INSIDE: How to easily and quickly paint a color block accent on a bland and boring door.
Do you have a bland, boring door in your midst? I do. Mine leads to a little powder room off our combined mudroom-laundry room. A cream-colored door in a cream-colored room flanked by a white washing machine and dryer on one side and a white mudroom cubby system on the other. I don’t know about you but b-o-r-i-n-g.
So I grabbed a can of paint and a small dose of courage – not because I’m afraid of color but because I didn’t want to have to repaint the door should it not turn out – and set to adding a color block accent to this rather dull door.
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how to paint a color block accent on a door
Color blocking is a big trend these days. What is color blocking, you ask? Color blocking takes bold opposites on the color wheel and puts them together for the widest contrast possible. The only other extreme color block combination is black/white. (Source)
– Paint + brush
– Ruler + pencil
– Painter’s tape
Paint a color block on a door
Give the door a base coat, if needed, of the first color. Mine simply needed a touch-up.
Once dry, determine where and how big of a color block you want. I opted to use a ruler to draw a line with pencil where I wanted the color block accent.
Then I lined up the painter’s tape with my pencil line. Took a deep breath. And applied the contrasting color.
From bland and boring to suddenly colorfully interesting!
It’s pretty amazing the difference this simple color block accent adds not only to the door but to the room.
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