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My wife and I are renovating our home.  We are putting in white trim throughout the house.  We have also purchased new pine doors which are not painted or stained.  I am not too excited about painting these doors white; I would like to take advantage of the real wood .  We are concerned the white trim will not look good with stained doors though.  Also, we are putting in all polished nickel hardware.  We have wood flooring throughout the main level and carpeting on our second floor.  Can we stain the doors or is the best look to have the doors white?  

Hi.  Thanks for writing and for your question.  Typically, doors and trims are the same, BUT, they don't have to be.  In many Traditional Style homes, you see a mix of wood stain and white.  Since you have wood flooring, if you do opt to stain the wood doors, stain them to match the flooring.

This is really a matter of personal choice, and there is no wrong or right way to do it.


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