door color
paarlberg
February 5, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have painted the trim and doors the same color. it is a bit much on the white side. The walls are Revere Pewter and the trim is White Dove. All Benjamin Moore paint.

Should I paint the doors another color or possibly the panels?

They only have one coat so far. Other rooms will have different wall colors, the trim is the same. Two of the pictures show Revere Pewter and two show Classic Gray on the walls.
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bluenan
I like it white to match the trim. Once you get your door hardware on and furniture in the room, it won't look like too much white, it will look crisp and fresh.
February 5, 2014 at 2:14PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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paarlberg
This is the door hardware we are using. That is on the raw door.
February 5, 2014 at 2:26PM   
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bluenan
Love it, so appropriate!
February 5, 2014 at 2:46PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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Erik Garcia
i actually love the colors and how you matched them. it looks really clean and fresh without so much effort. plus the room looks very well put together just by those beautiful floors!! love it
February 5, 2014 at 2:49PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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Lion Windows and Doors
I would stay with white
February 5, 2014 at 2:53PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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Inspired Interiors by Wendi, IIDA
I agree. Leave them white.
February 5, 2014 at 2:59PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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paarlberg
The floors are Antique Brown stain on wide plank yellow pine that I picked up from a local vendor in Atlanta. I have some other pictures on houzz at the following link.
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/807733/Need-help-deciding-on-stain-option-for-newels-
February 5, 2014 at 3:01PM   
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ccort
Love the white. I wouldn't change a thing. Really fresh and clean.
February 5, 2014 at 3:23PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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HomeStory Easy Door Installation
The white looks great!
February 5, 2014 at 4:13PM        Thanked by paarlberg
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Campbell Design + Construction, Inc.
This is the way I would do it.
February 6, 2014 at 7:16AM        Thanked by paarlberg
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jn3344
I have been looking at this more and more myself...

You have to have some nerve, though.

[houzz=T Eatons Loft Entrance]
[houzz=Royal York Apartment]
[houzz=Wider view of hall with black doors]
February 6, 2014 at 7:25AM        Thanked by paarlberg
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paarlberg
I was thinking of something less drastic than black.. maybe a darker off white to add a little depth to the door.
February 6, 2014 at 9:49AM   
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Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP
For your door, how about Stormy Monday paint swatch by Benjamin Moore?
It would be so beautiful with the trim!
http://colorchats.benjaminmoore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/stormy-monday-2112-50-black-panther-2125-10-pewter-2121-30.png
February 6, 2014 at 10:17AM        Thanked by paarlberg
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victorianbungalowranch
It was fairly common back then to paint inset panels a very slightly different color of white (or a different sheen) or a pale color to give the room more dimension, but not so dark that it is that noticeable at first glance. Historical productions by the BBC are terrific for this, like their version of Pride and Predjudice, Middlemarch, etc.. Maggie Smith's house in Downton Abbey, and the movie version of Sense and Sensibility,

There was a post awhile ago about paint colors for a dining room that had specific recommendations for shades of white for paneled walls. Probably would be hard to find now...

The walls in the drawing room in the show looked like creamy white, light green or blue green depending on the light, and this picture from the film location Byfleet Manor, it looks grey, almost like your walls. Revere Pewter has that chameleon quality--maybe a lighter version would work.
February 6, 2014 at 11:00AM        Thanked by paarlberg
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paarlberg
I am leaving them as is for now. If they bother me too much, I will change them later.
February 11, 2014 at 11:59AM   
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