Do I need to choose doors to match the color of the floor? And can, on the contrary? Make them invisible or contrast? The answers to all these questions, as well as the advice of designers and real examples - in this article The question of what color to choose, sooner or later overtakes everyone who does in an apartment or house repairs. Especially the actual problem becomes if the floor covering has already been selected. Do I need to match the doors to its color? If not, are they lighter or darker? Or maybe choose some bright bold shade? In this article we have collected answers to all questions and rules of combinations, and at the same time learned how professional designers choose the color of doors and floors in their projects. Variants of combinations No. 1. Floor and doors of the same color Doors, matched to the tone of the floor covering, are considered classics - like matching shoes. And just like in fashion, today their combination is not mandatory. If you decide to choose a door tone to tone to the floor, try to find the most similar material, because complete harmony is achieved not only with the help of one color, but also thanks to a single texture. № 2. The difference in several tones The difference between the color of the floor and the doors in a few tones is quite common. If you do not like too bright contrasts, then this option is exactly right for you. With a white ceiling and a dark floor covering, the door will act as a connecting element and create a smoother transition, since visually the interior is always "read" from the top down. No. 3. Doors lighter than the floor The most popular version of the ensemble "light doors + dark floor" - door leaf on the background of white walls and wooden flooring. This combination is relevant for many styles, and most often found in European apartments and in the so-called French interior. Oksana Tsymbalova, designer: - In the projects of our studio, we often use a technique such as doors in the color of the walls. We like it when the customer after installation can not immediately find them. Thus, we draw attention to the idea and character of the interior, and not to its constituent elements. We regularly use the doors to finish the flush mounting, paint, wallpapers or plaster can be applied to their surface. We are the same design allows you to either hide the door from the view, or, conversely, make it an accent. www.artdomsun.com Interior from Oksana Tsymbalova Stepan Bugaev,interior designer: - I intentionally hide the door when the interior is too full of details and an extra object can make it lurid. Also, this technique can be used, for example, in narrow corridors or small halls, when it is not necessary to focus attention on the door. I advise you to pay attention to such firms as Chameleon or Secret: the doors of these manufacturers can be painted in any color and allow them to merge with the wall. On some models, you can even lay out a tile or decorative plaster, and in classical interiors give preference to doors with panels that will move from the wall as its continuation. Interior from the Bureau of "Victory of Design" № 4. Doors darker than the floor Someone the idea of dark doors in the interior (and even against the background of the light floor) may seem quite radical, but there are at least three reasons to pay attention to such a technique. First, the dark doors look very stylish, and secondly - they unite all the dark elements together, making the interior harmonious and complete. Thirdly, a dark color is just practical. Of course, dirt, dust and stains from the hands will remain on the black door, but they will at least be less noticeable. Oksana Tsymbalova, designer: - In the children's door you can paint with a graphite paint (remember that it happens in different colors, not just black!) And create a board for drawing, records, wishes, etc. This door not only looks interesting, but also becomes a platform for creativity, unites and enthralls children and family members in a world of interesting communication. No. 5. Colored doors as an accent Sometimes it is necessary that the door be neutral or completely disguised in the wall, so as not to distract attention from the situation of the room. But everything can work in the interior, which means that the door can be turned from an inconspicuous service element into a bright accent around which the rest of the composition will be built. This can be as a part of the whole saturated with colors of the situation, as well as a bright color accent in the monochrome interior. Okana Tsymbalova, designer: - The second approach, which we use in our work, is the door that either echoes with the interior elements (furniture, textiles, etc.) or is a bright decorative element on the wall. In this case, the door unites the whole interior into a whole and creates a certain character. The door can be absolutely any color, but remember that this color should be present somewhere else in the interior, albeit in other shades. Matching rules
- The rule of trinity is: In the interior there should be no more than three primary colors. So if there are already two basic ones in the room, then the third one can be used for the door, and if there are already so many colors in the room, it is better to repeat one of the available colors.
- Remember the laws of the combination of shades: if the floor covering is made in any warm color (natural wood, amber, sand, brandy, etc.), for doors it is also better to choose a tone from the warm spectrum, even if it is a different color. The same applies to cold shades.
- Do not forget about the effect on the color of the texture in which it is present. The wooden floor always seems a little warmer, but, for example, linoleum or concrete have a very different effect on perception.
- If you want to use the whole apartmentdoors are the same color, and the floor covering in each room is different, you can choose one more or less common shade and use it for doors. And it is best to support it with the help of skirting boards that will "hold" the color of the doors through the entire interior.
- In a space, doors that contrast too much with the floor may seem cumbersome and visually make the room even smaller.
Stepan Bugaev, interior designer: - Attracting attention to the doors in the classical interior can be a good idea if you choose a magnificent door with a rich pattern or glazing. The door can also be made in the style of the interior: it can be worn, for example, if the interior in the spirit of Provence requires it. These doors are very rich in frame. In more modern interiors, you can do radically: paint the door in a contrasting color. It can have both a smooth facade and a relief facade. Very bright and unusual look doors, painted in different colors - red, blue, green - in a completely monochrome interior of white or gray. Thus, they allow you to create color coding in the space and help you orient the guests in your apartment ("Bathroom - to the right, the red door!"). Interior from the Bureau of "Victory of Design" Interior from the Bureau of "Victory of Design" Interior from the Bureau of "Victory of Design"