When to Paint the Inside of Your Front Door

Painting the front door is a fairly common design strategy. It highlights the entrance, adds visual interest, and makes a statement about your taste and personality.

But another part of the front door is unfortunately neglected: the inside of it. Painting or staining the inside of the front door, much like painting the outside of it, provides a focal point in the entry and serves as a design element that’s frequently overlooked.

An awesome color can brighten the entire entry. Picture these entries with a plain white door:

Entry by Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders & Remodelers


Entry by Julie Holloway


Entry by Jeff Luth – Soldano Luth Architects

That wouldn’t be¬†quite as striking, would it?

Complement other elements – color or style – of the entry design, creating a harmonious effect:
Entry by In Site Designs
Entry by Alice Lane Home Collection


Entry by Tate + Burns Architects LLC

Those doors just pull the entire space together.

Or add drama to an otherwise quieter space:
Entry by My Design Studio, Yasmine Goodwin


Entry by Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard


Entry by Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design
What color is the inside of your front door?