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Old 12-01-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You want the door's surface to match the trim in the room it faces. There is no law against painting each side of the door a different color.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If you paint the inside of the door blue, the side strip where the doorknob is should be blue also, so if the door is ajar, you will see the blue from in the room.

and if the front of the door is green you paint the hinges side of the door green because that shows on that side of the room, looking towards the door.

I hope I explained good.

Doors can be any color you want.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If you are painting to resell, match the doors to the trim around the doorways and baseboards. You want a unified look throughout the house. Wood trim around doors, and painted doors don't look right. Nor do painted trim and wood stained doors. There are always exceptions, but you are trying to appeal to the vast majority of prospective buyers.

If you have one room that has different trim around the doorway and baseboards, from the rest of the house, then I'd match the door side that faces that room to match the trim.

Brass is always OK. It is not trendy now, but it is classic.

I beg to differ my friend.

All my doors are stained dark, (standard 6 panel doors), but our trim is painted the same color as the walls. My preference, as I hate white trim and white doors.
It looks very good to me. Besides our trim is regular standard 2 inch molding, you kind of want it to just blend away, as the doors are the focal point.

I understand when it is fancy trim to accent though.


I do think though for resale, no matter what color it is, it is going to get painted over anyway.
99.9 percent of people always re paint
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I beg to differ my friend.

All my doors are stained dark, (standard 6 panel doors), but our trim is painted the same color as the walls. My preference, as I hate white trim and white doors.
It looks very good to me. Besides our trim is regular standard 2 inch molding, you kind of want it to just blend away, as the doors are the focal point.

I understand when it is fancy trim to accent though.


I do think though for resale, no matter what color it is, it is going to get painted over anyway.
99.9 percent of people always re paint
You are the exception! I think you have a nice modern look. I don't think it would appeal to the average buyer, although I could be wrong.

I had painted trim throughout my last house, although it was narrow and dated. The exception was the great room which had wood stained trim. I thought the two sorts of trim made no sense, but we didn't change it. The closet door and the exterior door in that room had wood stained trim and white doors. I hated it.

My present house has wide--luxuriously wide--white trim and doors. I longed for wide, white trim for so long. And now I have. But my house is not a contemporary. It actually reminds me of an oversized cottage.

I do think that the trim and doors are best done consistently throughout the house. But I don't think it is an unbreakable rule.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Is this the money pit you over paid for?
And yet you throw more money at it...
This.

Do the doors absolutely need to be painted? Can you clean them with a Magic Eraser and keep them as is?
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: I live in Fallbrook, CA
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Where did he say he paid too much for it and where did he say he paid for the paint? Maybe the paint came with the house. Sounds like you're a bit arrogant...
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Where did he say he paid too much for it and where did he say he paid for the paint? Maybe the paint came with the house. Sounds like you're a bit arrogant...
You gotta read the whole story on other posts to understand.
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