5 Ways to Style a Modern Iron Door

Every client has a unique vision—check out 5 different twists on modern iron door designs.

Contemporary Designs for Every Taste

When you think of modern iron door designs, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You might say dark finishes, sleek lines, sharp edges, and large glass windows.

While these are all hallmarks of our modern iron doors, no two entryways are ever the same. Each modern door can be completely customized to suit your home’s style—in fact, you can select from five different finishes, various hardware styles, textured glasses, and silhouettes like square top, eyebrow, and round top. We give you the tools to create your own definition of “modern.”

Check out a few of our favorite modern iron door designs featuring five unique visions.

There’s More to a Modern Iron Door Than Meets the Eye

However you define your style, design your own modern door from scratch.

Simple & Sleek

Creating a captivating entrance, these slim profile double iron doors feature minimalist hardware, a contemporary Charcoal finish, and large Arctic insulated glass windows—great for providing a bit of privacy while still allowing natural light to flow into the foyer. These clients dreamed of a simple modern iron door design that complemented their home’s sleek windows, unique architectural elements, and white exterior siding.

A modern iron door featuring two panels and Cotswold textured glass.

Effortless & Expansive

This modern iron door design is truly something to behold. With a larger than life vision, we helped our clients turn their sketch into a custom 50/50 split pivot door that gives way to two distinct entries and a breathtaking view of the waterfront in the back of the home—it’s a really intriguing way to reveal this scenery from the front of the home. And, if the one large glass window isn’t enough, we also added two complementary sidelights to increase the amount of natural light being brought into the foyer.

A modern iron pivot door featuring a 50/50 split.

Eclectic & Eye-Catching

When a foyer is this carefully curated, you want all eyes on the vibrant wallpaper and avant-garde chandelier. This artistic homeowner opted to complement their colorful entryway with an understated, yet striking modern iron door design. Flaunting an extraordinary silhouette that comes to a subtle point at the top, this single panel iron door does a fantastic job of drawing attention to all of the right places—its clear glass windows even give guests a peek into the home’s whimsical design.

A custom modern iron door and eclectic foyer entryway.

Arched & Elevated

Charming and welcoming, this modern iron door is a single panel entry that boasts large expanses of clear double insulated glass windows, hand forged hardware, and a unique eyebrow shaped archway. Enhancing the luxe, modern look, it’s complete with our exclusive Charcoal finish—this color is stunning when used on homes with gray and white tones. We love how this client put their own spin on modern design, blending it with old-style elegance that’s rare to find in updated homes.

A modern iron door featuring a rounded top silhouette.

Sophisticated & Smooth

A patio is the perfect place to consider a modern iron door design. The clean lines and simple, sleek frames help create a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors, and they tie a contemporary motif throughout the entire home. This project features large sidelight panels to enhance the light, too—and the subtle hardware makes it feel as though there’s almost no distinction between nature and the next room. We also love how the dark Charcoal finish balances out the white sofas and flooring.

A patio featuring a set of modern iron doors.
What does your take on a modern iron door design look like? If you’re feeling inspired to start your own entryway makeover, get in touch with our team to set up a consultation by phone or at one of our design studios. And before we chat, be sure to learn why choosing an iron door is a good option, and read our expert tips on how to design the custom door of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions About Modern Iron Doors

What are the new trends for front doors?

If you’re looking for on-trend ways to refresh your front doors, we recommend a couple of the following: 
  • Consider sidelights and transoms to increase natural light. 
  • Partner with our experts to design custom hardware and pull handles. 
  • Opt for a new neutral finish, like Charcoal or Slate. 
  • Choose a textured glass option, like Rain or Cotswold

Are modern iron doors energy efficient?

Yes, all of Clark Hall’s modern iron doors are energy efficient, keeping warm air out in the summer and cool air out in the winter. Each custom door is equipped with professional-grade weather stripping to seal the door and jamb, and sweeps to insulate the seal gap between the bottom of the door and the adjustable threshold.

How do I keep my iron door from rusting?

Compared to wood doors, iron doors have a smaller risk of rusting—especially Clark Hall’s iron doors. All of our doors go through a detailed 7-step automotive finishing process that minimizes the risk of rust and decay. To maintain your iron door, you only need to clean it off with a mild soap and non-abrasive cloth from time to time. There is nearly no regular maintenance required for iron doors.

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