Doors and walls, which colours to choose? Harmony or contrast? These are just some of the questions to ask when defining the colour scheme for your project.
When furnishing your home, you should pay particular attention not only to the furniture, but also to the choice of doors, which are an essential element of the connection between one environment and another, influencing both the style and the comfort and livability of the rooms. From a stylistic and aesthetic point of view, a linear relationship between the colours of the walls and the different finishes of the interior doors is not only a pleasure to look at, but also a way of enhancing and balancing the interior of your home.
How to create a harmonious colour scheme
Whether you want to try to contrast the two colours of the door and the wall, or to harmonise them as much as possible in order to positively differentiate your home from others, as well as to express your desires and preferences, Ermetika recommends that you choose the colour according to the effect you want to achieve in a particular room. For example, in bedrooms, we will generally try to create as relaxing and welcoming an atmosphere as possible, so we will opt for warmer and neutral tones. In the communal areas, however, we will try to create brighter environments by using very light colours, or environments with a strong impact by contrast, highlighting fixtures and furniture.
Walls with white doors
A room is instantly brightened by the installation of a lacquered door in light colours such as white, dove grey or ivory. Combined with a white wall, it gives the room a sense of width, continuity and linearity. It also highlights the rest of the furniture, which is usually in a different colour. On the other hand, as you can see from the following images of the Ermetika Evolution and Absolute Swing products, if you want to give an environment a stronger identity, while remaining in a refined atmosphere of comfort and hospitality, it is advisable to install white (or light) doors on more neutral walls, such as grey, antique pink or powder, caramel or sage green, or on darker walls, such as wood or dark grey.
Walls with dark doors
If your intention is to create a space of strong impact and with a more decisive design, then you could opt for interior doors with darker and colder colors, such as black, gray, brown, blue to be installed on walls of soft color, but darker. You could, however, recommend to place side by side and contrast darker doors to walls with lighter shades anyway, since a too dark color could turn out a small and dark room, atmosphere that over time could be unpleasant and uncomfortable. Alternatively, you could opt for the use of a dark wooden door, to give a certain atmosphere of warm classicism and elegance to the environment, as you can see from the image below that shows an interior door with dark wood finish with visible grain installed on a sliding door frame Evolution by Ermetika.
Coordinate walls and doors with each other
Another way to decorate your home or any type of property is to perfectly match the colours of the walls and doors. In this case, of course, the combinations are endless: from total white to taupe or wooden doors, to the most vivid and bizarre colours and patterns, or even special patterns thanks to the application of wallpaper on the doors. The effect is one of total and linear continuity, but the possibilities are as great as the difficulty of creating an environment that is always comfortable and will not tire the user over the years.