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Painted front doors

Contemporary, painted front doors are gaining popularity and with so many colours to choose from it's not always an easy task to make a colour decision!

When we say colour, we aren't just talking about bright colours - there are so many different shades of black, grey and white for instance that it can really take time and a lot of thought.  

Keep in mind that you don't have to match your doors to your windows or garage door so do think outside the box and consider choosing contrasting colours.  Or, consider going a few shades lighter or darker than your windows or garage door. Making sure your painted front door stands out as 'special' can really add interest and shout 'Come in'.  

Check out some of our clients' painted front doors in the galleries below.

Teal painted front door

The brief to the architects for this house re-build was multifaceted. It needed to be functional for a young family, sustainable, airy & bright. And as insulated as possible. 

Externally the house meets the desired clean contemporary style and gives little away in terms of what lies beyond. Inside, the immediate entrance area captures the brief perfectly, with light oak, resin & paint materials and clever design used to lift the area. The space includes practical storage and the craftsmanship of the winding staircase is evident, a feature that was described by the architects as "a piece of sculpture".   

Setting off the more neutral interior & exterior stylings is our Wav ii front door in bold teal - a colour that the clients loved and continued to use as an accent colour throughout. The door is finished with a modern black handle and fingerprint entry, for the ultimate elegant & easy-to-use entry way.

Door details:

Door design: Wav i

Door range: e80 hinged doorset

RAL-painted finish ref: 5021

Handle option: 10a black

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Green painted front door

Every now and then we wait with bated breath to see a project finished and this was one of them. We knew the colour was striking and couldn't wait to see what our client had in store. He didn’t disappoint!

Our stand-out green "Porto" front door sits beautifully in a hardwood glazed wall and lush, tropical planting makes you wonder if it’s on an island somewhere in the Pacific. This is a great example of how coloured doors can work well with timber cladding and why it’s not necessary to match the windows. The mixture of materials works to give the house a striking entrance.

For more ideas on cladding and choosing a door to work with it, click here.

Door design: Porto

Door range: e80 hinged doorset

RAL-painted finish ref: 6018

Handle option: 8 

Olive grey painted front door

It's definitely tricky to choose a door for a building with so much cladding, especially when that cladding makes such a statement.  Many clients either match the cladding, choose a much darker wood to go with the cladding or let the cladding silver and then it doesn't matter what colour the door is. You can read more about this here

With so much cladding on this building, it was imperative that the door blended in and didn't make too much of a statement so the developer chose to match the door to the windows. This olive paint colour is quite striking and lends itself well to the interior finishes especially the natural wood of the staircase. Using black door furniture has also lifted the door giving it a bit of a wow factor. 

Door Details:

Door design: Porto

Door range: e80 hinged doorset

Handle option: 10a in black 


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Purple painted front door

Being brave with colour isn’t easy, it takes a little daring to make sure the colour a) works and doesn’t jar with everything else, b) enhances the exterior and interior and c) creates joy every time you come home or you use the door!

So when this client sent her initial enquiry, she wasn’t quite sure what to go for but knew she wanted something that bridged the traditional with the contemporary elements in her new house and worked well with black windows. 

Originally, the architect who worked the CGI visualised a hardwood door which the client wasn’t sure about. We recommended the Form doorset which comes with design detailing of 2 squares or one long rectangle. Our client loved the one long rectangle version and following our further advice that this design works best with a RAL-painted finish, decided on purple as her chosen colour.

The house exterior features strong brick and beige painted bay windows; we think the purple sits well here and isn’t too strong or "out there" set in the black aluminium curtain wall.

Door details:

Door design: Form

Door range: e80 pivot doorset

Door size: 1200mm x 2200mm

Handle option: 11


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Yellow painted door

It is unlikely that another house could demonstrate the importance of the front door more than the yellow door house.' Door Couture: a unique perspective of contemporary door design

Beige stone, dark grey brick and untreated cedar cladding plus a yellow door = a winning formula. 

Door details:

Door design: Parma

Door range: e80 pivot doorset

Door size: 1200mm x 2400mm

RAL-painted finish ref: 1032

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Light green painted door

Our client on this particular project was keen to use Lotus Green for sentimental reasons, a colour that meant a lot to her mother. It's not a colour you see everyday but definitely a choice that shows grey isn't your only option.

Our Terano painted doorset was enhanced by a clear glass etched sidelight, special letterplate and handle option 8. And it works just as spectacularly from the inside.  With an all white interior, contemporary walnut staircase and concrete floors, the green stands out beautifully. 

Door details:

Door design: Terano

Door range: e80 pivot doorset

Handle option: 8


view Urban Front's contemporary door ranges

All Urban Front doors can be finished in a wide variety of painted colour options. Browse our door designs below to learn more.

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