Do I need to choose doors that match the color of the floor?Or maybe the other way around? Make them invisible or contrasting? Answers to all these questions, as well as design advice and real examples - in this article The question of which color to choose sooner or later overtakes everyone who makes repairs in an apartment or house. The problem becomes especially urgent if the floor covering has already been selected. Do I need to match doors to match its color? If not, then make them 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 we learned how professional designers choose the color of doors and floors in their projects. Combination options No. 1.Floor and doors of the same color Doors that match the flooring are considered classics - like shoes that match a handbag. And just like in fashion, their combination is not required today. If you decide to choose a door tone to match 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. No. 2.Multi-tone difference The difference between the color of the floor and multi-tone doors is quite common. If you do not like too bright contrasts, then this option will definitely suit you. With a white ceiling and dark flooring, the door will act as a kind of connecting element and create a smoother transition, since the interior is always visually "read" from top to bottom. No. 3.Doors are lighter than the floor The most popular version of the "light doors + dark floor" ensemble is the door leaf against the background of white walls and wooden flooring. This combination is relevant for many styles, and is 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 such a technique as doors in the color of the walls. We like it when the customer cannot find them immediately after installation. Thus, we draw attention to the idea and character of the interior, and not to its constituent elements. We regularly use doors for flush-mounted finishing; paint, wallpaper or plaster can be applied to their surface. For us, such a design allows us to either hide the door from 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" No. 4.Doors are darker than the floor To some, the idea of dark doors in the interior (and even against the background of a light floor) may seem quite radical, but there are at least three reasons to pay attention to this technique. Firstly, dark doors look very stylish, and secondly, they combine all the dark elements together, making the interior harmonious and complete. Thirdly, a dark color is just practical. Of course, dirt, dust and hand stains will remain on the black door, but at least they will be less noticeable. Oksana Tsymbalova, designer:- You can paint the door in the nursery with graphite paint (remember that it comes in different colors, not just black!) And thus create a board for drawing, notes, wishes, etc. Such a door not only looks interesting, but also becomes a platform for creativity, unites and carries children and family members into the world of interesting communication. № 5. Colored doors as an accent Sometimes it is necessary that the door was neutral or completely disguised in the wall, so as not to distract attention from the decor of the room. But anything 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. It can be either a part of a whole environment saturated with colors, or a bright color accent in a monochrome interior. Okana Tsymbalova, designer:- The second approach that we use in our work is doors that either echo with interior elements (furniture, textiles, etc.), or are a bright decorative element on the wall. In this case, the door unites the entire interior into a whole and creates a certain character. The door can be absolutely any color, but remember that this color must be present somewhere else in the interior, albeit in different shades. Combination 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 can seem bulky 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"