Gray Front Door

Well I finally did it.  Paint the front door that is.  I've been seeing the interiors of front doors being painted around the web forever and wanted to give it a try.  It's just paint right?  If it didn't work out, I could paint it back white.  But turns out I love it!


I was going back and forth between a gray door and a blue door.  The main accent color throughout our home is blue so I was going to go blue.  The husband had the final say.  He didn't want a blue door so I went gray.  We loved the dark gray in the loft so much, we used it on the front door interior too.  The color is Behr Intellectual.

I painted the door Saturday afternoon.  After it was painted, it was hard not to walk by and think that the door wasn't open.  It takes a second glance to make sure it is indeed closed.  The dark gray door gives the entry a deep, moodier look.  I thought the space would feel darker but it doesn't, just a deeper contrast between the beige and white.  I used a regular paint brush to apply my paint.  Our door has a wood grain texture to it so I don't have to worry about paint lines.  The paint dries into the lines on the door.  I went with a satin finish.

It even looks good from above in the loft.  The door pops out from the neutral walls.  The door doesn't fall flat with the rest of the trim and board and batten.

Now for a before and after.  So much better huh?  I love the difference paint makes.

I'm so glad I decided to paint the front door.  I don't know what took me this long to paint it anyway.  Fear of not liking it maybe?  I'm starting to eye some other doors around the house to add some color to.

Have you painted any interior doors?  Did you love the results?

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