Thursday, January 13, 2022

Making a Statement: Interior Door Trends 2023

Modern French door with frosted glass.

Interior doors are, at heart, functional. They provide privacy. They block noise. They assist with maintaining climate control. They provide barriers to fire danger. The list goes on. But interior doors are also very visible. The way they look should be a big part of the selection process. 

Standard doors get the job done and look nice, but a door has the potential to make a statement and set the tone for the design in the space. Designers are definitely taking advantage of the style a door can bring to a room. 

Here’s what you need to know about what’s trending in interior door styles in 2023.

The Modern French Door

You probably think of a French door as a patio door that is mostly glass with simple square/rectangular framing. You’re not wrong, but the definition has broadened in recent years to include many more options. 

The modern French door is still mostly glass but can be arranged in many different configurations. Frosted glass is on-trend, as well as wood frames or steel frames. They can be used anywhere, including interiors.

For instance, a modern French door with a long panel of frosted glass separated by narrow horizontal strips. The natural wood veneer makes an excellent addition to any space. It can be configured in many different ways including, pocket, sliding barn, bypass, and more. 

The Full-Height Door

Standard doors are 80 inches. That’s a little over six and a half feet tall. Most ceilings are eight to nine feet tall. Most people have no issue using standard height doors, but we’re talking about style here and taller doors are on-trend. 

Interior doors that go all the way to the ceiling and have no upper frame. Taller doors that don’t extend all the way to the ceiling do have an upper frame. Both visually expand the height of the room and make a style statement. The contemporary look fits right in with the minimalist design trends so popular now (Scandi, Japandi, Hygge, etc.). 

DecorPlant offers doors in heights of 84, 92, and 96 inches. They are available in several modern styles from a classic paneled look to a minimalist light wood. Take a look at your options.

The Crittall Door

The Crittall door is basically glass in a steel frame. They were originally interior partitions that helped maintain the airyness of an open floor plan. Similar in design, the sliding or pivoting glass patio-type door uses the same principle. 

Crittall doors focus on letting light pass through a larger space with as little structure as possible. The less interruptive they are, the better. Many of the sliding glass doors are one large sheet of glass with no lathing—basically a glass wall that slides back. They are a favorite for spaces that open into the outdoors.

Modern wood doors in a large, light room.

The Wood Door

Wood doors of all types are an excellent choice for making the door stand out. Light, warm woods are on-trend in 2023. They can be simple flush style or have some design elements like paneling or glass accents. 

Oak finishes are especially popular lately. The soft, easy linear grain is hard to beat. It can be stained to suit your color palette. Be sure to add a lacquered finish to your wood door to protect it and keep it looking great for many years. 

A modern gray oak finish door with unique aluminum details. It’s perfect for distinctive minimalist design. 

The Colorful Door

Even a simple door can become something special when it adds some color to the space. Some doors can be purchased in a color, but your best bet is to paint the door to suit your color scheme. 

Popular colors in 2023 include pastels, bold saturated colors, and darker shades. Lighter pastels like blush, almond, barely-there blue or green stand out from the wall but don’t become the focal point of the space. Darker colors and saturated colors like, red, yellow, navy blue, or emerald are meant to draw attention. 

There are other ways to help the door stand apart from the wall without adding color. A gloss finish reflects light and sets the door apart just as well as a little color would. 

Make a statement with your interior doors and let your design stand out with one of these interior door trends. Want to know what else is trending in interior design in 2023? Check out our blog.

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