5 Sly Ways to Add Color in the Home

If you tend to stray from color in the home, painting a door frame is one way to add a dash without fully committing. Here are five clever examples.

Above: A wide border painted around a door frame emphasizes the original architrave; photo by James Merrell via Living Etc. Does green catch your attention? If so, visit Remodelista‘s Room Gallery to see the color used in various rooms.

Above: A color-blocked door frame, via Desire to Inspire (via Skona Hem).

Above: A doorway in Sweden via Koncept Stockholm.

Above: In the Paris apartment of a furniture collector, a doorway is painted blue with Emery & Cie paint; photo by Christian Schaulin for Dwell.

Above: At the Capri Suite hotel in Italy, a door frame is outlined in yellow. See more unique ways to incorporate yellow on Palette & Paints: Modern Yellow.

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Vicky Baker
Vicky B.2 years ago

I like these a lot, they are simple but stylish. Adding a splash of colour to any home.

Tania S.
Tania S.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I am just in the middle of adding color to my home.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers3 years ago


Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago


Gloria picchetti
Gloria picchetti3 years ago

It's pretty and if you don't like it then it's easy to change.

B J.
BJ J.3 years ago

Easy and easily changed.

Karen G.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Boo O.
Boo B.3 years ago

LOVE this idea!! Except all my doorways are wood. *sigh*

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago