When it comes to your designing your front door, don’t be afraid to make a statement. They are, after all, the architectural feature that sets the tone for your entire home. This could mean a great paint color, unique shape or stunning architectural detail. Whether you’re a confirmed modernist or your aesthetic skews traditional, here are 14 front door ideas that will create a great first impression for your home.
Beautiful arched doors with frosted glass, intricate paneling and warm metal accents add European charm to this rustic country home. An oversized lantern highlights the arched ceiling, and has a modernizing effect on the warm wood.
These mod doors are mostly glass, which work with the home’s contemporary architecture and flood its interior with natural light.
Crisp white clapboard and rich black doors is a classic combo, but on this Colonial revival cottage in Quebec’s Eastern Townships the high-contrast palette feels bold and sophisticated.
A canary yellow door hints at this mod Vancouver home’s unusual interior setup (the homeowners, their three adult children and their partners and kids all share 2,880 square feet). The palette is a sunny counterpoint to the home’s white stucco exterior.
Red brick and black trim is another classic combo, this time made modern with high-gloss paint, which lends a bit of shine to the trad façade. An ornate awning makes a high-impact statement.
This lovely Edinburgh terrace house, the home of blogger
Samantha Lawrie, her husband Chris and their two little girls, has an abundance of historical charm. The stunning front door is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue (85), a heritage hue that adds a fun pop of color to the entry.
The front door at designer Nancy Riesco’s contemporary Vancouver home picks up on key architectural details: a warm wood façade, boxy lines and wide swaths of glass.
At this north Toronto semi, the same cool grey-blue tone appears on the front door, modern metal railings and underfoot in the patio’s large-scale stone tiles. This gives the entry a cohesive look and feel, and contrasts nicely with the home’s red brick and creamy white trim.
The front door of this English-style home in Copenhagen recalls inner London architecture from the early 20
th century. Though it’s been meticulously maintained, there’s a lovely patina on the slim black doors, which only adds to the home’s historical charm.
Cedar shakes and creamy white trim and doors play up the classic profile of this tiny saltbox, the guesthouse of a larger summer home in PEI.
While sticking to one hue for the trim and door is certainly the safer choice, designer Jeffrey Douglas painted the door of his Victorian a warm goldenrod and went with an inky blue for the trim, which gives the home modern, eclectic edge.
Against the deep navy siding and shingles of this Muskoka summer home, a white door and trim feel exactly right. The combo is cool and classic, but the door’s clean lines and the repeating rectangles of the doorframe and posts are a modern touch.
A light turquoise door pops against light shake siding and white trim, giving this Vancouver family home a beachy, relaxed feel.
A slim brass door handle feels glam against designer Sarah Hartill’s glossy black front door, giving the simple exterior a subtly luxe vibe.