Choosing Your Sliding Wardrobe Door’s Colour & Material

When it comes to choosing the colour scheme for your sliding wardrobe, it can be overwhelming. Your wardrobe will undoubtably be one of the main features in your bedroom so you’ll want to make sure it looks stylish and complements the rest of your room.

To assist in your decision making, we’ve provided some helpful tips on how to pick the perfect colour scheme for your sliding wardrobe.

Identifying Your Room's Current Scheme

Before you start browsing through the range of colours and materials available, it’s important to assess your room’s current colour scheme. This will help you choose a wardrobe colour that complements your room’s existing décor.

Below are some factors to think about when considering your room’s colour scheme:

Identifying Dominant Colours of Existing Furniture and Decor

By analysing your room’s walls, flooring, or any other stand-out pieces of furniture, you can start to build a picture of what colour would look best. If there are any dominant colours that are instantly visible in the room, these should be your starting point when choosing a colour for your wardrobe.

Take a look at your bedding, curtains, and any other soft furnishings. Do these items have a specific colour scheme? Obviously, accessories may change in the future, but if you usually stick to a particular colour, it’s worth considering a palette to match.

You can either choose a wardrobe that complements these dominant colours or opt for a contrasting colour to create a bold statement, ensuring the wardrobe attracts the most attention when you, or visitors, walk into the room.

Consider Room Lighting

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The lighting in your room can also affect the way colours appear. If you have big windows that provide a lot of natural light in your room, you may want to choose a lighter wardrobe to create a bright and airy feel.

Alternatively, if your room receives a limited amount of natural light, a darker wardrobe can add depth to the overall space.

Colour Scheme Considerations

Monochromatic Approach

One approach to choosing a colour scheme is to use a monochromatic palette. This means using different shades of the same colour.

For example, if your room has a grey colour scheme, you could choose a sliding wardrobe with different shades of grey. This approach can help create a connected look throughout.

Neutral Colours

Choosing natural colours can create a calm feeling in your home. If you want to create a place that you can retreat to and relax, neutral colours may be for you.

Examples include beige, white, light brown, black, and grey. By combining these colours, you could add a sense of calmness to your bedroom.

Materials and Finishes

The materials and finishes you choose will affect the overall look-and-feel of your wardrobe, as well as its durability and maintenance requirements, so it’s an important aspect to consider before making your choice.

Here are a few things to consider:

Glossy vs Matte

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want a glossy or matte finish on your sliding wardrobe.

Glossy finishes are shiny and reflective and can give a modern look to your wardrobe. Although gloss finishes may show smudges or fingerprints more easily, if regularly cleaned, they can be kept looking new for years to come.

Matte finishes, on the other hand, have a more understated and subtle look. They are less likely to show fingerprints and smudges and are usually easier to keep looking new over time.  

In the end, the choice between a glossy or matte finish will completely depend on your personal style and preference.

Wooden Textures

If you’re looking for a more natural and traditional wardrobe, you may want to consider a wooden texture. Wooden textures can give your wardrobe a warm and inviting atmosphere and it’s a great way to add a natural, rustic feel to your room.

There are a variety of different wood textures available on the market, from light shades to dark and rich. Again, the choice will ultimately come down to your own personal preference.

Glass and Mirrored Finishes

Glass and mirrored finishes can give your wardrobe a clean and minimalist look, and can be a great way to make a small room feel larger and more open. By choosing a mirror-panelled wardrobe, you’ll not only receive a great storage solution but also a full-length mirror.

However, you should consider that these materials can be more fragile and may require more maintenance than other options. For example, if you’re purchasing a sliding wardrobe for a young child’s room, this may not be the best option.

If you do choose a glass or mirrored finish, be sure to take extra care when handling and cleaning your wardrobe to prevent unnecessary damage.


Choosing the colour and material of your new sliding wardrobe doors can be tricky. Often, the wardrobe is the main feature of the bedroom, so getting it right is of the utmost importance.

Hopefully, with the information provided in this guide, we have made the decision making process easier for you. If you’re interested, you can click the button below to visit our online wardrobe builder and browse our range of 30+ frame and door colours.

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