Doors in the style of "Provence"

 Provence style doors

Doors in the style of "Provence" will be the ideal option for both the apartment and the interior of a private house. The bright colors of the door leaf will bring peace, tranquility, lightness into the dwelling and allow you to escape from the bustle of the modern metropolis.

Special features

The main characteristic that is appropriate to apply to door designs in the style of French country or Provence - modesty. Designers are sure that the Provençal doors will be the best solution for creating a cozy atmosphere in a living room: dull, faded colors, aging effect, simple ornament.All this creates the illusion that a dynasty lives here, inheriting the house from generation to generation.

Another feature of Provence style doors is that natural wood is used in their production, without the addition of metal and plastic.

Recently, more and more often, natural wood in door constructions has been replaced with an ekoshpon or MDF. There are no significant differences between these materials. Eco-sheath is environmentally friendly for people and pets.


Provence doors are distinguished by light pastel colors (cream, pale green, lilac, beige, blue, white, yellow, gray, terracotta), due to which they always look good in the interior. It happens that for the embodiment of design ideas in the interior of the room you need to make a few bright spots, in this case, the color of the door design can be quite saturated, with a flower painting.

Provence models can be recognized by several features:

  1. Often the canvas is decorated with decorative carvings.
  2. There may be 2-3 niches in the door.
  3. The door block is processed with a patina to create the effect of aging and fading.
  4. The doors can be with transparent or frosted glass inserts (with windows at the top), decorated with ornaments in the style of folk art.
  5. Door handles are made of bronze, gold-plated or dark metal, decorated with fancy elements.

There are interior doors and entrance doors:


The predominant color for interior doors is white. It harmonizes well with any interior. Doors of a white shade allow to bring lightness inherent in style into the room, to create cross color combinations with windows, to make emphasis in an interior of dark tones.

Along with this, the simplicity of the lines, unusual decorated handles erected the interior doors in the Provencal style in the rating of the most sought after.

Double doors can be seen at the entrance to the halls or living large rooms. Simple design, carved patterns on the doors of beige shades look catchy and attract admiring glances of others.

Sliding double doors are suitable for the pantry, where you plan to store large items. To accommodate a large load, you need to simultaneously push both doors.

Such door constructions function as gates, their trimming is deliberately coarse — wide planks, not carefully painted over.


There are many types of external doors in Provence style.Their installation in the context of the exterior is best thought out: carefully adjusted rectangular openings, beautiful stone arches, interesting plants, door panels with the illusion of aging, with and without glass windows, with wrought iron elements.

Doors "antique" are small in size, they are constructed from boards of different widths. The paint seems to have erased from time to time, knots have fallen out of the wood here and there, the bottom of the canvas is shabby. The handle is often made in the form of a ring. If you refine the house territory with magnificently growing greens and flowing vines, this place will acquire an atmosphere of mystery.

The door in the style of Provence can be framed very brightly, creating the illusion that this is a false door or just a beautiful drawing. To create a feeling of unity with nature, it is better to choose shades close to natural: burgundy, green, blue. They will remind you of flowers, grass and the sea.

Slatted doors are ideal for hot terrain. Thanks to the horizontally mounted rails, free air circulation can occur.

Colors and a combination of styles

All the colors represented by the Provence style initially have a symbolic meaning and convey a specific locality feature.So, yellow color symbolizes olive oil, blue - water, red - wine, purple - lavender, orange - house, blue - sky, and green - olives.

Provence style has historical intersections with the Empire style. These two directions ideally complement and decorate each other. The pompous Empire, with its arches, solemn columns and large paintings, will slightly “calm” the faded shades of the Provence-style doors, and their golden patina will serve as a tribute to the luxurious Empire.

Use in the interior

When choosing a door design, you must consider the room in which it will be located.

For living room and bedroom

For a room where you plan to relax and receive guests, it is better to choose single or double door models, hinged, sliding or folding options. The big advantage will be the presence of glass and forged items.

When choosing a door design for the bedroom is, above all, pay attention to its color. The door, like all other elements of the interior of this room, should embody tranquility and peace. Therefore it is worth choosing a canvas in pastel lilac, white, pale yellow.Gray-blue shades are suitable for a children's bedroom.

Kitchen Ideas

Traditionally for the kitchen area used white door leaves. It is preferable that the texture of the wood be visible through the paint. Doors can be decorated with dried bouquets of wildflowers, useful herbs, greenery, fir Christmas wreaths, floral ornaments.

How to “age” the door with your own hands?

Before starting the process, it is necessary to clean the door leaf from the existing coating.

Then choose the most suitable The way to handle the door in order to give the desired appearance:

  1. Chemical (ammonia is used).
  2. Mechanical (a brush for metal is used, which makes it possible to impart a coarser and textured look to the surface of the wooden sheet).
  3. Thermal (soldering iron is used).

Having achieved the necessary texture, it is necessary to recreate defects on the door: web, wormholes, scratches. To do this, you can use an awl, drill, nails. The frequency and type of defects depend solely on the taste and imagination of the owner.

After applying the defects, it is necessary to pass over the surface of the canvas with a metal brush, cover with stain, allow to dry, rinse with a damp sponge.Apply stain more (main layer). Allow to soak for 24 hours.

Apply colored or colorless shellac primer and wax coating (using a hard washcloth).

The last stage: polishing the surface of the door leaf with a soft cloth.

How to paint?

Making the door leaf is easy, the main thing is to carefully perform all the necessary steps:

  1. Before painting the door leaf should be primed with white paint.
  2. Apply the selected tone. Let it dry.
  3. To wax and once again to cover with a white paint. Let it dry.
  4. Polish the door with a soft cloth. To create a roughness effect, you can use sandpaper.
  5. Apply water based varnish on the door leaf.

Similarly, you can paint not only interior doors, but also wardrobes. Upon completion of the paintwork, you can make decoupage with napkins, lace, textiles, wallpaper, which will allow even inexperienced artists to add exclusive elements of decor to the interior of the room.


Most owners of Provence-style doors consider that door leafs designed in this way make a city apartment very comfortable, especially living rooms and bedrooms.However, there is such a category of citizens who believe that this style of style is more suitable for country private houses.

According to reviews by another group of respondents, Provence style is suitable for regions with a warm climate, but not for central Russia.

How to convert the door into the style of "Provence", you can find out in the next video.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

Entrance hall

Living room