We are finally getting around to to replacing our exterior front door, and I can’t wait to share all of these gorgeous entry ideas with you! I’ve been gathering my favorite inspiration pictures from pinterest to help us find the style that works best for our home (and hopefully for your home too). If you are in the market for a new black front door and need some ideas, check out this post. 22 Stunning Black Front Door Inspirations.
22 Stunning Black Front Door Inspirations
First Things First:
When we flooded a couple of years ago, our plan was to replace our front door and change it to a double door entry style. Needless to say, that will NOT be happening now. LOL!
Since the contractor quit our job, and took our money, plan B is now the new option. And to be honest, I’m completely OK with this plan.
So with that said, I’ve been searching through pinterest to find some front door styles that look similar to our front elevation, and that could possibly work for our home.
And I just couldn’t pass up showing you all of the gorgeous doors that I found – even the ones that won’t work with our home.
A girl can always dream – right?
And yes, I know I already have a black door!! I looked at a ton of doors, and I chose black doors Every. Single. Time.
*Before Picture of Mine. I’ll show more pictures as we soon as we get it.*
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Let’s get to the goodies!
22 Stunning Black Front Door Inspirations
No. 1 – Traditional Transom
This beautiful black door reminds me of a traditional English Tudor style with that adorable round door knob.
The style is clean and classic and really pops against the reddish brown brick.
This door and window combination gives off a stately and sophisticated look, and perfect for a traditional style home.
No. 2 – Modern McGee & Co
This stunning door by McGee & Co is the perfect combination of modern meets traditional – with a side of farmhouse.
I love that the black 12 window pane door coordinates with the 2 side lights, but doesn’t match exactly.
This ensemble is great for those who like a clean and simple style, and one main focal point.
No. 3 – Black & White Showstopper
This black door beauty really pops against all of the white trim and side lights! What a showstopper – right?
I love that the door window panes and the side lights match exactly, but they chose to paint the door black for contrast.
This door combination is perfect for those who like a little drama!
No. 4 – Drama Queen
And speaking of drama – wowzers – right??!! LOVE this!
This all glass pane front door door ensemble is just stunning. It screams modern sophistication at its finest.
I love how it actually becomes a part of the architecture and design of the front of the house. Clean. Classic. Contemporary!
No. 5 – Arched Transom
This arched black transom and glass door ensemble reminds me of a Modern European countryside style home.
It is very picturesque, and highlights the indoor beams and outdoor gardens.
I love that the arched transom windows soften the clean lines of the metal framed doors, without losing its classic style.
No. 6 – Arched Love
I really love this entire door and window unit!!
The lines of the black metal frame are thicker and give off a heavier (or weighted) look to the front entrance.
Of course, you can’t help but notice that they kept the arch theme going into the foyer. This only adds to the design and draws you in, for a cozier feeling.
No. 7 – Parisian Beauty
This singular arched black door is very stately and sophisticated. It is the perfect style to showcase a grand entrance or foyer.
It is part of the architecture (like the one mentioned above), except it acts as an accent piece instead of the main focal piece.
Your eye is now drawn to the gorgeous antique furnishings and light pendant, and not the door itself.
No. 8 – Cottage Connection
This black door ensemble is perfect for a cozy cottage where you want to bring in warmth and symmetry, and not unnecessary attention.
The entire entrance blends in (almost hidden) seamlessly with the windows on the the side of the house.
I love that the window panes go all the way to the ground, allowing more light to come in also.
No. 9 – Window Connection
This black door is very similar to the one mentioned above, except it provides a more direct focal point to the entrance.
It also blends in with all of the windows on the side of the house, but it looks more like a door. The design is probably a 2/3 lite panel door.
Take a look again at No. 8 – can you see the difference?
*I will do a post on the difference of the panel door soon – 2/3 lite, 3/4 lite, etc.)*
No. 10 – Designated Double Door
This black double door entry system is simply stunning. It is also very similar to No. 8 and No. 9 mentioned above, but it is a 3/4 lite panel door.
You still get the advantage of having more light come in, but have a little portion of a wooden panel also to provide more privacy.
Double door entries are my absolute favorite, if I had the choice. I just love the weight they bring to the entrance of a home, and feel they add more value.
Plus, they are just so gorgeous!
No. 11 – Double Duty
Yes, please! Wow, this double door entrance steps up the style and elegance to the front entryway of this home.
The heavier wooden grills really highlight the window panes, giving this entrance a more stately look.
Plus, the symmetrical light sconces, wreaths, and plants really punch up the drama.
And of course that sweet little angel – she completely seals the deal for me 🙂
No. 12 – Modern Farmhouse
This double door style – as well as placement, has always been one of my favorite designs.
I love how there are only 4 large window panes in the grill (matches side windows again), which makes the doors look more substantial.
This style works perfectly for the modern farmhouse home design so that it matches the weight of the wooden beams.
No. 13 – Double X Showstopper
This is a great option for those of you who love the style of a black door, but want a little more flair than plain window panes.
Even you modern farmhouse lovers can use this style since the x’s give a nod to the farmhouse look.
These doors are gorgeous and will definitely elevate any home’s curb appeal.
No. 14 – Modern Double X
Even though this style looks very similar to the one mentioned above, it gives off a much more modern feel.
The metal grill is much thinner, and leans more to the minimalist style.
I love the placement of the door knobs also – just very classy.
No. 15 – Arched European
This arched double x entry door leans more toward a traditional European style, and will definitely stop people in their tracks.
If you are looking for a heavy duty door, and looking for a statement piece, this is it!
There is detail throughout the entire door, even down to the middle of the grill ornate medallions.
No. 16 – Simple & Stunning
There is just something about this door that completely draws me in! I love that the transom window and side windows are different from the door panes.
The door is simple and classic, but the transom and side windows add a ton of character and detail.
It’s a little complicated, and that’s what makes it so interesting! Love it!
No. 17 – Three is Not a Crowd
Isn’t it amazing how you can have similar looks in the door style, but they are never exactly the same door?
This door has 8 panes, whereas some of the other styles mentioned above had 4, 6, or even 10 panes. It makes such a huge difference – right?
And these side windows match up exactly with the door windows, to make one universal design. The white trim keeps the look crisp and clean.
No. 18 – Black Beauty
This black trio is a little more traditional than No. 17, and is also a little heavier in stature.
Whereas the one above is trimmed out in white to give it higher contrast, this one is trimmed out all in black.
Now, you can see how small differences in the door styles completely change the entire look. Isn’t it amazing?
No. 19 – Double Door with Shades
I love how these black double doors have white roman shades to provide some contrast and some privacy. Win- Win!
Not all open window pane doors have to remain OPEN into your home!
You still can have the look, without strangers actually LOOKING into your private lives!
No. 20 – Two + Two =4
Can you tell the difference in this front door ensemble, from some of the others? The side lights only have 2 large windows, and the door has 4.
It is very similar to No. 3 (with the black and white contrast), except this one has the white trim only on the threshold of the door .
This is a little bit more traditional in style, versus the farmhouse style front door.
But it does provide the same clean lines and no fuss approach to home design.
No. 21 Fixer Upper Frenzy
Joanna Gaines just does everything right – right?? Ha! She creates such magical spaces, and it all turns out so beautifully.
This front entry is no exception. Here is another example of the black and white contrast, but in this case the the windows have no grills.
Why would you want to keep it open like this?
The covered porch probably blocks off a good amount of natural light.
By keeping the grill off, more light can come in. Love it!
No. 22 – Hillcrest House
I absolutely love the front elevation of this house! It is the Hillcrest Estate vacation rental house by Joanna Gaines.
This partial view gives you just at glimpse of the character of this stunning front entry. It is absolutely traditional style at it’s best, with a nod to plantation style.
I would definitely stay here…..might have to look into that!
Well, I hope you found some front door inspirations to dress up your curb appeal and to give you possible ideas to think about!
If you had to pick just one favorite, which one would it be?
Have a Great Week!
Love & Hugs 🙂
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Hello! I am trying to find the black 12 window pane door from McGee. Do you have direct link for that?
Hi Audrey! That door is gorgeous, but I do not have a direct link for it – sorry! I’m assuming it is a custom door because I can’t find one exactly like it. You can either contact Studio McGee directly for help or try these 2 similar door links below.
1 – https://fave.co/3qIo38m or
2 – https://fave.co/2VIemsj
Hope this helps!
Thank you for doing what I was just about to do – look at black front doors!! One thing I’m not finding when I find a door I like is giving us the sheen of the paint. Color yes, but sheen, no. Do you have any thoughts on sheen? When looking at exterior paint I thought I had it covered but the exterior paints have different sheens as well.
Hi Sandy! I would recommend satin or semi-gloss for a front door finish.
We chose satin for our new front door, just because I wanted a lower-sheen look (our old door was semi-gloss).
The semi-gloss will be easier to clean, and the sheen will dull over time (just a fyi).
So excited to hear how your new door turns out!
Thank you! Someone had suggested I go with a gloss finish but we are doing the frame and trim around (like 1, 18 & 20 but solid door) and worried it might be too much gloss! Your thoughts? Down the road we want to get one of those all glass doors with black iron but not for now. Painting should dress up the entryway well for a few more years. Painting the interior of the same door as well. Do you think the same sheen for the interior too? We have flat Aura Simply White on inside walls.
I would recommend semi-gloss for all of it so that the trim and door match and look like one complete unit. I would repeat that same look for the inside portion as well.
It’s going to look so amazing!!
I’m looking for the name of the type of door in number 16 or any link that could guide me to finding one similar! Thank you!
Here are some possible links/options that you may like to research more.
1 – https://www.doors4home.com/p-3663-alexandria-tdl-4lt-80-e-09.aspx?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjPaCBhDkARIsAISZN7T4vGH2MhPjeL6JolbzFYdQ_DPpAqNHCeb9xytQuCWCkejsVZjjrE8aAtjjEALw_wcB
2 – https://rustica.com/boat-house-with-sidelights-and-transom/
3 – https://www.doors4home.com/p-6902-oconee-e-09.aspx
4 – https://fave.co/3ssrFM1
Hope this helps & good luck!!
Hi. I love what you’ve done showing some of these wonderful styles – so glad I found your site. We’re starting to build a house in Florida in the Carolina Coastal style. Primarily white exterior with black window frames and doors. We love the examples in numbers 8, 11, and 17. Do you have any pointers on where to go next (a manufacturer or model) that would have that style?
Hi Time! Thanks for the kind feedback.
Try my other post here for possible shopping options: https://thetarnishedjewelblog.com/2020/09/16/top-15-best-exterior-black-front-doors/
– check out #1 and #4 that look to be similar to the styles you like.
– there are side lite options under those sections as well.
Hope this helps!
hugs – jael 🙂