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Modern Interior Doors Painted Black

Black interior doors are a look and style that have a timeless and modern quality.  For a long time I have admired the look, it has a certain sophistication and modern yet vintage style. I recently transformed my own builder grade doors by painting them with black interior paint. I have gathered some inspiration below for you, answered some of your questions  about this easy DIY  about painting interior doors black and also have some recommended black paint colors.
Hallway makeover with black doors and brown walls

Are black internal doors on trend?

Yes! Black painted interior doors actually have a timeless quality to them! Modern interior doors painted black in interior design are not only a bold choice but have the advantage of creating a focal point in a room and even hiding fingerprints (unlike white painted doors.) and imperfections. Black doors can fit into different style decor including a vintage style like Thrifty Decor Chick. I love how her kitchen looks and the dark door really makes a pop, especially with the creams and whites in her room.
Thrifty decor chick kitchen black painted door with white stools and chandelier

What is the best black paint colors to paint interior doors?

When it comes to painting interior doors black, there are quite a few brands, paint finishes and colors to choose from.   A matte or satin finish will have a more classic look while  a high gloss finish will read more modern. While oil-based paint is more durable,  latex paint with a primer tends to have less fumes and has more eco-friendly options for indoor use.

black gray doors and a wood wall


Some recommended shades of black paint are:

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black 

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore

Sherwin Williams Black Magic

Benjamin Moore Onyx
Benjamin Moore Universal Black
Benjamin Moore Soot
French doors painted black
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia painted her french doors from white doors to a matte black paint finish and they completely change the look of the inside of the room.
Interior door painted black and dark gray with carpet and gray walls

At Making Manzanita, they painted their interior traditional style 6 panel doors from white to black and it brought a warmth and sophistication to their home.

What hardware looks best with black doors?

While rubbed bronze or silver hardware go with black doors, gold or brass door knobs and hinges and brings out the warm undertones in some black paints and are bright against a dark background. We used a gold brass on our flat -paneled doors and love the contrast.
Brass door knob on black door
Most lovely things the black painted doors in her home decorating make the space feel timeless and sophisticated.
Painted black doors from Most Lovely Things
Whatever you decide, when it comes to painting your interior doors black for a more modern look they will have not only a timeless quality, but hide dirt, scuffs and hold up to the kids better than white painted doors and add a touch of elegance.


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  1. Oh I agree with you on that! I just pained my French doors outside black after falling in love with an old screen door I painted black. I love that look so much. They are dark grey on the inside, which I am still loving too. Love black doors:-)

  2. Love the black door. We had the one entrance door black up to two years ago that hubby got tired and had it renewed to it’s original solid wood color; but yes, it’s great against white walls. Love all of these images.

  3. I love the black doors too, but I think I’m going to do a twist and paint mine navy. 🙂 I’ll be sure to post them when I do!

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