Asked on Apr 19, 2017

Do you paint doors the same color as walls or trim?

Dawn Stevens
by Dawn Stevens
What is the proper "paint etiquette?"
  6 answers
  • Jennifer Cooke Jennifer Cooke on Apr 19, 2017

    I love my inside doors white and crisp! Usually matche the trim in my house! Lol

  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds Colleen Sturma Reynolds on Apr 19, 2017

    my doors are wood color and my trim is white. I think it's a personal preference type of thing. Just remember if you paint the doors, they will need to be touched up often as the paint will get nicked

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2017

    Paint is a very personal preference.

  • Int2363025 Int2363025 on Apr 20, 2017

    As the reference is made, it is your choice. The professional and correct way to paint trim and doors is Same Color on trim and doors in enamel paint. The exception to this rule is if your doors are birch, oak or any wood , then those will stain. Go look at new houses on Open House . This will help you make up your preference. Most of the doors sold today are textured white. Therefore, they need to be primed and painted. Hope this helps. If you do great prep work and use good enamel paint they will last. Then you can paint the wall any color in the different rooms. J

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Apr 20, 2017

    It's a personal choice. I've painted doors black with white trim, wood grain doors with white trim, and doors the same color as the walls. Whatever the homeowner wanted. What would you like the most? Go for it! Your house, Your rules. Best of luck.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Apr 21, 2017

    How you do it is up to you! Trim can actually be whatever color you want. The current trend is to paint everything the same color...walls, trim, baseboards. I'd use different sheens if I did this. I've seen houses where the trim was black, and it was wonderful! Doors don't have to match trim and baseboards. I think there should be consistency throughout so you don't end up with a clown house.