The recent colour trends for interiors suggests neutrals in the grey range which will compliment strong colours such as reds, purples and bright greens and also compliment more subtle pastel shades of pinks like calamine, French Gray and fresh greens. Consequently the door industry has also developed veneer finishes in a series of grey shades. Doorsan are supplying a massive designer range of doors in On Trend timber colour choices to cover all design preferences. Look out for Ash Grey, Chocolate Grey and Light grey veneer shades to compliment this years colour trend. Alternatively, Pre-Primed, solid core white doors are available in some stunning styles ready to be painted in your own colour choices.
The finishing treatments for interior timber doors has developed and changed many times through the 20th century to keep pace with changing tastes and trends. The 1960's and 70's saw traditional properties remodelled extensively and the fashion to strip back previously painted pine doors to their natural appearance become popular. This technique, although thought to be 'trendy' at the time, was not always successful as the doors then revealed their chequered past, displaying nail holes and damage where locks and handles had been fitted along with remnants of paint. This practice led to the demand for brand new Pine doors to replace the old battered doors, these were then stained and varnished. The new Polyurethane varnishes of the time protected the wood yet soon yellowed with age which were then viewed to be unattractive, ultimately, these doors were often painted again, completing the circle. During this period, the furniture industry used pine, particularly Knotty Pine, to make a vast range of styles to compliment the fashion for natural timber used in our properties.
A similar situation also applies today as the timber veneers used in furniture are also represented in timber doors. For American White Oak see the Mega and Custom Skyline and the Nostalgia range in Rustic Oak are extremely popular for internal doors. White Oak is veneer is appropriate for both contemporary and traditional door styles as the fine figured graining looks good in large planks and panels and as a solid piece for beading and groove detailing. American Black Walnut is also used extensively in the furniture industry and for veneering many contemporary door styles. The striking colour of walnut and attractive graining compliments the sleek lines of modern designer door styles. The style features of these doors often include chrome strip detailing and stunning glass positioning. These contemporary doors are very popular for modern properties including homes, restaurants and hotels.