We’re all for Scandinavian interiors and #TeamPuti aesthetics, but sometimes you can’t help but want a bit of vibrant color in your life. So, here’s something to try: paint your door a new color! If you’re deliberate and careful with what hue you pick, this simple hack can create a lot of impact. It can tie the room together nicely or instantly add an accent to the room. Don’t believe us? Here are wonderful examples to prove our point:

Note: If you like any of the paint colors in the posts below, you’ll be glad to know that they’re available as Boysen paints! Check the paint color name and code in the description or comments section of each post.

To Complement Colors in the Room

Enhance the colors already in your space by painting your door in a hue that complements it. Here we have two examples of blue doors in different shades. Both do an excellent job of playing the role of support for the other hues in the room.

Gray is often seen as a dark and dull color (though we definitely don’t think so!). The blue of this door uplifts the gray tiles helping make the space seem brighter. The colored door adds a cozier feel too which we love. Imagine this bathroom with a stylish mirror hanging above the sink and a few indoor plants scattered around. Wouldn’t you love to have a relaxing shower in it?

Spot the blue door with its blue door jamb! The color blends in with the walls even if it’s in a different shade of blue. Want to do the same but don’t know what shade would pair well? Simply pick another element in the room in the same hue—like the sofa and throw pillows in the space above—and copy that shade for your door. Presto! You’ve tied your room together.

To Add Striking Contrast

Presenting several examples of doors in striking contrast to the wall adjacent to them! These are a little more playful than the others (which may be too much for copying at home) but we think it shows just how much of a difference a little paint can do.

Got a lot of pink at home? We don’t blame you. We’re pink lovers as well and we fully support you using a bit (or a lot) of it at home. In the photo above, soft pink is paired with a buttery yellow. Another option is to pair your soft pink with a bright yellow for a bit of a punch!

Colorful doors aren’t just for interiors. Stand out from the rest with bright, fun colors you’ll love to come home to. Notice how the door jambs and the door itself are in different hues. Consider this as an option you can do too and paint your door jamb the same color as your baseboard.

To Jazz Up White Walls

We do love the airy, bright, and clean look of whites and off-whites in a room as in Scandinavian and #TeamPuti interiors. But, yes, sometimes you just want that extra oomph in your life. Stray a little from your neutrals and get your hue fix with a colorful door.

Notice how your eye is drawn to the beautiful yellow door? A bit of color when done thoughtfully and in moderation won’t hurt your white and wood aesthetic, we promise. If you like this particular shade of yellow, it’s available as an off-the-shelf, ready-mixed color. Look for Boysen Quick Drying Enamel in Lemon Yellow B-661 (for use on wood) at your local paint retailer.

Here’s another example of a colorful door for exteriors. White and off-whites remain to be a popular choice for home exteriors in the Philippines. (Check out this blog post: 6 White Colors For Home Exteriors To Increase Curb Appeal). So, if you want to spice your white exteriors a bit, painting your door is a good way to go about it!

Convinced? Reach for Boysen Quick Drying Enamel for use on wood and metal surfaces. It comes in a variety of stunning colors. And, if you have any questions on Boysen products, our technical team will be happy to help. Send an email to ask@myboysen.com or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.

Feature image by Seokwon Kim on Unsplash


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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