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Painting internal doors and skirtings dilemma

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Thebirthdayparty Sun 25-Feb-18 15:41:30

I am in the process of decorating my hallway. I painted inside the front door Farrow and Ball pavillion grey but I dislike it. I really want to paint it downpipe or hague blue or french grey.

However my hallway is small with light coloured floorboards and is very much a thoroughfare only. Leading off it are four doors, all of which are currently white. I was wondering if I painted inside the front door, if I should then paint all the sides of the internal doors in the hallway the same colour?

Alternatively, I could paint the skirtings and inside the front door only a 'colour' and leave the doors white but I think this might look odd if I paint the architraves around the internal doors but leave them white?

Has anyone painted their halls like this or does anyone have any ideas?

namechangedtoday15 Sun 25-Feb-18 15:48:16

Not painted but we have a charcoal composite front door which is v similar to Downpipe. We have white skirting (F&B All White) and white staircase (rail & spindles etc) but left 1930s original internal doors natural (oak). It looks lovely (I think). I'd paint your front door but keep your doors and woodwork as white.

Thebirthdayparty Sun 25-Feb-18 16:13:36

Thank you. That sounds very nice. I think it is lovely to have some natural wood in the area and your oak doors sound very nice. The only wood I will have is the stair handrail although the floor is a pale wood too (its ok, not great but affordable).

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Sun 25-Feb-18 16:15:02

We've always painted the back of the front door white, irregardless of the outside colour?

Thebirthdayparty Sun 25-Feb-18 16:23:16

When I originally painted the wooden door, I put a primer on it that was white but I didn't particularly like it. I'd like to make an otherwise very ordinary hall more contemporary I've been looking at too many interior blogs I think

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