Last week, on a whim, I painted the inside of our front door a shiny black. I actually used the same gloss paint I got for the bench, but in this lighting it definitely reads black–which I love.
I can’t believe the difference! It made our old beat up door look new and expensive. I was kind of worried about doing such a dark color in a space where there so much light pouring in, but none reflecting on this surface, making it look kind of darker–but the dark door actually provided a stark contrast that made everything around it appear brighter.
Is the inside of your front door painted? I’ve seen some beautiful examples of colorful ones (this is a favorite!) as well as classic black. I’m so glad I took the plunge. If you do opt to paint the inside of yours a darker shade, like black, I’d highly recommend going glossy too–so dramatic!