Internal door design trends - Q&A with our European Design Lead

Internal door design trends - Q&A with our European Design Lead

We sat down with European Design Lead, Nina Bailey, for her insight into the internal doors design trends seen by architects and designers in Europe. Nina leads the curation of the Formica® Doors Collection, a range of over 186 decors including solid colours, woodgrains and textures.

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What is a key trend for internal doors right now?

Integrated doors redefine interior design by seamlessly blending functionality and aesthetics. It creates a cocooning effect, merging door material with surrounding elements for a harmonious look. By incorporating various woodgrains, designers achieve a unified design approach, seamlessly integrating doors with walls for a polished and cohesive space.

How can you use integrated doors in a design scheme?

Hidden, integrated or flush doors that blend seamlessly into walls are a great way to create a smooth, uninterrupted wall surface, enhancing the minimalist and modern aesthetic of a space. The Formica Doors Collection contains 186 eye-catching colours, nature inspired woodgrains and popular patterns, so there is bound to be a laminate choice that will align with the rest of the room design. 

How can you use wood in a door design?

The trend of incorporating wood slab doors is gaining momentum as a feature element, offering a natural and visually striking link within spaces. This approach resonates with the growing desire to cultivate environments that promote wellness, where the addition of natural elements enhances the overall ambience. By integrating wood slab doors, spaces are imbued with a sense of organic warmth and tranquillity, elevating the aesthetic while fostering a connection to nature that inspires a sense of well-being.

What wood styles are most popular in European designs?

Walnut wood is increasingly popular in Europe, ranking second to oak. Its deep, dark tones and unique grain patterns give it a luxurious and elegant look. As a door material, walnut adds richness and sophistication to any space with its natural beauty and timeless appeal.

What are the most popular colours for internal door designs?

Continuing with the integrated theme, the White door epitomises timeless elegance. White remains a staple in interior design, cherished for its versatility and serene appeal. When aiming for a seamless and harmonious aesthetic, pairing white doors with white walls is a surefire way to achieve a flawless look. With a range of 13 whites in our door collection, finding the perfect match becomes effortless, allowing designers to curate spaces with precision and finesse.

In contrast, the black door emerges as a captivating design choice, for infusing spaces with depth and intrigue. Whether opting for a solid black hue, blackened wood, or an ultra-dark colour, this aesthetic exudes a bold statement. By introducing a black door, designers add a compelling focal point that elevates the ambience, creating a sense of drama and allure in the adjoining space.

Is biophilic design still on trend?

As the biophilic trend seamlessly integrates into our everyday lives, it evolves from a passing trend to a fundamental aspect of design. Within this shift, we observe tones of grey taking on a greener hue, echoing nature's influence in our built environments. This transformation offers a captivating visual dynamic for door applications, especially when paired with other neutrals and calming palettes. By incorporating these earth-inspired tones, spaces are imbued with a sense of tranquillity and connection to the natural world, fostering a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.

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