Trending Now: Black Doors for the Whole Home

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Whether you’re scrolling through Instagram or caught up in an HGTV marathon, you’ve probably noticed black doors are having a moment. The addition of a black door transforms a home from basic to dramatic, elegant, or edgy, depending on where and how the color is used.

Learn more about the black doors trend and how to bring it to life in your home.

How Did Black Doors Become So Popular?

black gabled modern home with large windows

When Gabled Modern homes first emerged in the mid-2000s, they made quite a stir. With jet-black exteriors and sharp gable roofs, these modern dwellings were equal parts simple and dramatic. It’s the type of home that looked good on social media—but not something most thought would ever be practical for the masses.

Fast-forward to today: according to trend research prepared exclusively for Masonite, elements of Modern Gabled homes are being incorporated into a variety of home styles. More and more homeowners are opting for sweeping rooflines, stripped-back exteriors and of course, black doors.

Black Front Doors
black front door on white modern farmhouse

Decades ago, black was barely a consideration. Now, black is the most popular of color for front doors and is most recommended by real estate professionals. According to Zillow, this dramatic hue could raise your property’s value by up to $6,500.

Black front doors are also favored for their versatility. They are a good choice for almost any style of home. A black front door helps Modern Farmhouse homes achieve a more contemporary look. For transitional homes that blend rounded with rectangular shapes and opposing color palettes, black front doors can be used to create balance and contrast.

Black Interior Doors

black five panel interior solid core door in a neutral bathroom

Black doors are also growing in popularity for the interior of the home because they work well with almost any interior design concept. Black is considered a neutral color, which means it does not have undertones and can be paired with cool or warm palettes. It’s no wonder black doors perfectly complement almost every texture, color, pattern, piece of furniture, or element in a room.

On the fence about black interior doors? Here are five reasons you should consider adding them to your home.

Does Your Front Door Have to Match?

black sliding barn door in an entertainment room

Your front door does not have to match your interior doors—at least in terms of color. However, all your doors should have some design continuity based on the architecture of your home. For instance, if you have a modern home, go for front doors with clear or textured glass and interior doors with simple panel designs to complement minimalist features. If you have a classic home, choose more ornate doors with decorative glass and interior doors with more intricate panel designs to play up iconic elements.

It’s also important to note that not all your interior doors have to match. You can opt for a black door in one room to create a unique focal point and stick with white doors in other spaces. For instance, this black sliding barn door conceals a home bar while adding color and textural contrast along the white brick wall.

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