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13 Most Attractive White Trim Wood Doors Ideas to Enhance Your Interior

Choosing your wood doors’ right trim color is not merely about home design knowledge with some theories that you should follow. For you to know, it is also a matter of preference.

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The same thing applied when we talk about the combination of white trim wood doors, which is also the main topic of this post. Are there any benefits you can get when you pair the wood doors with white trim?

As we already told earlier, it tends to be a matter of preference. Many people choose this very contrast combination because they like it.

However, we cannot lie that some points are considerable here. For example, white color can reflect light better. When used as the trim of wood doors, it reflects the light from the surroundings and gives prominence to the doors as a result.

White trim also works as a fabulous neutral frame for the wood doors. It can even be compatible with any colors in the interior without any difficulties. What is not to love from the trim and doors combination with all these prominent benefits, right?

In this post, we will give you the 13 most attractive white trim wood doors ideas to inspire you even better. Read further to know all of them.

1. Medium Tone Wood Front Door with White Trim and Matching Exposed Beams

a medium tone wood door with white trim in a transitional entry
a medium tone wood door with white trim in a transitional entry. image © tateburnsarch.com

The idea used in this transitional entry is just brilliant. The main purpose is about coordinating look in a neutral interior.

As you can see in the picture, the front door used here is from medium-tone wood material. It didn’t get any stain but a clear finish.

In the entry design, the door is not the only wooden item that exists. There are also exposed wood beams and custom bench made from wood.

At a glance, the three elements’ visual look very similar, and it is good for creating a coordinating look in interior design. However, if you look closely, the three are from different wooden materials.

We just love the way the front door steals attention because it gets white trim framing it. The trim here also creates a brighter impression to balance the light grey wall tone, which comes from Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172 paint.

2. White Trim to Give Prominence to Custom Mahogany Wood Doors

custom mahogany doors with white trim
custom mahogany doors with white trim. image © smithandvansant.com

As we told earlier, white trim is an excellent choice to give prominence to your wood doors. In other words, it helps the doors to steal more attention in the home design.

A good example is available in the picture of the Victorian bedroom above. This room has a gorgeous custom mahogany door that leads to the balcony outside.

This door did not get any stain. The designer only used urethane finish that finally made the door looks like what is shown in the picture.

For the match, there is a white trim with the same appearance as the one used to match the window. The color used here is Benjamin Moore Linen White 912. The wall tone is Benjamin Moore Bone White PM-30.

Although the doors and windows are in symmetrical placement in the room, you can see that the windows do not steal the mahogany doors’ appealing look. The reason is clearly that the white tone here works as something neutral.

Even the wall here is also neutral. That is why the dark tone of the French doors is still the star here.

3. Decorative White Trim for Clear-Finished Mahogany Wood Doors

mahogany wood doors with decorative white trim
mahogany wood doors with decorative white trim. image © zeroenergy.com

When you choose to include wood doors and white trim in your interior design, you must know that there are different trim styles available. For a more unusual appearance, you can choose something else than the plain-looking one.

Here we suggest you choose a decorative style as one that you can see in the picture. The look matches the beautiful crown molding well.

Another inspiration you must know from this design example is the use of the same paint for the door trim and wall. In this transitional living room design, the color used is Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White CC-20.

You may wonder about how if the same paint between the trim and wall creates a boring, monotonous look. If you think about such a thing, a solution offered by the designer of the living room is shown in the picture.

It is by using a different type of finish for each interior element. In the design, the door trim got the semi-gloss finish while the wall got the matte finish. This simple idea can create a slightly different look between the door trim and the wall tone.

4. Custom Wooden Pocket Doors Paired with White Trim

a contemporary wooden pocket doors with white trim
a contemporary wooden pocket doors with white trim. image © f-farchitects.com

The idea of using white trim applies to any type of doors. In this subheading, we will give you a different example. It is the use of white trim as the pair of trendy-looking contemporary pocket doors.

There is no complete information that we can find about this entry door design, including also the paint used for the trim and the wall. Although so, from the appearance we see in the picture, we can see that the grains of the wooden material are still visible. Besides, natural wood appearance is still strongly seen.

From all the information, there is only one strong possibility we can conclude about the wooden door. It gets a clear finish, and it looks amazing.

Another thing that we love about the design is the choice of trim for the doors and the rest of the interior. Although it is wide enough, it has a simple plain look that excellently matches the contemporary interior style.

The last but not least detail that we also want you to notice is the transom windows above the doors. We like how the white trim makes them a single unity with the wooden pocket doors.

5. White Trim to Enhance the Look of Wooden Pocket Door

5-panel Douglas fir wood pocket door with white trim
5-panel Douglas fir wood pocket door with white trim. image © whittenarchitects.com

Pocket wood door design often becomes a great solution for small spaces. However, many people do not like how it looks.

If you feel the same way about the door type, you must know that white trim can be the solution. As proof, take a look at the beach-style bathroom picture.

Its entrance is a 5-panel Douglas fir pocket door that seems to get a clear finish instead of stain. It is framed beautifully with the white trim, which paints we do not know.

Other than the gorgeous final look, we also love the choice of black hardware. It adds boldness to the door design.

Besides, we also love how the door and the trim combo look well together with the color of the tongue and groove board wall. FYI, the paint used here is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204.

6. Knotty Pine Wood Door with White Trim in a Narrow Bathroom

knotty pine wood door paired with white trim to deal with space limitation in a traditional bathroom
knotty pine wood door paired with white trim to deal with space limitation in a traditional bathroom. image © waldendesigngroup.com

If you need an example of how a white trim can contribute to dealing with small spaces, you can look at a traditional bathroom picture. As you can see, the room is quite narrow.

In this design, the white door trim does not work alone to make the small room looks larger. If you look closely, in the lower part of the place, white beadboard material exists too. Together, they create an eye-trick so that the room does not feel too tight.

It gets even better because other white elements exist in the bathroom too. Those include the sink, vanity, and shower room.

About the wooden door, of course, the white trim also gives benefit to it. It frames the knotty pine material, so there is no clash between it and the wall tone. The painting series used here is Benjamin Moore Salisbury Green HC-139.

7. Unique Wood Door Frame and White Trim Idea

a wood door which frame is not painted in white as the trim
a wood door which frame is not painted in white as the trim. image © joshwynneconstruction.com

Many people think that when you choose to pair a wooden door with a white door, you must also paint the frame in the same white tone for a uniform look. The fact is not like that.

Leaving the frame color to be just the same with the door tone can result in a unique appearance. If you do not believe in it, you can see the picture of an eclectic bathroom above.

Here, the frame still looks the same with the natural-stained knotty alder wood door. You can see the contrast color between it and the white trim.

The best thing about this idea is that it seems like you are keeping a secret surprise. The reason is that you can only see the wooden frame appearance when you open the door. The contrast visual will give a particular uniqueness to your interior design.

8. Matching Wood Door with White Trim and Staircase Design

a wood door and white trim that look matching with the staircase design
a wood door and white trim that look matching with the staircase design. image © oakhillarchitects.com

In home design, we often find doors, which location is in the same area with a staircase. If your house also has this kind of design, you can try to match the wood door and white trim design with the stairs’ appearance. The purpose is none other but for creating a coordinating visual.

The door used in this design is mahogany with a clear coat. Although it looks lighter, it still looks similar to the staircase’s wooden rail that leads to the upper level. There is even a console table with a similar appearance, too, although the base material might differ.

Overall, the wood door with white trim matches the white and wood color scheme applied to this entry design. The combination of all the elements creates a gorgeous classic look. It is something you can get inspired if, by any chance, your interior has white domination.

9. Stunning Glossy Stained Wooden Front Door with White Trim

a transitional front door with glossy appearance and white trim
a transitional front door with glossy appearance and white trim. image © suburban builders

Here is another idea showing a matching presence between a wood front door and white trim with staircase design. Specifically, in this interior, the stain given to both elements are even the same. It is the reason behind the high resemblance between them.

We love from this front door design how stunning the door looks with the glossy stain. It does not only boost the classic elegant look. It also makes the entry design look stylish, too, particularly because the wooden color match is a white tone that dominates the space.

With white domination that comes not only from the trim but also wall and ceiling like this, you can choose any stain for the wood door. Even the dark stain will not make the place looks dark when white dominates like this.

The shape of the door in this entry design is another exceptional detail that we love. It has a glass feature at the top, and the fact that it has sidelights on both sides makes a choice suitable for you who want to gain more natural light to brighten up your entry.

10. White Trim Benefit for a Wood Door in a Wood-Dominated Interior

the use of white trim for a wood door in a wood-dominated farmhouse dining room interior
the use of white trim for a wood door in a wood-dominated farmhouse dining room interior. image © crisparchitects.com

If you have interior design with wooden material domination, you may already know that using a wood door can be a bit problematic. The reason is that when you choose wrongly, the final look will be too monotonous.

In this case, the white trim is very beneficial. It gives more sense to the wooden door, so it becomes more visible in the room.

The picture of a farmhouse dining room above shows an excellent example. The wooden elements in this place are quite a lot, including the door, ceiling, dining table, and the floor. Even the wallpaper and the area rug also have a wooden appearance.

The white trim used in this design highlights the location of the door. Besides, it also adds brightness for balancing the wood domination that seems to make the room a bit dark.

11. White Trim to Let You Use Wood Door with High-Contrast Appearance with the Wall

a wood door with wood door as a match of a burgundy wall tone
a wood door with wood door as a match of a burgundy wall tone. image © squaredealremodel.com

Sometimes the wood door that you choose has a high-contrast appearance with the wall. It is fine, but it can irritate you, right?

You may question how you can keep both of the door and wall tone in such a situation because you simply love both of them. Here, white trim can help.

Do you need proof? The picture of the contemporary kitchen above is one.

Here, the wall is colored with custom paint, which color is very close to burgundy. On the other hand, the door looks like it has brightly stained wood material.

The Sherwin Williams Frosty White SW 6196 bulky trim creates a visual that both of the door and the wall tone are fine together. It gets even better because the beadboard and cabinets in the contemporary kitchen are in the same white hue, making the color the most dominant in there. That is why the existence of the wood door and burgundy wall does not create any distraction.

12. Elegant Glass-Wood Doors with White Trim in Neutral-Colored Traditional Home Office

a traditional home office with glass-wood doors and white trim
a traditional home office with glass-wood doors and white trim. image © oharainteriors.com

The existence of a wood door can add elegance to a neutral-toned interior. It works better when the wood species or stain that you choose is in medium or dark color.

Please take a look at the picture of a traditional home office above. The interior has neutral tones domination with Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 trim, which color is the same with the one used on the cabinets.

The wall of this home office is neutral. The paint is also from Benjamin Moore, which is Revere Pewter HC-172.

The door and floor are the only wooden elements that you can find in this interior design. Let us focus more on the door design.

The wood color of the doors is catchy here. The fact that it is also in medium wood tone enhances the elegance of the home office.

It gets even more elegant because of the red roman shades decorating it. These accessories do not only look elegant but also add functions, which is providing extra privacy and blocking light from outside.

13. Wood Door with White Trim to Avoid Too-Warm Look

a traditional entry with warm color domination, wood door, and white trim
a traditional entry with warm color domination, wood door, and white trim. image © pulliammorris.com

Sometimes, interior design is filled with warm colors. For a design like this, white trim is beneficial for avoiding a too-warm look.

The traditional entry above, for instance, it has a lot of warm elements. Those start from the stunning medium color wood door, hardwood floor, Sherwin Williams Grassland SW 6163 wall paint, curtains, bench, pillows, and area rug.

All of them are in a warm tone. Although it may be good in creating a welcoming feel in the entry, it can look uncomfortably hot at the same time.

Thankfully, there is white trim included in the design. It gives the place a neutral and balancing feel that perfect everything.

About the trim for the wood doors, we love the arched design that matches the transom window shape above the doors. It is something that makes the classic entrance even more stunning.

14. Closing

Those are all the 13 ideas about wood door white trim that we can share with you. Those are just a few from thousands of other ideas you can find right now.

The sure thing we want to say here is that the pairing between wood door and white trim can give you an interior boost as long as you know how to include it in your place. It even offers different benefits depending on the application.

Do you have any other ideas about the combination that you want to share here?