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Painting a Door the Same Color as Your Walls

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Painting a closet door in an entryway the same color as your walls. Should you do it?

All over blogland you see painted doors. You see black, white, many different colors, all to add that something extra to your room.

gray painted coat closet door in a small entryway

I’ve even done a bit of it by painting my front door Benjamin Moore Blue Lake but there was a problem.

Can you see my dilemma? The coat closet door is right next to the front door and I wasn’t real sure what to do with it. Paint it the same color as the front door or keep it white?

Painting a Door the Same Color as Your Walls by Chatfield Court

I’ve done a lot to my little entryway since we moved in. I painted the front door BM Blue Lake, then I painted some “faux” molding on the inside of the door to dress it up a bit, I added coat hooks to an old piece of found wood and attached it to the wall, we capped the knee wall to disguise the green marble, I added a light over the door, added a bench for putting on your shoes and used Flor tiles to catch the dirt and mud when we come in the house.

Phew…it seems like we did quite a bit in this small space, but every time I looked at the pictures, that white door just kept bugging me.

picture of outside of house and windows

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Painting a Door the Same Color as Your Walls by Chatfield Court

I knew that I didn’t want to paint it the same as the front door because my room is small and I just thought it would be too much. I didn’t like the white because it just seemed busy in that little space with the blue door. One day it just came to me to paint the door the same color as the walls…just let it blend in.

I love the color of my front door and wanted it to be the star of the space anyway and I thought that painting the closet to blend in would have the effect I was looking for. I mean, it’s only paint right? It would only cost me a little bit of time and paint. My husband thought I was crazy, he says that about every idea I have ;), but I got my BM Thunder out and painted the trim and the door.

Painting a Door the Same Color as Your Walls by Chatfield Court

I also changed the mismatched hardware on the door using the same color and style I’ve used in my other rooms. We have been living with the change for a week and I think it looks better but would love your opinion. Here is one last pic side by side.

Painting a Door the Same Color as Your Walls by Chatfield Court

What do you think? Does the door blend in better painted with the wall color? Did it look better in white or should I do something else? Have you ever painted a door the same color as your walls?

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  1. Did you use the same paint for the walls as the door? I know you used the same color but was one matte and the other satin or semi-gloss? Or was it all matte?

  2. I agree that with the white door it competed for attention with the pretty blue door. In the after picture the front door is certainly the star.

  3. Yes! I did the same thing in our family room!
    I painted the door the same as the walls, because it was white, and drew the eye away from everything else I wanted people to see…..
    Doing what you did is perfect! Now your front door is the focus….
    Great job…

  4. What a great solution to disguising the closet door. It just blends into the wall now and doesn’t compete with the pretty blue door.
    I love a colourful painted front door and can’t wait until warmer weather so I can paint ours.

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