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We are currently re-doing our entire home (a small cape cod).  We currently painting our new hallway drywall and doors.  I don't know what color to paint the doors.  It's a narrow hallway with 5 doors (closet, bedroom, den, bathroom, basement) that opens into our kitchen and living room.  We're re-doing our kitchen next with no decisions about colors, tile, as of yet (I will keep my white cabinets/appliances).  The living room is an almond paste (Olympic paint from Lowe's)- a beige-like color with while base, crown molding, and ceiling (it's a small room).  We are going to paint the hallway the same color with white trim around the doors and base molding.  We don't know what color to paint the doors (white or almond paste).  Any suggestions.  Floor will soon be hardwood (we're pulling the carpet).  Thanks for any advice you can give.

Thanks for your question and for the detail you provided about existing colors/textures in your home.  

Typically, doors and trim colors are kept the same throughout the home for continuity.  I would recommend that in your case as well since you describe your home as a small cape cod.  

Color could certainly be added to your walls to create some contrast between trim and wall, but keep your trim color the same throughout.


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