  would bring a dash of colour to any street!

This Primrose Hill home caught the eye of Florence (@HouseofFloz) who is considering colour for her home in a whole new way after starting working for Houseof.com.  TROUBADOUR would be an instant hit we think!

This Victorian Terrace owned by @roundthepenroses features our own ROSE PINK  – cheery and optimistic, especially next to crisp white and spring blooms.

Dark and dramatic tones also work well on front doors – combine with metallic hardware and accessories to bring classic features right up to date.  This door features OTTILIE, one of the 11 new colours in our 1829 collection.

With a little creativity and some imagination, your internal doors can be just as interesting and can even become the highlight of the room! Here are some examples of what can be achieved with a pot of your favourite colour, some masking tape, a tape measure and a spirit level.

Portland-based designer and master of colourful murals, Rachael Jackson decided to make a statement in her entrance area with bright bursts of colour.  Her design ethos of doing away with understated, underwhelming designs underpins the work that she does in her own business, Banyan Bridges. We feel that this bold aesthetic could easily inspire some creativity in your own home.

DIY and colour enthusiast, Lissi has created an excellent step-by-step video over on IGTV (@oxfordone) to show exactly how easy it is to do something a little different in an average-size hallway. Armed with masking tape, a laser spirit level and some well-chosen colours, Lissi gave her hallway and complete make-over in just a few hours.

Applying pattern detail to your doors is another great way to add your own stamp to your interior.  Check out the Instagram account @Oakappledecor to see how Marisa and Chris painted basic plywood to create this eye-catching arch concept, finished off with handles from Dowsing and Reynolds.

What is the best colour for interior doors?

The colours that you choose for your woodwork and internal doors might also hinge on the shade that you have chosen for your walls. If your walls are darker, you may decide that you wish to use paler colours with a delicate tint that help you to achieve the right balance of colour.

Lottie (@littlevictorian21) opted for ZEITGEIST in her bathroom to do her doors and woodwork justice. This has allowed for the walls to stay light and bright whilst accentuating the detail in the tiling.

This door features a number of beautiful details, and it has been painted using BROKEN WHITE in Eggshell finish. This perfectly complements the impactful choice of FLEURIE, which is used on the surrounding walls.

Choosing the right paint for your doors

All of our 1829 colours are available in Eggshell and Gloss finishes.  Not quite matt, not quite glossy, our sophisticated Eggshell finish gives off a low sheen that falls between the two. It lends walls a soft sheen that is more subtle than satin, providing a distinctive look that will last. Choose Gloss to protect your exterior doors from the outside elements.


Have you experimented with colour on your doors?  We’d love to see! Tag us into your photos on social media and use the hashtags #UnsameYourHome or #UnsameYourDoors


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