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Contemporary doors in a painted finish are gaining popularity and with so many colours to choose from its not an easy task. 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 a contrasting colour.  If that is too much of a step for you consider going a few shades lighter or darker than your windows or garage door. Making sure your front door stands out as 'special' can really add interest and shout 'Come in'.  

The Urban Front Form door design in aubergine purple
The Urban Front Form door design in aubergine purple
The stunning neutral tones of the interior and glass framing mean that this door stands out without being overpowering
The stunning neutral tones of the interior and glass framing mean that this door stands out without being overpowering
This Form purple front door features stainless steel strips in rectangular or square design and these elevate the contemporary styling
This Form purple front door features stainless steel strips in rectangular or square design and these elevate the contemporary styling
The black aluminium walling, red brick and beige tones of the exterior balance beautifully with the purple door
The black aluminium walling, red brick and beige tones of the exterior balance beautifully with the purple door
This close up shows the smooth painted purple finish and stainless steel detailing
This close up shows the smooth painted purple finish and stainless steel detailing
The final house in full with its beautiful door - scroll to the next image to see an early CGI rendering with the door in a different colour
The final house in full with its beautiful door - scroll to the next image to see an early CGI rendering with the door in a different colour
This CGI rendering from the architect helped our client to visualise her new door – and she quickly decided to opt for a bolder painted purple finish over natural hardwood!
This CGI rendering from the architect helped our client to visualise her new door – and she quickly decided to opt for a bolder painted purple finish over natural hardwood!

1. Purple front door

Being brave with colour isn’t easy, it takes a little daring and a hope that 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 2 squares or one long rectangle. The Form looks best in a RAL color and she was sure she wanted it to have one long rectangle and have a painted version.

The purple front door colour choice was all the client's and a great selection for the design. Purple can be tricky. Note how the rest of the interior is white with black and the textures are shiny and smooth on the interior.

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

The door: Form e80 pivot doorset in a purple RAL painted finish

Size: 1200mm x 2200m

Builders: QSC ltd

This yellow painted door stands out against the stone facade
This yellow painted door stands out against the stone facade
Bold yellow painted door on a contemporary house
Bold yellow painted door on a contemporary house
The internal view is equally pleasing!
The internal view is equally pleasing!
A striking colour statement
A striking colour statement

2. Yellow painted door

It is unlikely that another house could demonstrate the importance of the front door more than the yellow door house. The amount of possible viewpoints of the door from various rooms implies how much of an impact a single door can have!' 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. Our simple Parma E80 Pivot doorset in a standard 1.2m x 2.4m is given drama with the RAL colour 1032.

Designer: Bliss Space www.blissspace.co.uk

Architect: Waugh Thistleton Architects http://waughthistleton.com/

green painted door Urban Front 1
green painted door Urban Front 1
green painted door Urban Front
green painted door Urban Front
green painted door Urban Front 2
green painted door Urban Front 2
green painted door Urban Front 3
green painted door Urban Front 3

3. 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.

The E80 Pivot Terano RAL doorset with clear glass etched side lite with special letterplate and handle option 8, even works spectacularly from the inside.  With an all white interior, contemporary walnut staircase and concrete floors, the green stands out beautifully. 

The architects on this project were Jane Duncan Architects. Please go to http://janeduncanarchitects.co.uk/contact/ for more information.

This blue painted front door makes a beautiful statement
This blue painted front door makes a beautiful statement
Frameless glass houses this blue door
Frameless glass houses this blue door
This door has a pivot opening
This door has a pivot opening
The blue colour works beautifully with the modern interior
The blue colour works beautifully with the modern interior

4. Blue painted door

We are always excited about painted doors that make a statement and this door and house certainly do. Our E80 pivot in a Rondo V design painted in a RAL 5013 stands out more due to the grey stone, frameless glass and striking aluminium surrounding the door. 

Using colour to highlight an entrance is very effective.  In the images, you can also see how the blue relates to the rest of the interior and doesn't clash as much as you might think. 

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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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