Door Decor: Up the Ante with Color, Pattern and Texture

Door Decor: Up the Ante with Color, Pattern and Texture

Jennifer Hunter
Sep 3, 2014

If you're still rockin' a plain jane door then you're missing an opportunity to add a ton of personality to your space. After all, it's a small, manageable, low-commitment area that's just begging for some color, pattern or texture. Here's the inspiration you need to add all three!


Just a quick color change can take your boring door to a whole, new level. Just look at the punch that these doors give to both interior and exterior spaces.

A San Francisco townhouse from Feldman Architecture via Architizer

(Image credit: Lindsay Wood)

Beautiful blue at Alex & Wendy's Evolving Victorian.

(Image credit: Claire Bock)

Bold red! Thanks, Clare Bock.


If you're feeling even bolder, try adding a touch of kicky pattern to your door. Grab some painter's tape and go crazy creating anything from simple color-blocking to a more elaborate, graphic design.

Painted Door Project (DIY it!) at One King's Lane.

Graphic door in the NYC office of Hello Giggles.


Want to really go for it? The doors below are true showstoppers. From pink in Palm Springs to a nailhead design any avid DIYer can do (see the links for the instructions), these textured doors are perfect examples of usable art.

Textured pink door courtesy of Moises Esquenazi

Want to DIY this gorgeous door? HGTV will show you how.

Another DIY to try. DesignSponge will tell you how.

Everyone loves a hidden door! Peter Pennoyer Architects via COCOCOZY.

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