Neutral colours are now becoming the style of interior designs. This is because grey tones can make a house look especially elegant. It also is in line with the minimalist approach, a trending style that puts aside extravagance or ostentation and chooses beauty in simplicity. Because of this, many are curious or interested in having black interior doors, as it is very elegant and can easily pair with most home designs. Here are some of the know-hows you can take away if you are thinking about having black interior doors.
Cleaning black doors
Cleaning black doors are fairly easy, especially if you do this regularly. Dust on the corners and crevices of your panelled door can be cleaned by using a vacuum cleaner, much better if it has bristles on the end. If not, a simple cloth or sponge soaked in warm soapy water will do.
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Removing fingerprints off of the surface
Sometimes, we don’t need to clean the whole door, we just want to get rid of the nasty fingerprints off of that matte surface. A trick you can do with this is to grab a good rubber, dip it in water, then erase the prints off the surface. Afterwards, you can wait for it to dry or just wipe it clean with a dry cloth.
Maintaining a black door
Sometimes people think maintaining a black door is more difficult than lighter colours. However, it actually can be a whole lot easier. For one, dirt stains are less visible in black doors, whereas it is perfectly displayed on a white door. Dust is less visible as well, so while regular cleaning can be good for your door, lack of cleaning won’t exactly show on the surface.
Should you consider having a black door?
The answer is why not. Black doors are easily adaptable with different styles and setups, and can surely add to the aesthetic of your home. If you are looking for an easy colour that can complete your look, then black is the way to go.
If you are still unsure, you can try colour swatches for your door. You can paint on paper and stick it to your door, or paint on the door itself for you to grasp how it actually looks like. Try other grey tones as well, as this may have a similar effect with black colour. Once you have repainted your door, try changing up its hardware as well. Mortise locks go well with this style. There you have it, an elegant black interior door!
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Wooden Window and Door Specialist
This article was written on behalf of Fortis & Hooke by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.