15 Front Door Styles You’ll Love

Style, safety, and functionality are all important to consider when designing a new front door. Check out 15 of Clark Hall’s most popular door styles for inspiration.

Custom Iron Door Designs for Every Taste

At the start of any door design lies inspiration. All of our front door styles are fully customizable and available in singles and doubles, and can be personalized with added elements like sidelights, transoms, and textured glass windows. At Clark Hall, your sketch is our command. Take a look at various modern popular front doors, as well as traditional and ornate to spark your imagination. 

 

Popular Modern Front Door Styles

  1. Arched Modern

    This unique arched shape gives this entrance a luxe, modern look. And the exclusive Charcoal finish is a popular front door color that compliments gray and white exteriors. This is a great example that single panel entry doors can be large and expansive while still remaining charming and welcoming.

   2. Unique Pivot   

This door says, “Go big and come home.” This custom made 50/50 split pivot door reveals scenery from both sides of the entryway. The wide nature of the door allows light to effortlessly fill the space, which is accentuated by custom sidelights. 

   3. Contemporary Sidelights

Adding sidelights to your entryway increases the amount of natural light being brought into the foyer, which can add warmth and beauty, creating a sense of openness — not to mention decreasing your dependence on electrical lighting in that area. This modern sidelight is complemented by a crisp, white exterior entryway and some greenery for added color.

   4. Mid-Century Inspired

The experts in modern front door styles will note the difference between contemporary vs. modern, but this mid-century modern inspired home brings popular front door color aesthetics to life — we just love the neutral tones. Choosing a Bronze or Cinnamon finish would be a great way to accentuate the popular front door colors of the mid-century modern style.

   5. Pointed Silhouette

This modern front door style is especially eclectic and eye-catching — a great example that it’s possible to pair a vibrant foyer with a sleek modern door. This client was able to work with our design team to dream up the beautiful pointed silhouette which also subtly functions to draw attention to the whimsical chandelier.

Popular Ornate Front Door Styles

   6. Styled Glass

This traditional iron door achieves an elegant look without sacrificing privacy with its pairing of a Seedy Baroque glass with a traditional iron door. Another glass style that might go well with this traditional door is Cotswold, but it’s all up to your vision. You can add any of our 12 exclusive glasses to customize any iron door.

   7. Traditional Transoms

Let light flow into your home with custom transoms. Transoms first appeared in 14th century Europe, but are making a comeback in many front door styles. They can also add a unique architectural element, giving your curb appeal a timeless feel.

Front door style with expansive sidelights

   8. Expansive Sidelights

Sidelights provide so many styling opportunities that we just have to mention them again. This traditional iron door features custom sidelights that perfectly complement the exterior’s red brick, evoking the classic look of an all-American home. Adding sidelights can also upgrade your curb appeal by adding visual width without needing to knock down any walls.

Popular front door with a Parisian flair

   9. Parisian Flair

The inspiration for the Stately Summerford Home came from the tall front door styles that line the streets of Paris, resulting in a chic European style that is simply timeless. Everything from the extravagant double door to the grand pull knobs makes a grand first impression.

Classic craftsman with popular front door colors

   10. Classic Craftsman

Although craftsman doors are typically made of wood, this iron door takes inspiration from the craftsman style of curved glass and surrounding light trim. Pairing the light toned brick with a dark Charcoal finish creates a classic charm without being too heavy.

   11. Elegant Scrollwork

The hallmark of ornate iron doors are absolutely their intricate scrollwork and bold silhouettes. The large swoops and swirls in this design create a sense of sophisticated playfulness. Whatever your custom ironwork dreams, no design concept is too complicated.

Popular front doors with Elegant Scrollwork

   12. Arched Ornate

This breathtaking ornate iron door speaks for itself. The unique white washed brick contrasts the Charcoal finish, making the entryway an experience to enjoy. Adding arches can bring a classic appeal that’s reminiscent of Gothic or Roman architecture that is sure to impress.

Front Door Style on Arched Ornate door

   13. Intricate Transoms

By now, you can see how many of these styles can be combined. For example, this ornate door has a beautiful arch and a Flemish glass style. Important to note for this door is the choice to include a transom, which complements the surrounding windows of the house very well. Natural lighting and added privacy are just a few of the benefits of transoms.

Intricate Transoms matched with popular front door colors

   14. Double Doors

One of our most unique doors created wouldn’t be the same without its double door design. Iron double doors can provide more benefits than simply extending the width of your entryway. Double doors can elevate your exterior architecture and allow more light inside your foyer — and in this case, make some pretty unique shadows!

Double Door modern front door styles

   15. Natural Vines

Want to bring a touch of nature to your front door? Consider the intricate and detailed lines of the tree designed for this ornate door. Paired with popular front door colors like Bronze or Burnt Copper, this door’s curb appeal is certainly unique.

Front Door Styles with Natural Vines

Bonus Door Styles, Just for Fun

Patio doors with a modern front door style

   16. Patio Doors 

French doors and scenic windowscapes are just the beginning when it comes to patio design. Like all Clark Hall doors, each custom patio door can meet some of the strictest hurricane wind ratings and Florida building codes. Enhance any room or outdoor space with an iron patio door

Elegant wine cellar door

   17. Wine Cellar Doors 

Lastly, we just have to brag on our design team for their innovative genius in designing wine cellar doors — an impressive home statement and functional storage option. Hosting can be even more fun with a custom made, stunning space to house your wine collection.

Feeling inspired by these popular front doors? Grab a sketch book and browse our design options to get an idea of finish and color, glass texture, and more. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experts, and read more about customizing the design styles we mentioned on our blog  

Frequently Asked Questions About Popular Front Door Styles

How do I choose a front door style?

A good place to start is choosing how you want to complement your home’s architecture. At Clark Hall, we have three main styles: modern, traditional, and ornate. Take for instance, if your house has a mid-century modern influence, a modern door would be a good option. On the other hand, an ornate door would pair well with an older, more vintage home.

Should the front door be lighter or darker than the house?

The color of your door is up to you. There’s a wide range of options when considering popular front door colors and whether you want your door to contrast or complement your home’s exterior. However, for more guidance, we have six exclusive finishes that we have suggested pairings for. For example, our darkest finish, Burnt Copper, complements exteriors with dark or black accents.

What’s the best quality front door?

Iron and steel doors are the highest quality front doors that you can invest in. Today, most homes feature either wood or fiberglass doors. Less commonly, but certainly more attractive, other homeowners choose an iron door for an elevated, customizable entrance that can withstand the test of time while adding serious value. Read more about the quality and benefits of iron doors vs. wood doors when you visit our blog.