Is it common to paint sides of interior doors different colors?

lakehavenNovember 12, 2013
We are needing to decide on a stain color for our hallway doors. The problem is I want to stain the hallway side, but need to paint the other side to match the trim in that room.
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The hinge side of the door should be the same color.
    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 12:29PM
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Solid stained wood doors can look classic and beautiful against white trim. In our 1920's era house that is the (original) combination throughout: Dark mahogany doors and stair rails against white trim.
    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 12:43PM
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We did this on our front door because it's such a large area and all the inside trim in our house is white. But like feeny said, when you are talking about interior doors, I think it's fine - and I would choose - to do the entire door stained.
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Fred S
Painting each side of a door a different color on an exterior door works great because the door is always closed. Interior doors tend to stay open more often than closed, therefore making the room side a different color a futile attempt at decorating. When you show somebody your room, are you going to say "step into the room so I can shut the door and show you what it will look like when nobody is in here"? In this case, the tree does NOT make a sound when it falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it.
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