I love all of the bold choices that people are making with doors these days. Everyone has them, so why not make yours stand apart from the cookie cutter crowd? My personal opinion on choosing which door(s) should be your accent door starts a little like this... Do you have an odd door in your home? A pair of bifold doors, a pantry door that stands alone, a closet door that stands alone? These would always my first choice. Here are a few examples illustrating how these accent doors can make a room.
This simple pocket door would literally disappear if it was white, by painting it yellow it adds major interest that draws your eye into the kitchen.
|Layla & Kevin The Lettered Cottage|
Layla & Kevin took the opportunity to make these french doors pop by giving them a great coat of red paint.
Accent doors can be black too... this closet door is a great example. The great details are only enhanced by the black paint & the door becomes more of an art statement now.
I have had a love affair with this room for a long time now... But what better opportunity for an accent door than an interior dutch door! Perfection in my book.
|Mayme Baker as seen in House of Fifty|
Again, a special pair of french doors become even more inviting thanks to this lovely shade of lavender.
|Martha Stewart Living|
If a full accent door paralyzes you, than this little pop of color is an ideal choice. I would choose this option for a door that would most often remain open to show that fantastic sliver of color.
Don't have a door worthy of an accent? Create your own! Martha Stewart (of course) shows us that by simply rethinking a plain door with a ceiling medallion & an oversized door knob you too can have an incredible DIY accent door.
Our house currently stinks thanks to some paint fumes from our latest accent doors. (a pretty brilliant diy update if I do say so myself...) As soon as the paint dries they'll be posted!