To counter the effect of a narrow door if you want to paint it black, the trick is to paint the door architrave the same colour as the door (see image 2), this makes the door appear wider than it really is. You could also use a dark colour such as dark blue or dark grey as (image 1 above). Using the same colour as the door however, will make the doorway appear wider. Of course if you have a wide door then finishing the door architrave in white is perfect for a black door as the contrast will look fabulous. Remember to make sure when you are painting your door that you mask off any glass areas and areas that are going to be beside white paint and it is important not to leave your tape on too long as the sun will harden the glue and make it difficult to remove.
Painting my front door black is high on my “to do” list, however I am waiting until I replace my door so I have been looking for a few ideas for black doors with curb appeal.
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