Well, I guess the post title gives it all away a bit, doesn’t it? Yup, I’m going with satin tricorn black interior doors in the new house.
UPDATE: They’ve been installed! See pics at bottom of post.
BUT FIRST, to make it easier to find all the posts about the new house in one space, I created a page for all the updates and links to the items we’ve chosen for our new home.
You can access it via this link or by clicking on “The New House” link in the menu bar. Hope that makes it easier to follow along and/or keep up with the various posts.
The interior doors in our house are gorgeous. I’m so happy with the modern 5-panel design, and I would usually go for classic white doors, as seen below. The pic is from a similar home built by our builder.
During the whole construction process, I keep trying to think ahead to projects I want done by the pros that I feel they could do better than I.
At the old house, we DIY’d all of our new doors which meant mortising the hinges and painting them. It was QUITE the arduous process, and frankly, I don’t want to do it again unless I had an amazing spray gun and paint booth…like the pros have.
We get to choose one paint color for all the walls, and while that seems like a bummer, I’m totally OK with it because I don’t want to leap into crazy accent wall colors I’ll hate later, so I’m going with Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams. It’s my most favorite white paint color. We used it in the kitchen and office at the old house.
This is ultimately when I was started thinking about the doors, and I thought going with a gorgeous, deep black color would look absolutely stunning.
To have white on white might look a bit sterile, and I want the house to feel bright, open, chic and reflect our style. And the pros can get a gorgeous, smooth finish that I likely cannot get on all 12+ doors without losing my mind.
Luckily, so many bloggers have already done this, and I didn’t need much convincing. Nor did my husband (yay!) Check out how gorgeous black interior doors look in nearly any space.
The photo above from Dimples and Tangles is DEFINITELY my style, and I have a rug super similar to that one. Seeing her foyer styled this way makes me so pumped about how our home will look with black interior doors.
Then while browsing through Pinterest for more photos for this post, I found this photo using our EXACT DOORS.
Yasssss. LOVE. IT.
The one thing I am a bit on the fence about is the sheen/finish. I think flat/matte will scuff easily, show every fingerprint, and generally not hold up well. This is why I think eggshell or satin would be best. Thoughts? (SPOILER ALERT: we chose satin for our black doors and that decision has paid off.)
I also need to decide whether to go with chrome door hardware to match the kitchen or FINALLY inject some brass in this area, if it’s not too cost prohibitive.
Ultimately, having black interior doors will instantly give my home a unique vibe, plenty of contrast, and it’ll mean all of the decor and furnishings I use (gold, pink, patterns) will really pop against the walls/space.
The paint sprayer I use for all my DIY furniture painting projects is around $100!
Photos of our Black Interior Doors
Color: Tricorn Black | Finish: Satin
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If you have decided you want to tackle this project, I have THREE posts you’ll find handy. The first is about the best paint sprayer for these kinds of DIY projects. Next is a post all about the best latex paints and how to thin to use in the paint sprayer. And finally, if you need an option than tricorn black, I have the best black paint colors in this post.