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What color to paint sides of a swinging door

9 years ago


Frequent poster over on kitchen forum but first time in paint forum.

I have a quandary with the double hinged swinging door between our kitchen and dining room. Our dining room has a very creamy trim color (BM 344). Our kitchen trim color is cloud white. Previously this door swung into a Butlers pantry that had the same trim color so no problem, both sides and door trim were painted the creamy color. Now we have remodeled the kitchen and Butlers pantry is gone, you enter kitchen directly from dining room.

This door swings either way ( into kitchen or into dining room depending on which way you are heading). Most of the time we will have the door propped open, swung into the dining room which means kitchen side will show. So what color do I do on kitchen side of door? i am set on doing dining room trim color on dining room side . Will it be odd if we paint the kitchen side the white cloud but when propped open in the dining room with the creamy trim will it look like we made a mistake?

Hope you can understand our scenario.

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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