Stone in all its forms is having a comeback and just like metals it’s here to stay. Stones’ ability to fit into many different designs and on contemporary and classic buildings gives it all the credentials it needs.
Hardwood doors look stunning with stone – it’s the texture that works so well. Mixing textures, different timbers and stone can achieve a spectacular finish but keep in mind that other elements on the building can also affect the overall result.
Once you’ve established all of the above it’s easier to choose a hardwood that works.
Yes, it may be that you decide that a hardwood front door isn’t the best option and you end up choosing to match the door to your windows or another RAL color on the building. But if there is a good balance of materials, it could still work as you can see in most of the examples illustrated here.
As we recommend in our idea pages, it’s a really good idea to create a render of the building in the colours you are proposing to help you visualise. It's also useful to use a sample board to see all the finishes together.
A sample board doesn’t need to be fussy or very organised, literally placing all the materials side by side is enough. If they don’t work in that scenario they probably won’t work on a larger scale.
But do keep in mind that the door might be one of the smaller areas so keep it to scale as well in what you see of each material.
Look up www.norstone.co.uk for stone products that you may find suitable for your project.