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Choosing an aluminium front door style and design | Your options

John Collins - Managing Director

Author: John Collins - Managing Director

A high-quality aluminium front door provides excellent durability, security, and is a great way to make an eye-catching first impression to guests. Recent research even found that minimalistic, modern options such as aluminium doors have remained a highly popular option among consumers in recent years. Choosing a bespoke supplier means you are able to choose between a large selection of options, such as accessories, colour and style for your aluminium door.

Here, we explore the different design and style options when it comes to choosing an aluminium front door.

Colour options for aluminium front doors

There are many popular colours for aluminium front doors. The aluminium door colour you choose depends on your own taste and the style of home you live in. The most popular options of aluminium front doors are black, white, and grey. Grey is a neutral shade that offers something different from a white front door and can suit modern or new build homes. This provides a flexible, classic option.

If you are looking for a minimalistic, classic look – we recommend choosing a colour such as black, white, or grey. However, if you are looking for something bolder to make a style statement – you may want to look at options such as green or a light blue, such as the following example:

Vufold Blue aluminium front door

Read our guide to the benefits of black aluminium front doors here.

Your front door should add to your home’s kerb appeal and fit in with the overall aesthetic of your property. This means that the colour should match or complement the other windows and doors installed in your home and you may also want to think about how your home fits in with the look of your neighbourhood.

Read more about choosing the perfect aluminium front door here.

Popular design options for aluminium front doors

Choosing a modern aluminium front door

Modern, minimal aluminium front doors are a great way to leave a lasting impression for onlookers. As interior designer Karen Howes states, “The front door is so important; it is the start of the story and first and last impressions are so important”. For this aesthetic, you should look for a simple, unfussy design:


Rather than choosing a busy panel design with a small glazed window – choose lots of glazing to bring the outside in. Read our full guide to choosing a type of front door glazing.


Modern front door colours typically include simple, classic colours such as grey, white and black, as they are extremely versatile and can suit most types of properties. At Vufold, we offer dual colour options of black and white, and white and grey.


Understated detailing contributes to a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic. For example, our Designer front door range offers contemporary panels that can make a modern statement:


Each door in our Designer Door range is meticulously tailored by our skilled craftsmen, guaranteeing elegance, high-performance, and utmost security for your home. With an extensive selection of designs, you'll find the perfect match for any style of house or apartment.

Vufolds Signiture Range front door - outside view

Shop our Signature aluminium front door range.

  • Extensive 10-year manufacturing guarantee.
  • Multi point locking system, 3-star security cylinder and laminated glass as standard.
  • Triple glazed.
  • High-density foam core and polyamide thermal breaks.

Shop our Designer aluminium front doors.

Read our gull guide to choosing modern aluminium front doors here.

Choosing a front door with glass

Aluminium front doors with glass, also known as glazed front doors, are perfect if you’re looking for a lightweight door that utilises natural light. Choosing an aluminium front door with glass can make your space airy and bright. There are many options of glass panels – for a busier and more traditional option, you can choose numerous smaller glass panels. For a contemporary, minimal option – choosing larger glass panels creates a clean, luxurious feel.

Read our guide to choosing aluminium front doors with glass here.

Vufold’s Signature Front Door range

Vufolds Signiture Range front door - outside view

Offering style, security and great value, our signature aluminium front doors are designed for the modern family. Virtually maintenance free, thermally efficient, and available in a range of styles and designs to suit any home.

Shop our Signature aluminium front door range.

Choosing aluminium front door accessories

The hardware and accessories you choose can significantly impact the overall look of your aluminium front door. From door handles and knobs to door knockers and letterboxes, select pieces that align with your preferred style, whether it's classic, contemporary, or something in between. If you opt for a black or grey door - a brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze should coordinate with the door's black colour for a cohesive appearance. Read more about choosing a black front door here.

If you are choosing accessories for a modern front door – think sleek hardware and opt for colours such as silver and black to make a trendy, minimalistic statement. From door handles and knobs to door knockers and letterboxes, select pieces that align with your modern panel design. The hardware's finish should also complement the door's colour for a cohesive appearance. Find out more about choosing hardware for front doors here.

Frequently asked questions

Can aluminium front doors be customised?

Yes, aluminium doors offer a high degree of customisation when you choose a bespoke supplier, such as Vufold. They can be designed in various styles, finishes, and colours to suit the aesthetic preferences of homeowners.

Are aluminium doors secure?

Yes, aluminium doors can be very secure. Look for doors with multi-point locking systems and other security features to ensure the safety of your home.

How do aluminium doors compare to other materials in terms of cost?

Aluminium doors are generally more expensive than many other materials; however, prices can vary based on the specific design, features, and brand.

Do aluminium doors corrode or rust?

Aluminium is naturally resistant to corrosion and rust. Additionally, many aluminium doors are treated with protective coatings or finishes to enhance their resistance to environmental factors.

Are aluminium doors environmentally friendly?

Aluminium is a recyclable material, making aluminium doors an environmentally friendly option. Many manufacturers use recycled aluminium in the production process, reducing the environmental impact.

Visit our range of aluminium front doors to make a statement today.

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John Collins - Operations Director


John Collins - Managing Director

About John Collins

John has built Vufold into a unique online door and window company and has spent 20 years bringing innovative products and designs to fruition, recognising niches in the market and placing them in the likes of Wickes and Travis Perkins, he started Vufold in order to sell them directly. John founded Vufold and has amassed a wealth of experience in product design and development, and in particular timber-based products

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