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Would painting the skirting white look odd when I have solid oak doors?

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Lilliput Sat 22-Mar-14 09:03:05

We have nice solid oak doors and the skirting is oak stained to match. However I really prefer white woodwork. Would it look odd to paint the skirting but leave the doors? We plan to put oak flooring down in living room and hall to replace cream carpet. Just can't quite visualise it all.

holycowwhatnow Sat 22-Mar-14 09:25:03

That's what I have: lovely solid oak doors but white painted skirtings and architraves and I think it looks great. My sister has the same oak doors but with oak skirtings and architraves and I prefer the white. I think it's 'supposed' to be oak with oak, but I don't like too much wood.
If my 3 year old hadn't smashed my phone, I'd take a photo of mine to show you.

holycowwhatnow Sat 22-Mar-14 09:25:51

That's what I have: lovely solid oak doors but white painted skirtings and architraves and I think it looks great. My sister has the same oak doors but with oak skirtings and architraves and I prefer the white. I think it's 'supposed' to be oak with oak, but I don't like too much wood.
If my 3 year old hadn't smashed my phone, I'd take a photo of mine to show you.

givemeaclue Sat 22-Mar-14 09:26:25

We have a lot of oak. We have painted our skirting a same colour as walls it looks much better than either oak or white

ArtisanScotchEgg Sat 22-Mar-14 09:30:25

Given the door frame is white, white skirting is fine.

If you use Google images, you can probably find a photo of what you are planning to see if it suits.

Lilliput Sat 22-Mar-14 09:39:37

Door frames are also stained oak.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 24-Mar-14 18:36:29

I think the skirting should match the door frame

burnishedsilver Tue 25-Mar-14 14:13:56

White frame, white skirting and wood doors can look very well together.

Stubbed Tue 25-Mar-14 14:17:07

Wood skirting boards and door frames look dirty...

dazzlingdeborahrose Sun 30-Mar-14 19:42:52

I have oak doors and white skirting. However, my door frames are white. Not sure how it would look with oak frames. You might have to consider painting the door frames as well but I say go for it. It looks good.

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