7 Stunning Front Door Designs
The entryway to your home is the first thing people see when they come to your abode. And while we are often loathe to take risks with the exterior of the home given how expensive it can be when you make a mistake or change your mind, it’s one of the best places to take a chance. High risk, high reward. Still not convinced? Keep scrolling for some of the most beautiful front doors around, and prepare to take the plunge.
This door. First, that pink. Never has there been a more perfect shade of pink. Period. End of story. Second, those geometric squares. They are perfectly in step with the midcentury characteristic of Palm Springs. Third, that shape. This door simply wouldn’t work if it were a more conventional rectangular shape. This narrower, taller door is proof that sometimes, it pays to go custom. Making the door the central focus of the entire home is an intrepid design choice, but the bright white walls and pair of grey-green-blue agave plants make it work beautifully. This front door situation is nothing short of fabulous.
With an eggplant-hued exterior, the natural choice would be to paint the door bright white. But using black instead adds an element of drama to the façade. Confining the white paint exclusively to the trim and setting large silvery olive trees at the entryway create a stunning colour story.
This perfectly-adorned entry could only be located in Sardinia. The small arched doorway is a reminder of the building’s heritage, while the white stone exterior is true to the simple but beautiful architecture of the Italian coast. The contrast between the white wall, dark door and vibrant foliage creates visually arresting and unique curb appeal.
No matter how many modern abodes steal our hearts, we will always love the classic San Francisco Victorian. This intricately carved door in the reddest of reds stops us dead in our tracks. The complementary black-and-white penny tile pattern is reminiscent of the gold accents in the windows without mimicking them. The traditional boxwood topiary in a simple black pot completes the look.
This exterior is classic London. And with good reason—after all it is 10 Downing Street, home of the British prime minister. The navy brick is quite unusual and looks exquisite with the navy lacquered door and gold hardware. The cream trim and iron fencing add visual and architectural interest.
We love the slatted pivot door that constitutes the entryway of this thoroughly modern home situated in Mexico. We love the juxtaposition of the horizontal lines and the snake plants, as well as the contrast between the jet-back paint, the concrete walkway, and stark-white walls. While pivot doors can be somewhat intimidating, this one actually manages to be even more inviting than a regular door thanks to its wide berth. It also adds a dose of drama to the otherwise simple (but luxurious) home.
It’s quite rare to see dark walls paired with rich wood doors, but the combination creates a striking effect in this modern home. Painting a home charcoal is a daring choice, but we’ve rarely seen an iteration we didn’t like. This is especially true when, as here, the space contains numerous windows and clean, simple lines. In this case, the door's use of reclaimed wood and horizontal lines adds a dose of texture and warmth to what would otherwise be a cold space.
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