Yes the hardware details can totally change the look of a standard door.
In this modern design, this door beautifully reflects the overall architecture and windows.
I was tongue-in-cheek about bright blue doors (which can, for the record, look terrible), but this door couldn't be a more charming finish to the front of this house--sticking to stark simplicity in the surrounding details.
For blue, a darker shade adds color in a more classic tone.
A simple entrance area made unique not only by the color, but particularly by the unique rounded shape, giving a softness to the geometrics going on here.
The front door and secondary door close off the entrance area and, through their similarity, create striking unity.
Though sometimes a safety concern, doors with windows helps add generous light and a sense of greater space to a dwelling--especially useful in smaller places.
Stylish and subtle--the door plays a supporting role for the windowed detail around it.
A modern and streamlined entrance to this simple (and simply awesome) dwelling.