Front Door Styles That Make a Statement

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on January 29th, 2021

As the focal point of your entryway, a well-suited front door shows off your personal style, whether it’s minimal or ornate. It is also the first part of your home that visitors will notice. 

The latest front door styles provide an opportunity to add textural flair to your home’s exterior with unique materials, colors, and accents. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect entry door for your home.

Foyer with traditional door
Carlsbad, CA

 

Matching the Front Door to the Home

When choosing a front door, look for something that flows with the overall style of your home. While certain styles, such as paneled doors, are classic and versatile, even traditional designs can be modernized. Here are a few popular front door styles to consider:

Minimalist

Newer doors are trending toward a more minimalistic look with clean lines in lieu of highly detailed woodwork and framing. Contemporary homes may feature a dark wood or painted door with glass inserts used to create a sleek, geometric appearance.

modern door with glass insert surrounded by black metal framing
Irvine, CA

 

Traditional

The classic paneled front door looks best on a traditional home design. Play up this look with longer panels or the addition of glass inserts for a fresher update on the standard panel door. Choosing a bold paint color is another option.

traditional door style next to home office
Marana, AZ

 

Modern/Transitional

For a more modern looking home, consider adding glass in and around the front door. Black framing around doors and windows is also becoming more popular, and it creates a more modern look.

transitional door style with framing
Peoria, AZ

 

Searching for Color Trends

Painted doors can add a pop of color to your exterior, or help create a monochromatic look. According to Builder, dark blues and warm reds are trending colors for 2019. If you’re looking for something new and fresh, take a look at the latest front door colors featured on the Sherwin-Williams Pinterest board.

Black wooden door highlighted by subtle accents and arched framing
Surprise, AZ

 

Determining the Material of Your Door

Most doors are made of wood, steel, fiberglass, or composite. Each option offers different benefits, and your final choice may depend on factors such as price, climate, expected upkeep, and the style of your home. The richness of wood adds undeniable style to your entryway, and an oversized wood door with a full column of skylights on either side creates a grand focal point. However, wood doors may require more maintenance, and they can be affected by extreme temperatures. If you’re concerned with temperature or maintenance, but you love the look of wood, you can achieve a similar style with a fiberglass or composite material. Steel and fiberglass options will give you better insulation and security. Newer fiberglass and composite materials are able to replicate just about any front door style with added durability and lower maintenance.

Traditional wooden door style
Irvine, CA

 

Choosing Door Accents

You can also use hardware and glass accents to dress up your door. Glass inserts or side skylights can brighten your entryway and allow natural light to filter inside your home. Oversized handles or door knockers add finishing touches that complete the new look. And when choosing door accessories, don’t forget about safety features, such as a deadbolt or a doorbell camera.

Modern door style with glass panel inserts and accents
Woodbine, MD

 

With so many options to choose from, including customizable styles, a carefully selected front door can add beauty to your entryway and pull together the exterior look of your home. 

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

  • 3 Comments

    1. Anna Davis says:

      I like the idea of having a painted door to add a pop of color to your home’s exterior. My house was built in the 70s, and the door is a very outdated style. I think I will look for a more modern door that is painted blue or red. https://www.hallswindowcenter.com/entry-doors/

    2. Liam Smith says:

      Thanks for posting a wonderful blog about front door style. I read your complete blog and explained all features of the door very well. Searching for Color Trends, Choosing Door Accents, and determining the material of the door, these all thing is very helpful to buy a good door for the house. Moreover, recently I was going through a website, and I saw an amazing stylish door on that website. you also can see doors for your house on this website: https://zendoors.com.au/

      Once again thanks for an amazing blog. Please, keep posting such types of blogs.

    3. Rebecca Gardner says:

      I appreciate your explanation of how to match a front door to our home. My cousin wants to have a new front door installed. I’ll share this article to help her choose a style. https://windowsam.com/doors

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