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The Most Popular Doors for 2022

Posted: 22nd February 2022

As the first thing you interact with when entering a house, the front door makes one of the largest first impressions about a property. A change of colour or styling can make a huge change to the appearance and appeal of a property.

So, to help homeowners looking to renovate in 2022, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has revealed the most popular front door styles and colours from the past year.


The Most Popular Styles of Door


Mercury discusses the most popular door designs from 2021 that demonstrate the latest trends in entrance doors.


The most popular door designs of the past twelve months

The Modern Sherbourne design is the most popular style for 2021


The Sherbourne design is the most in-demand entrance door of the past 12 months. This trend continues on from 2020, when it was also the most popular style. 

The design is a striking top choice, consisting of four panels with no glass. Across 2021, front doors with no glass panels have seen the largest rise in interest, with four of the styles omitting glass for increased privacy.

With many people spending more time working from home and within the same four walls through 2021, research shows a shift away from open plan living, with dedicated spaces for work and other activities starting to trend. This partitioning of space for separate activities could be influencing door design choices – the popularity of private closed spaces mirrors the increasing interest in private, solid door designs.

If you’re looking for more privacy but want more light to enter your hallway, the second most popular choice, the Oxford, is a similar design to the Sherbourne, but with slimline horizontal glass panels incorporated into the design.


James Dean, spokesperson for Mercury said: “Throughout 2021 and entering 2022, we have seen designs such as the Sherbourne become increasingly popular.

“Solid front doors can offer a more sophisticated and modern exterior whilst providing an added sense of privacy.”


The Modern Oxford 2 has seen the largest increase in interest


Climbing four places, the Oxford 2 door design has seen the largest increase in ranking of any door type in 2021. The style is very similar to top spot Sherbourne, but consists of five panels and no glass panels, rather than the Sherbourne’s four panels.


Cottage style doors enter the top ten for 2021


The Purton door design became one of the most popular doors ordered in 2021, entering the top ten for the first time. This style consists of a vertical, short rectangle glass panel with vertical grooves on the door.

This Cottage style joins the Traditional Victorian design, alongside eight Modern designs.


The msot popular door design types of the past twelve months


What are the UK’s favourite front door colours?


The team then broke down trends for front doors by colour specified, to reveal the most popular colours of the past year.


The UK's ten favourite front door colours

Anthracite Grey is the most popular colour


Overall, the most popular colour is Anthracite Grey. This solid, deep grey, appears black in certain lights, but is slightly softer.

Dark hues of grey have become increasingly fashionable in recent years, with dark grey radiators, kitchen cupboards, and feature walls springing up in place of lighter creams and whites that have dominated interior trends for decades.


Greys dominate the top ten


Six of the top colours for 2021 are grey, with other greys in the top ten including Textured Anthracite, Antique Grey, Black Grey, Anthracite Grey, and Slate Grey.


The UK's ten favourite front door colours by overall category

Black front doors take second place


Following on from a huge selection of greys in the top ten is black. Black was placed second, followed by Obsidian Black at number six, and Textured Black taking tenth.

These colours are a similar hue, but Obsidian presents a slight metallic gloss.

The colour black is a fantastic statement for your front door, which accents the front of the property and draws your eye to it. The popularity of this colour is likely down to its adaptability. Black is a strong colour that gives a sense of power and luxury, but is also as neutral as white, so can be easily combined with existing colour schemes. One of the most notable black front doors in the UK is that of No.10 Downing Street.


Blue is the third most popular front door colour


Blue is the final colour to appear in the top ten, with Steel Blue taking ninth place overall. This shade is a metallic colour, taking inspiration from the blue hue that steel develops when treated. It has the same modern appearance as a grey or black, but with a splash of colour.


James Dean, spokesperson for Mercury continued: “Neutral colours such as greys and blacks can increase interest in your property if you ever come to sell it.

“These colours are often more appealing, being simplistic and modern. Brighter colours make a stronger statement, which is very personal to the individual. Some buyers may struggle to imagine themselves living in a property with a distinctive colour scheme.” 


How have people been adding more character to their front doors through the year?


With brighter pastel and light colours missing from the top ten most popular colours, how have Brits been adding more flair to their front doors?

To see if people are adding more interest to their doors through different paint types, the team had a look at the different specifications chosen for the ten most popular colours.


The UK's ten favourite front doors by paint type

Metallic and solid colours tie for first


Overall, popular opinion is split between these two paint types.

If you’re looking for a front door that utilises one of the top blacks or greys, but want to add a touch of extra shine to your door, consider a metallic paint. The added metal particles reflect light, creating more gloss and pop. However, if you’re looking to soften a darker hue, consider one of the solid colour options


James Dean, spokesperson for Mercury continued: “Changing your front door has a huge impact on the appearance of your property. Combined with new windows, your home can be transformed into a much more modern property or have a far more vintage and Victorian feel.”


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Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke windows and doors. Mercury partners with a number of British contractors, builders and installers to deliver high-quality windows and doors to both residential and commercial properties.

From PVC sash windows and aluminium bifolds to patio doors, Mercury offers a wide variety of window and door styles, perfect for any property or project. Mercury combines modern glazing innovations with secure locking technology to provide a range of superbly manufactured products. 

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