Barn doors are a trendy addition to your interior design plan, but it’s common for people to focus entirely on the material of the door itself. They overlook the material in the handles and the barn door track system, which can lead to problems with the style meshing with the rest of your room. The small details are some of the most important when it comes to creating a cohesive look in a single room or when you carry a theme throughout your house.
You have two areas to consider with your barn door track system: the colors and the material. The former is the most important element if you’re only considering the overall look of your room, but the material underneath also has its own influence on the end result. You don’t have many limitations on the types of color you can use on this hardware, so there’s no reason not to make it mesh with the rest of the room.
A straightforward color option is matching the hardware to other accents in the room. For example, it could match window frames, door frames, accent pillows, drawer pulls or chair rails. You tie everything in together and create a complete color story in the room. On the other hand, you can use the hardware color to represent a transition to another room. Since sliding barn doors are often used to separate the master bedroom from the master bathroom, you can pull in elements of your bathroom design. Paint the barn door track system to match the tile in your bathroom and you can create a smooth handoff between room interior designs.
Once you know which color you want, you should consider the material used. Each type of metal can contribute to the overall feel of your room. For example, if you have retro-styled wrought iron, you have a bold metal statement that’s balanced by the matte finish. For metal that has a sheen to it, you brighten up the room and highlight the sliding barn door.
There’s no right or wrong way to pick colors and materials for your barn door track system, but you definitely want to keep this element in mind when you plan your interior decoration. You can bring attention to a marvelous door or help it blend in with the rest of its surroundings.