Front Door Trends - Natural WoodIncreasingly, homeowners are opting for a natural wood front door, especially if their home is modern in design. The tones and textures of a natural wood front door infuse organic warmth to the stark lines and austere finish on the exterior of a modern-style home. There are certain wood species that particularly lend themselves to a warm point of entry: mahogany, white oak, and walnut. By embracing simplicity in front door design, homeowners allow the natural beauty of the wood grain to add alluring contrast while commanding attention. Many homeowners simply add a clear coat to finish a natural wood front door, allowing that inherent beauty to be on full display and to enjoy the natural mellowing that comes with age.
While some choose to embrace the purity of the wood species, others opt for a rich stain to accentuate a different aesthetic. For example, adding a nutmeg stain to the white oak door below achieves a depth of color that makes the front door really pop, especially when side by side with the slate grey exterior walls of the home.