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Black interior doors are very much the trend these days because of how it makes a room look more elegant and modern. That is why people tend to choose darker or neutral colours for their interior doors as it would not only be easier to complement other designs, but also stand out on its own. However, some people find it difficult to maintain this colour for more reasons than one. Should you paint your interior doors black? Here are some of the facts you should know about having black doors.

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Matte black doors easily get fingerprints all over them.

Matte colours are indeed more susceptible to fingerprint marks, especially if it is black. However, that doesn’t mean it has to stay on forever. A homemade remedy for this is very simple: use a magic eraser and a clean cloth. Dampen the eraser a little bit, erase those marks, and then wipe it clean! It is that simple, with little to no expense on your end.

Black doors often appear dusty.

Most matte black items can accentuate how dusty it is just because the light colour of the dust stands out. This is more difficult to deal with especially if you have pets that shed their fur. The nooks and crannies of these doors will attract dust and will show it. What you can do with this is simply vacuum it, better if you have a vacuum with soft brush bristles at the end. 

Why you should consider having black interior doors

It is no secret that black makes everything look more elegant and posh. If you are looking to redesign your home interior, having a black door would make things a lot easier for you. You can venture on different styles and still have it fit with your black door. What is not to love?

For the trim of the door, you can opt for white or black depending on your approach to the style. Either way, both colours would make sure that your door would fit right into its place. You also have the option to replace your doorknobs with a stunning mortise lock to go with it. That is the beauty of having a beautiful black door: you can never go wrong in designing it.

If you’re still having trouble choosing the right colour for you, then do some swatches, apply it on paper and stick it on your door, or if you’re looking to paint over it, then paint on the door itself and see how each colour looks and feels along with the room it is in. Does it fit the style? Does it fit the colours? You can also ask an expert to make sure that you get the best out of every penny!

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Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.