Why You Should Paint Your Interior Doors Dark

So I don't know if you have looked at purchasing doors before, but they are not cheap. Even doorknobs are surprisingly expensive. BUT I am trying to get rid of all of our dated brass. And white interior paint is just asking to get dirty. So after repainting all of our white trim in the basement, I decided our doors had to have a change!

Isn't this awesome! It looks so fancy! I even considered painting them black, and may eventually someday, but I didn't want to actually buy new doorknobs, so I stuck with gray. You can see in the photos below a better idea of what they looked like before. Standard, white, plain doors with the dated brass hardware. BORING. 

I spray painted the doorknobs and hinges black and painted the doors a nice gray color. Now the white molding really pops around it! It looks so much more polished and modern! And black and gray are pretty much the best colors when you're trying to avoid scratches and dirt marks. 

I can't wait to do this to all of our upstairs doors too! There are a few more up there though, ten versus four, so that may have to wait a little bit! But I don't regret it for a second. There was concern that painting the doors dark would make the space feel smaller, or darker. But I don't think that's the case at all! Never underestimate the impact you can make with just a bucket of paint! Seriously the cheapest way to change the look of a room. 

What are you painting lately? Any idea's for me? I love a good before and after photo! Feel free to send them my way, I'd love to see!