How to Make Black Interior Doors Work for You

From bathrooms to kitchens, black has been showing up in all kinds of unconventional spaces lately, and we are definitely here for it. Most recently, we're particularly taken with the black interior door trend we're seeing give life to spaces far and wide. Opting to paint one (or several) of your interior doors black is a no-fail way to completely transform your look without a huge expense. And before you start, make sure you know what type of paint to use on your doors.

Check out these ideas for all of the inspiration you need to make this look your own.

Paint a bathroom door black for a twist on the traditional.

Black bathroom door
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We believe that a black door can enhance any room, and that certainly includes the bathroom. Here, a traditional white door would look perfectly fine, but choosing a black door instead adds a uniquely sophisticated elegance to the space.

Add an industrial touch to a minimalist space.

Black sliding door
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The clean silhouettes and metal details of a minimal industrial aesthetic are an open invitation for this hue to come in to add its signature edge and definition. And opting for a paneled sliding door featuring lots of windows prevents the color from overwhelming the look.

Make a statement with a black front door.

Black entryway door
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We absolutely love the cool drama of a black entryway door. But the addition of black sidelights on either side brings this look to a whole new level of cool and on trend.

Add edge with dark French doors.

A great way to make a stylish impression is to mix a soft and feminine style sensibility with a few edgier details. The juxtaposition of hard and soft will add depth to your design.

Coat your closet for a bedroom accent.

Black closet doors
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If you don't want to take the leap of painting a prominent door in your home such a bold color, then your bedroom is a great, low-commitment way to try this trend on for size. These black closet doors bring out the black details in the area rug for a look that's as cohesive as it is rich.

Paint more than one door.

For rooms with multiple entry points, try painting all doors black to create a repeated motif, which works especially well in long hallways. If you don't have a room like that in your house, consider painting doors that are still within sight of each other.

Paint the borders of a glass door.

Glass doors with black frame
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Just as a black frame can enhance and define the photos it frames, painting the borders of a glass door like this will better showcase the view behind it. Plus, the combination of a dark hue and natural light is one that never fails to look fresh and inviting.

Pair black doors with metallic details.

Black double entryway doors
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Looking to add a touch of glamorous edge to your space? Then you can't go wrong with a black door paired with gold details. And this glam combination is one that only requires a little of each to make a big impression.


Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric pu... more