How to Paint a Color Block Accent on a Door

INSIDE: How to easily and quickly paint a color block accent on a bland and boring door.

How to paint a color block accent to a doorDo you have a bland, boring door in your midst? I do. Mine leads to a little powder room off our combined mudroom-laundry room. A cream-colored door in a cream-colored room flanked by a white washing machine and dryer on one side and a white mudroom cubby system on the other. I don’t know about you but b-o-r-i-n-g.

So I grabbed a can of paint and a small dose of courage – not because I’m afraid of color but because I didn’t want to have to repaint the door should it not turn out – and set to adding a color block accent to this rather dull door.

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how to paint a color block accent on a door

Color blocking is a big trend these days. What is color blocking, you ask? Color blocking takes bold opposites on the color wheel and puts them together for the widest contrast possible.  The only other extreme color block combination is black/white. (Source)  

– Paint + brush
– Ruler + pencil
Painter’s tape

Paint a color block on a door

Give the door a base coat, if needed, of the first color. Mine simply needed a touch-up.
How to easily add a color block accent to a door

Once dry, determine where and how big of a color block you want. I opted to use a ruler to draw a line with pencil where I wanted the color block accent.
How to easily add a color block accent to a door

Then I lined up the painter’s tape with my pencil line. Took a deep breath. And applied the contrasting color.
How to easily add a color block accent to a door

From bland and boring to suddenly colorfully interesting!
How to paint a color block accent to a door

It’s pretty amazing the difference this simple color block accent adds not only to the door but to the room.

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12 thoughts on “How to Paint a Color Block Accent on a Door

  1. Kelsey says:

    How cool, I never would have thought to do this! It definitely adds some interest and a nice pop of color. That blue is lovely. I’m Stopping by from Peace, Love, Link up!

  2. Dara says:

    I do like the color combination! I’m not sure I can do any of my doors though because all of them are the old fashioned type with the rectangular inserts…I have no idea how to describe what i mean 😀 I guess I could paint all of the recessed parts a different color??? I am design-challenged!

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Yes, I know exactly what kind of doors you are talking about! I think you could totally do that. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Celeste says:

    This is a super neat idea and so creative! I love the pop of color it adds to the door. This is such a great way to add character to a plain, boring door. That and hide those scuff marks that always seem to end up at the bottom of the door… or is that just in our house? 😉

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