Allison Maze

I Spy: Black Front Doors

Written on June 14, 2013 at 9:50 am , by

Trend: Black Front Doors

Chic, sophisticated, and strikingly handsome, these black beauties prove an entry door needn’t be bright to be bold. Exterior color is hot right now, and it’s one of the easiest ways to boost curb appeal. But if you quickly tire of flashy hues—or, like me, are horribly indecisive—a black front door may be the perfect match for your home.

There’s something so undeniably elegant about a black front door. I’ve been swooning over dark exterior details ever since a recent trip to Charleston. From stately mansions to small home designs, a dash of black can flatter almost any exterior’s style and color scheme.

 

Here’s how to give your entryway a polished look you’ll love to see each day.

Accessorize! Like that little black dress hanging in your closet, versatility is a black door’s best feature. With nature’s easy-to-please palette as your backdrop, black offers a dramatic welcome that wears well with every season. Personalize your entryway with coordinating hardware for a classic look, or add style underfoot with a colorful door mat and eye-catching container gardens.

 

Play up a black door’s elegance with architecture. Layer millwork near the entry or add a portico to give your home a gorgeous focal point that protects visitors from wet weather.

 

Make a good first impression. Give a black door a sense of warmth by surrounding it with plants and weather-resistant furniture. Outdoor benches and boxed topiaries enhance this coastal cottage’s inviting, stay-awhile personality.

 

What’s your favorite way to dress up a front door?

- Allison Maze, Assistant Digital Home Editor

4 Responses to “I Spy: Black Front Doors”

  1. Great round up! Our new apartment sports a black door and I can’t wait to perk up the landing area with some potted plants. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thank you for this! Getting ready to paint our new front door black. Any specific colors or tips?

  3. Just painted mine black yesterday!

  4. We are considering painting our front door “Black Fox”. My question (and this may be a lame question…..). What color do we paint the inside of the door. Right now the wood front door is just stained and sealed. Thanks.