Black front door solid panel with sidelights and transom

The Entry Door Color Everyone is Talking About

Black is back in a big way.

As one of the top interior design trends of 2019, matte black is making more of an appearance in hardware, lighting, furniture, ceramics, and general home accents. Another place the esteemed color is also popping up on: front doors.

Whether you’re thinking of switching your porch design up this year or about to build the home of your dreams, a black front door is a modern choice that will be in style for years to come. Here are five inspiring front doors that draw you in from the moment you lay eyes on them.

European ¾ light entry door with glass and traditional grille pattern black front door

This black Europen ¾ light entry door with glass and a traditional grille pattern embodies modern sophistication and thoughtful front porch design. The beautiful window sidelights enhance the front door area of the home, while tri-colored mums and sleek black letters complete the look. Photo by Life Love Larson.

black front door full light entry door with glass traditional grille

The sharp contrast of this home’s black full light entry door with its white board-and-batten siding makes it shine and stand out from the minute you step onto the street. Other black accents – varying sizes of casement windows, the roof, porch columns and upstairs railing – add additional personality while creating a seamless statement. Photo by M House Development.

black solid panel front door full light sidelights

This Michigan home features full light sidelights for days in its captivating and bright entryway. At the heart of the room is a beautiful black wood door with panel arches, which complements the authentic hardwood floors. Photo by Jean Stoffer Design.

black solid panel front door

If you’re looking for curb appeal done right, look no further than this stunning modern farmhouse, which features metal columns, a three-panel matte black front door and windows instead of sidelights. Using this design technique allows more light into the home and creates an iconic look. (Tip: You can request a free in-home consultation with one of our window experts to see if this would work in your home.) Photo by M House Development.

black front door m house development painted white brick exterior

We love the star grille on this home’s front door window, especially when it’s paired with a custom carriage house garage door with crossbuck overlays. The black roofing and solid panel entry door tie all of the architectural details together while the circular window adds visual interest to the home. Considering replacing your garage door? Choose a style that complements the windows and front door you have. Photo by M House Development.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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