The unusual door trend that’s sweeping social media

Instagram is filled with colourful doors but this new trend is focusing on a particular part
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  • So far, 2020 has brought us a lot of paint trends — first came painted floorboards, then painted ceilings and now we are turning our attention to door frames.

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    It seems these colourful frames are the latest trend sweeping Instagram. Over the years we’ve seen colour blocking, feature walls and brightly coloured doors, but this new phenomenon focuses solely on the humble frame.

    We can see why it’s so popular. It’s a great way to add interest and colour to a space, without undergoing a complete interior overhaul.

    As such a small part of a room, there’s the option to repaint or change it every once in a while — so you can experiment with different colours and designs. It’s also ideal for injecting colour into a space, in a minimalist fashion.

    The trend is already taking off on Instagram. Blogger @churchill.drive shared how she used the trend in her house in Scotland, by adding a vibrant yellow shade to her grey-toned room.

    Those feeling a little braver can opt for a creative pattern which bleeds out onto the wall — like London-based designers 2lgstudio. Their Instagram page showcases their bright pink door frame with scalloped edges, which protrudes onto the surrounding walls.

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    Anyone looking to dip their toe in the trend can test out more neutral shades, like grey and cream — especially with a room that’s all-white. Architect Emil Dervish shared on her Instagram a simple yet effective way to get involved with the trend for those who are more colour-shy.

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    The trend extends to doorways, too. Many interior designers are showcasing their imaginative looks on Instagram — like Paris-based creative Pierre Yovanovitch, who extended his yellow design onto the doorway walls.

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    #scenography #designparadetoulon #mlleoops #pierreyovanovitch @villanoailles @jeanpierreblanc1 #pistoletto @galleriacontinua @laurentgrasso @emmanuelperrotin @lesageinterieurs Scène 3 Décor : La chambre La nouvelle pièce ne déplait pas à Mlle Oops. S’en dégage une atmosphère teintée de nostalgie. « Ce doit être la chambre de l’évêque », se dit-elle. À moins
que ce ne soit la sienne. En guise de tête de lit, une broderie lui rappelle l’œil d’Abel qui, au-delà de la tombe, poursuit implacablement Caïn. En face, un miroir recouvert de peinture rouge évoque non pas le sang, mais l’ambition de l’évêque. Ne désire-t-il pas avant tout troquer sa robe violette contre celle, rouge, des cardinaux ? Toujours seule, Mlle Oops se demande : « L’amour vient-il en dormant ? ». Elle prend le verre d’eau posé sur la table de nuit et avale les comprimés laissés à côté. Mlle Oops dors puis se réveille. Assise sur le bord du lit, elle se sent reposée mais vide de tout rêve. Il lui est donc impossible de savoir si elle a aimé. À se demander si elle
en est capable… Inquiète, Mlle Oops compte les porte- manteaux xés dans le mur, à 80 cm du sol, se déshabille et se dirige vers celui dont les vêtements lui plaisent le plus. Elle s’en empare et le vers la bibliothèque. Scene 3 Decor: the bedroom This new room does not displease Mlle Oops, it emits an atmosphere tinged with nostalgia. “It must be the bishop’s room”, she thinks to herself. Unless it is hers. An embroidery serves as a kind of headboard, reminding her of Abel’s eye which relentlessly pursued Cain from beyond the grave. Opposite, is a mirror covered in red paint which does not evoke blood, but the bishop’s ambitions. Does he not above all want to swap his violet cassock for that of a red cardinal’s? Still alone, Mlle Oops asks herself: “Does love come when asleep?” She takes a glass of water placed on the bedside table and swallows the pills which were next to it.

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    The important thing to remember is that painted edges essentially frame a door. So, if you have a colourful door already, painting the frame a simpler colour (like white) will help to highlight it.

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    Much like the other paint trends we’ve seen this year, there’s room for lots of experimentation — so don’t hold back!

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