10 Eye-Catching Bold Interior Doors
One of our favorite elements of every home is the front door. Choosing the right door is such an important design decision because it’s a high-impact element that sets the tone for the rest of the home. When it comes to interior doors, we’re so used to viewing them as one of the few places where uniformity and continuity are key that we seldom give them as much consideration as the other decorative elements of the home. We stick with the tried-and-true white door, and give more thought to the hardware. That’s what makes a bold interior door all the more unexpected and intriguing. Keep scrolling to see our favorite statement-making interior doors, and get inspired to add a daring flourish to your own.
These blue velvet doors are serious showstoppers. The sumptuous fabric, bold hue, and nail-head detail are right at home among other lively accents such as colorful yellow leather chairs, punchy modern art, and geometric-patterned floors. The doors don’t get lost in the space, but rather, complement it and evidence a thoughtful design ethos that considers each and every detail.
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Sliding barn doors are site-appropriate in this cabin-like home. But using up-market doors and painting them a rich, dusty turquoise makes the space feel more refined and prevents the space from feeling overly rustic. Rich, wide-plank shiplap walls and bright white floors nicely set off the doors, while the black iron hardware adds a utilitarian, modern touch.
This pair of matching emerald doors with tastefully simple nail-head trim adds an unexpected element to this elegant, subdued hallway. They hint at the sprightly décor in the room beyond, providing a smooth transition from the restrained corridor to the creative space beyond.
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Rarely do we see an industrial environment look so sophisticated. This massive set of folding doors in a bronze finish perfectly complements the steel walls and provides an excellent example of how to mix metallic finishes to stunning effect. The large round windows provide necessary negative space to make the entryway feel welcoming while clearly demarcating the otherwise open-plan space.
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Simple white walls and floors provide the perfect foundation for an unexpected lime green door. Choosing a door with more traditional lines that echo the molding above the doorframe creates continuity. Oversized modern art heightens the contrast and creates an unmistakable modern feel.
We’re accustomed to seeing intricately carved wood doors on the exterior of buildings, so it’s refreshing to see this elaborate feature make its way inside the home. The doorway’s unique shape feels mystical and adds an enchanting air to the space. We love the generous use of pattern, too. The symmetrical wainscoting makes the hallway feel larger, and the reclaimed wood floors set in a herringbone pattern adds another point of visual interest.
The geometric nail-head pattern accenting this milky white door stylishly continues the abstract lines of the red wall while also breaking up the print so as to keep it from overwhelming the space. The gold nails add a glamorous touch to this moody, artful space, and prevent it from feeling too formal and overdone.
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This simple white hallway feels anything but ordinary thanks to a surprising pair of doors in vibrant orange and green hues. These two colors are an unexpected combination, but they work to create a unique, playful atmosphere that feels fresh and cheeky. Contemporary art and a subtle, modern light fixture tie the space together.
It can be so tempting to maintain the pristine, uncluttered atmosphere that white and gray tones create. But we prefer the fun, '50s-inspired vibe created by these blue, yellow, and reddish-pink doors. Also, with such contemporary hardware, these doors would have felt a touch too austere and sterile had they been painted a more traditional color. Instead, the colorful doors add a novel sense of curiosity that make us want to peek behind each one.
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We love how this neon yellow-green door punctuates this crisp, cool black-and-white palette. It adds an irreverent note to the otherwise studied space and lends the home a playful, spirited vibe. The vivid shade is the perfect foil for the more traditional elements of the home, like the molding above the door, antique switch plates, and herringbone floor.