A color block door frame can transform the opening between two rooms.
It’s fascinating to see the way paint can be used to create visual effects. Previously, I’ve written about painted-on headboards in bedrooms, where a professional color consultant created headboards in the master bedroom and her kids’ bedroom with blocks of paint color. The job was so skillful it’s not obvious there is no actual bed furniture until you look very closely. The French term trompe l’oeil means “fool the eye” and murals painted on walls are another way to make a room look larger or wider; wallpapers also can serve the same purpose. But in my mind, no material is better, or more cost effective, than paint when a transformation is needed in a room.
Recently I found a photo [top] of a doorway with no molding or other architectural embellishments. It’s the type of opening that can result from a renovation when two rooms are connected by removing a section of a wall, but no door is needed. This ingenious solution uses dark blue paint to create a color block door frame that heighten its importance as a portal. While the doorway is highly staged it also shows how a problem opening might be turned into a focal point. The dark painted-on door casing helps widen the opening significantly and command attention. While this might be a somewhat eccentric look, it could be very effective in an open plan home where walls meet awkwardly or where an interior room is opened up to gain more light. Best of all, once the proper proportions for the color block door frame are calculated, it becomes an easy DIY job that requires nothing more than some basic measuring skills, a quart of semi-gloss paint, a paintbrush, roller, and a container of Frog tape (check out their how-to video gallery) to help keep the painted frame crisp and perfectly neat!
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