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