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New Trend: Painted Door Frames and Wall Openings

There is a new trend making the rounds... if you don't fancy painting the walls for a splash of colour - why not just paint a door frame!

17/03/2020

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I'm a big fan of colour in my home, but not in large doses. I have tried painting walls in trendy colours and have got tired of changing the colours with the ins and outs of what's trending. I love this idea of being able to add some colour to a room simply by painting the frame around the door or any opening / arch, or even one edge of a door, and it gives you the opportunity to introduce pops of bold colour without too much cost and very little effort. Even if it is a trend, you might decide you like it so much you keep your door frames painted in bright colours!

 

 

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Don't you just love the pop of orange that peeps out at the edge of the door!

Use colours from a room to add an interesting feature around door frames!

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Darker or bright colours provide greater impact and an eye-catching feature.

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Painted door frames and wall openings are similar to painting trim in different colours and is an easy way to bring high-impact style to your home, especially if you don't fancy the idea of painting an entire wall in a bold colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HERE'S HOW:

If you want to try out this look in your own home, grab some painter's tape to mask off the areas around where you will be painting, put down a drop cloth or some newspaper, and pop into your nearest paint store to buy a small can of water-based or oil-based enamel paint in your favourite colour.

Apply 2 to 3 coats of paint, allowing sufficient drying time between each coat.

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In a home that is decorated in monochromatic colours or a neutral colour palette, painting a door frame or wall arch in a bold colour adds character!

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If you don't think that a door frame adds enough colour, be brave and paint the entire door in a bold colour- that's sure to make an even bigger impact!

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If you prefer the impact without the colour, try outlining a door frame in a solid black gloss paint.

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