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Modern Door Designs for Your Home

Are you keeping the door open to the many possibilities available for the interior and exterior of your home? Yes, we’re talking about doors! Today we spotlight modern door designs that showcase the perfect blend of form and function. Glass, metal, wood and lacquer are the materials of choice in the selections below.

Modern Door Designs for Home

Don’t know where to start when making a decision? The door’s surroundings will provide important clues about the construction and design that are ideal for your home. Another important reminder as you shop for ideas: don’t overlook the “wow factor” provided by a fresh coat of paint! There’s nothing like a bright turquoise door on a ’50s modern house. Or a bright orange door on a contemporary bungalow. We think you’ll agree…

Wooden Doors

Wooden doors are solid and sturdy, yet there’s always room for interesting detail. A consistently popular choice for both interior and exterior doors, wooden construction provides versatility, as well as an array of color and design options.

Exterior Wooden Doors

Your home’s exterior door welcomes guests as they arrive at your house. Make a big statement with the Custom Contemporary Front Entry Double Door from Doors by Decora. Mahogany wood and 8 stainless steel panels on each side create a wonderful contrast. Not to mention, these doors can be custom built to meet the needs of your exterior!

Contemporary front doors with diagonal detailing

A company that’s making a big splash in Austin, Texas is Crestview Doors, known for their modern pieces that also evoke decades past. Shown below, The Pasadena (A) is a solid wooden door that features three square reeded glass windows for extra style. Do you like what you see? You don’t have to live in Austin to enjoy the offerings of Crestview Doors!

A wooden door with square windows

The Allandale from Crestview Doors consists of birch veneer and five horizontal reeded glass windows:

A contemporary wooden door

What a difference a coat of paint can make! Below we once again see the Allandale, this time painted fire orange to contrast the exterior’s neutral tones and enhance the home’s orange interior (which can be seen through the glass windows).

A retro modern wooden door

Was your home built in the ’50s or ’60s? Don’t hide its Mid-Century modern roots! Proudly declare its history with The Hobson, constructed of birch veneer. Three rectangular reeded glass windows add character, as does a coat of seafoam green paint. [from Crestview Doors]

A modern wooden door with retro style

Isn’t a turquoise door the perfect complement to this white and gray modern home? The Parkway is made of solid wood and includes one long glass window for a distinct look that mirrors the vertical windows on either side of the door. [from Crestview Doors]

A solid wooden modern door

Interior Wooden Doors

Bring the wonderful wooden style inside by giving your home’s interior doors the same attention as your outside showpiece! The Light Universal Swing Door from Modernus features a wood slab panel with horizontal detailing. Oh so contemporary!

A modern wooden door

The Light Minimal Swing Door, also from Modernus, consists of an aluminum frame and a bleached oak wood hinged panel. Simple and modern, its golden tone warms up the most cool and contemporary of rooms.

A modern bleached oak door

It’s time to celebrate the power of the horizontal line! The Exit 05 Sliding Door is crafted of wood and lacquered aluminum. Not to mention, the piece is top hung with no floor tracks, so it can easily glide to the side to create an entry. [from Modernus]

A lacquered aluminum sliding door

For another statement that calls attention to horizontal detail, try the Exit 02 Swing Door. Providing an important room divider function, this piece features a maple wood fixed panel. [from Modernus]

A modern maple wood door

Glass Doors

Glass doors are a sure sign of modern style, and their translucency gives them the ability to let the light in. Now that’s enlightening! From exterior selections to interior pieces that are subtle yet striking, an array of options awaits you.

Exterior Glass Doors

Contemporary homes are the perfect setting for simple glass doors. Below we see a pair of glass doors with satin stainless steel pulls, available through Forms + Surfaces.

A pair of glass doors with stainless steel pulls

One powerful door can be just as stunning as a pair of them. The Stile & Rail Door in the next image is crafted of stainless steel and glass. Note how it mirrors the home’s modern windows. [from Forms + Surfaces]

A modern stainless steel and glass door

Interior Glass Doors

There’s nothing like a beautiful glass door to separate room from room in a contemporary home. The Light Minimal Swing Door from Modernus features an aluminum frame, as well as a frosted glass hinged panel.

A modern door with a glass panel

Don’t be afraid to use more than one glass door inside! Below we see a pair of modern glass doors, each one in a different style. Note how the wall’s painted horizontal lines are perfectly complemented by the horizontal lines on the frosted glass doors.

Modern interior glass doors

Metal Doors

You may think that metal doors are too heavy to use on the exterior of a residence, but think again. It’s no doubt that they are sturdy, and their shine can actually lighten the exterior of a home and add an unexpected twist. Check out the selection of metal doors from Forms + Surfaces, such as the fused metal doors in fused bronze with a circle impression pattern shown below:

A stainless steel double door

A single fused metal door is stunning on the exterior of this brick building, especially when outlined in a dark shade and embellished with an equally dark pull. [From Forms + Surfaces]

A single fused metal door

Vertical lines are the design of choice in the next featured set of doors, the stainless steel doors in a satin finish. Note how they shine under recessed lights, giving a metallic glow to the entry of this contemporary dwelling. [From Forms + Surfaces]

Stainless steel doors with a satin finish

The next stainless steel door boasts a satin finish and a square impression pattern that mirrors the squares in the glass block above the planter:

A stainless steel door with a square pattern

Lacquer Doors

We end by showcasing a couple of lacquer doors that add shine and gloss to the interiors they inhabit. The Light Universal Swing Door from Modernus features a white lacquer hinged panel that is perfectly at home in a room with other lacquer pieces. Slick modern furniture, perhaps?

A modern lacquer door

Lacquer and wood prove to be an unbeatable combination in the room below. The Exit 04 Swing Door from Modernus features a white lacquer frame and maple inset panels–quite the contrast!

A modern white lacquer door

It’s amazing how many of the selections above incorporate glass into the design, don’t you think? From translucent slats to reeded glass windows, there’s nothing like a little architectural interest, especially when it equals more light inside~ Look at each door as a symbol of your home’s style. Are you a minimalist modern aficionado? Is your home retro-fabulous? Consider your home’s personality as you shop for doors, and you’re sure to make the right choice!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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