What color should I paint interior doors that won't show dirt?

by E

What’s the best color to paint interior doors so they don’t show the area around the door knobs? I’m sick of having to clean them every day.

  7 answers
  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jul 23, 2019

    Depending upon your interior colors, you could stain them or paint them most any dark color. Brown, black, dark navy blue or dark green would be less likely to show the dirt.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jul 23, 2019

    E....i agree with Chloe...either remove white paint and stain or go with the darker colors. Good luck!

  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Jul 23, 2019

    I will agree with Chloe, you should paint the doors the color of the dirt that is being deposited on them. That would work. 🌹💖😘

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 23, 2019

    It seems that dark brown has become a popular door color. The last time we purchased some doors, they were that color rather than the off white. If you want to stay with white, paint with RustOleum enamel paint. It's super easy to keep clean.

  • Or purchase backplates for them. And get the inhabitants of your home to have better hygiene. If they can open doors, they can wash their grubby paws. You have better things to do all day than to clean up after untidy inhabitants. I certainly wouldn't tolerate it or do it. I would have the perpetrators do the cleaning.

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    • Oh dear. I feel your pain. You are a much better person than me. While I am an extremely patient person, this, to me, is inexcusable and disrespecting you and your worth. Paint the doors the color of dirt and call it a day, or, don't bother to clean behind them and turn a blind eye.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 06, 2024

    Sometimes you can choose your pathway of the least resistance, this is 1 of them.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 07, 2024

    Why not cover handles etc in dusters that will take up the dirt. Replace and wash etc. Otherwise get folk to use soap and water or wet wipes?