You can bring notes of lightness and aristocracy, chic and nobleness to your interior with the help of correctly selected bleached oak doors. Returning to natural materials, you return to yourself, because what can be more comfortable than a house that “breathes” calmness and tranquility. Namely, such sensations create ensembles using bleached oak doors.
Doors "bleached oak" - a special piece of furniture. You can’t put them in any room. But if the interior doors are in place and, most importantly, in the right designer environment, they very favorably emphasize the room’s stylistic accents, complement them and do not stand out from the background.
Such doors will fit perfectly into the following styles:
- Scandinavian - due to the naturalness of the texture.
- Provence and country - wooden doors are a distinctive feature of the "village" areas.
- Classic (English) - oak is often used there as a design solution.
- Vintage - various “aged” grayish colors will be appropriate.
- Modern trends - the main attention to detail: to handles, various decorative inserts.
The misconception that light colors are easily soiled can be refuted by bleached oak furniture. In addition, the decision to put a light door can help in organizing a small, dark space, for example, an entrance hall. Doors will not load and eat up space, as dark analogues would do, but on the contrary, they will bring the necessary lightness to the interior.
Real bleached oak belongs to the elite species. But its color variations are many. And a layman can confuse it with similar textures such as sonoma oak. Moreover, the bleached material from different manufacturers can be called the same, but in different color shades.
Natural bleached oak has a wide palette of both cold, neutral, and warm tones, both smoky color and light, milky shade can prevail in it.
The whole palette of white oak
Oak is a natural material that has been used for a very long time. He received special love thanks to his unique texture, which can also have a completely different color: from black to white, gold and silver, and even red and green. Theoretically, any breed can be whitened, but at the same time unique shades will remain. Bleached oak can be ash or gray, and can be poured with a mother-of-pearl shade. It also happens that the shades of lily, pink, beige, and honey are imprinted on this texture.
Oak, and especially bleached, goes well with its "congeners" and other wood species. Therefore, two-tone doors in combination with a shade of tobacco, cognac or bog oak (dark tones), with contrasting wood in the color of burgundy or wenge, coffee (mocha, cappuccino) and chocolate shades can look especially impressive.
They are able to create a unique combination of color with bleached oak and become a unique accent of the interior.
The video below shows how a door is made using bleached oak.
What material in this color to choose?
Initially, bleached oak was made from solid wood. They took the breed, performed some actions on it - processed it, soaked it with special compounds, then dried it. Very well dried up to 8%. A more "wet" breed is not suitable for the manufacture of interior items. Needless to say, but if the oak itself was considered an elite material, then its whitened version became even more exclusive.
As time went. Everyone wanted exclusivity. A little later they began to make an imitation of bleached oak on veneered, laminated or PVC-coated doors. Veneered doors are made mainly of MDF. This material most often consists of conifers, but this is the basis.
From above, they are covered with veneer - a thin cut of wood, in a particular case, from a cut of bleached oak. Eco-veneer, laminate and PVC are also layered material, the top layer of which is a special film.
Each material of which the door is made has its own characteristics of wear resistance, fire safety, interaction with humidity. But an important part of the door is the hardware. Reliable fasteners, well-functioning latches and locks should not only be working, but also fit into the interior concept.
The choice of the door in the color of bleached oak will depend on economic, aesthetic and practical considerations:
- The most expensive doors are made of natural wood, slightly cheaper from the array.
- More economical options are veneer, PVC or laminate. When choosing veneered doors, the “texture” of the fabric will be an obvious “touch”, but laminated or PVC-coated doors, due to their peculiarities (in fact, these are films), will simply transmit a wood cut image.
Simple doors with or without a drawing - a classic solution in the rooms. Their choice depends mainly on how they will be combined with the entire interior. Access doors will be an opening for those who are looking for durable and reliable designs. In addition, its elements are interchangeable.
A folding door or a door can save space.
Finding your perfect bleached oak door is no easy task. Having decided on the style and what shade you want to find, you can safely go to the store. Choosing doors on the Internet is a controversial decision, since the screen and photos do not always faithfully depict the true color of the door.
It is believed that excellent quality at the door from Europe. However, the prices for such doors are also "excellent."
The following manufacturers are popular:
- Italy: Garofoli; Tre-piu; Dolce Vita; 3elle.
- Spain: Uniarte; Portadeza, as well as Luvipol.
- Germany: ComTür, Wippro, Hörmann.
- Finland: Matti Ovi, Fenestra, Jite.
Doors from Belarus have less “biting” prices. The products of such companies as Khales, Belwooddoor, Green Plant fell in love with customers for their naturalness and good quality.
The Russian manufacturer is not far behind its foreign counterpart. Confirmation of this - numerous reviews on the products of market leaders. Among domestic firms you can find products from both solid wood and MDF and PVC, laminate, and in various price variations. There are both budget options and expensive ones.
Recognized leaders - furniture brands "Sofia", "Volkhovets" are ready to offer the buyer a wide selection of doors, including bleached oak (or a very similar shade). True, among the network of such stores come across dishonest dealers. Sofia has a long delivery time. "Volkhovets" was seen in a marriage (which occurs upon delivery). Both that and other firm differs in high prices. But the title “Brand No. 1” (2016) is simply not assigned, and the bulk of the production of Volkhovets is of impeccable quality. And the service life of 10 years from Sofia is credible.
You can find a good door from other manufacturers, which are no worse than industry leaders, many of them are practically not inferior to them in quality and cost.
Other companies that have proven themselves:
- "Alexandria Doors";
- "Alvero (Leader)";
- "Art Deco";
- “Dariano Porte”;
Of course, each manufacturer has its own specifics, pluses and minuses. Someone is noted for long delivery, factory and transport defects, not quite decent representatives in the regions, fakes. But someone stands behind the mountain for his reputation and confirms it with certificates (“Ocean”), someone provides reasonable prices (“Alvero”, “Doriano Porte”, “Onyx”), someone has vast experience (“Cabinetmaker” ").
But, anyway, it is quite realistic to choose a quality door of a domestic manufacturer.
What wallpaper and floor to choose?
Bleached oak is a very concise, but slightly capricious color in terms of selection of environment.
When choosing color solutions, you need to take into account a couple of nuances:
- Hue - it can be both warm and cold. Depending on what it is, the colors of the interior will be selected.
- Design style - each direction has its own palette.
What will be the walls (smooth or with an imitation of any texture) is not so important when the bleached oak door is installed. More attention should be paid to color. Such an oak tree is well “friendly” with light, pastel walls. But even in cold shades (sea wave, graphite, violet) it can look quite appropriate. Lilac, mint, lime and pink are combined with cold shades of bleached oak. With warm, white, sand, bright green, turquoise colors are suitable.
Some color combinations with bleached oak depending on the style:
- Provence : olive, pale green, lavender, cream, milk.
- Scandinavian : white, light shades of high saturation.
- Techno and modern trends: contrasting rich colors.
- Classic : light shades, swamp.
A bleached oak looks organically in those interiors where all the colors are in the same light palette, where there are clearly separated contrasts, where there are rich colors, but there is no variegation and a huge number of colors.
The floor in the room in which the bleached oak door is installed can be:
- Contrast - wenge, ash gray, loredo and other dark, almost black variations.
- To be as close as possible to the color of the door covering.
There is no third option. Otherwise, color dissonance is possible. When choosing contrasting combinations, it should be taken into account that in this case only two species are acceptable in the interior: oak and wenge (loredo and other dark materials).
When the door and floor coverings are close in color, several similar types of wood can be used (for example, larch on the floor, and ash furniture).
Spectacular examples in the interior of the apartment
Interior decoration, in which there are bleached oak doors, can be of two types - in approximately the same color scheme and “play of contrasts”. And in the first case, options are possible when only similar colors are used, and when the decor contains bright, rich colors (lavender, lime, turquoise).
Light quiet and calm pastel shades (for example, beige) on the walls. Consonant shades of light wood on the floor. Light and practical furniture in the rooms. This is the first decision to design a room.
When the decision to design everything in one tone seems boring, color accents come to the rescue. They can be in paintings, accessories, textiles. Bright colors can bring some vividness and unusualness to the interior. Even the decision to put a large bright flower in the room can help sparkle the interior with new colors.
For those who love experiments and are not afraid of bold decisions, you can offer to combine contrasting colors. Doors and floors, stylish interior items complement each other perfectly. Graphite or other luscious dark walls will be the perfect setting for bleached oak doors. The main thing to remember is that dark color is only good for large spaces that overlook the sunny side.
Effective and almost already “traditional” solution will be the use of contrast doors and floors. Bleached oak and wenge - very often you can find such a recommendation in interior decoration, but with other species the oak looks very interesting and stylish.