Sophisticated, darker hues — blacks, bronzes, and deep browns — continue to be popular choices for residential exterior and interior color design. Behr® named its 2024 Color of the Year paint Cracked Pepper, a dark gray neutral just slightly softer than pure black. Similarly, black exterior and interior doors and black windows remain timeless and trending among builders, contractors, and homeowners.

Whether you regularly use black doors for your projects or are thinking about incorporating them, here’s why this “trend” has such staying power.

Entry doors with curb appeal, interior doors that make a statement

Black doors create a distinctive focal point — whether that’s an impressive front entry, an elegant, contemporary office door with glass, or statement double doors that open to welcome guests.

The contrast of sophisticated black against other colors and textures such as brick or natural wood can look both classic and modern, a proven way to create a timeless look.

Choosing black entry doors for rear exterior or utility doors can also add to a home’s charm and upscale appearance.

For versatility, black is hard to beat

As a main color or an accent color, black works with a wide range of other neutrals: warm browns, golds, whites, and off-whites. It can add drama and bold design, or step back to accentuate other colors.

Black exterior doors in particular are a staple of some of today’s trending home architectural styles. Modern Farmhouse style homes have embraced black exterior doors with multi-lite glass designs. And black doors can create refined or dramatic welcomes for Updated Traditional and Contemporary style homes.

Innovative materials and options — available in black

Black is so popular a choice for doors and windows that building product material science and color finish innovations frequently offer it as an initial color option. For example, JELD-WEN now offers steel exterior doors and patio doors with a commercial-grade black finish that resists scratches, chipping, and fading and eliminates the need for painting. Available in all black, all white, or with a split finish black exterior and white interior, these doors are constructed with steel that’s been coil-coated by a continuous finishing and curing process, for an industrial finish engineered to stand up to the elements and heavy daily use.

JELD-WEN now offers steel exterior doors and patio doors with a commercial-grade black finish.

In addition, JELD-WEN offers fiberglass exterior doors, steel exterior doors, and molded wood composite interior doors that may be factory finished in black for a high-quality appearance.

Complete the look with black windows and patio doors

Finding windows and patio doors to complement your black exterior or interior doors is easy. Auraline® True Composite windows and patio doors from JELD-WEN, available in black, are made with a next-generation composite material that includes co-extruded pigment. The color is built into the material, so any scratches don’t require paint touchups — a huge timesaver for builders and homeowners alike.

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