Paint color of door?

A bedroom door should be painted the color of the bedroom or the color of the hallway or both colors?
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Yes -- or a third contrasting colour too.
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mo wrote:

house. If the trim is a feature you want to enhance, and most isn't, paint trim one color, door same as room or different shade of color in room. Different colors in adjoining rooms, can paint each side of door the color of the room it faces when closed. Pretty much a matter of taste, but different color trim can chop up a room if the scale and/or placement isn't balanced.
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mo wrote:

Paint it any way you like. Most folks go bedroom color inside, hall color outside. And then there are those that prefer varnish on both sides, varnish hall side... Oh well, you get the idea.
Joe
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I sure the heck would not paint the bedroom side the same as the hall or vice versa. Either keep it the same as the room on each side, or just use a trim color throughout. If you use flat latex on the walls, I would not use flat on a door. It gets dirty too easy. Myself, all doors are varnished except exterior doors painted the same as the outside trim which is a glossy white. Most of the house is aluminum sided anyhow.
Of course it's up to you. There is no laws to judge the color.
I once painted another house where every room had the same color trim but darker. Light blue walls, navy blue trim, lime green walls, forest green trim, etc. The only one different was the kitchen with yellow walls dark brown trim.
Mark
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mo wrote:

Paint it any way you like. Most folks go bedroom color inside, hall color outside. And then there are those that prefer varnish on both sides, varnish hall side... Oh well, you get the idea.
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Whatever you want. Years ago, it was common for doors and trim all over the house to be white. Some houses had all natural wood varnished. Others had stained wood. There are not hard rules today, just paint it what looks good to you.
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Generally, color of any trim in the bedroom, or color of other doors in the house (if they're consistent), or a shade darker than bedroom color on the inside, shade darker than hall color on outside.
Or however you like :)
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Generally, you do as others have said. Paint the inside of the door the color of the trim in the room and the outside the color of the trim in the hall. Remember though that a door is not 2 dimensional it has 6 sides.
You paint the knob edge of the door the inside color and the hinge edge of the door the outside color. if its a new door, the top and bottom edge have to be painted to seal it and keep the door from warping. Though I guess it depends on the material used for the door. A cheap hollow core pressed wood door is already primed and sealed and really wouldn't warp any way.
But anyway, paint those edges any way color you want.

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and the edge where the hinges attach the same as the hall trim and doors. The other side and edge match the bedroom. It's been many years since a customer asked for anything else. YMMV
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paint the entire home white semi gloss, walls doors and trim. saves tons of work looks great, the color of stuff in rooms tends to color the walls gently.
white makes rooms appear briter and larger..
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