doors & windows for a Spanish-style home

Rooted in tradition

Spanish-style home design is prevalent in the Southwest, Florida, and California—areas favored by Spanish settlers in the 1600s. Influenced by the architecture of their homeland, Spanish builders used materials that were regionally accessible, including clay, adobe (a combination of clay and straw), stucco, and timber.

Since these homes were located in warm climates, they were designed to be naturally efficient at heating and cooling. The thick, light-colored stucco walls absorbed heat during the day, emitting warmth to the home in the evenings. Overnight, the walls retained cool air, keeping the house comfortable as temperatures rose throughout the day. Small windows minimized the harsh, hot sunlight while keeping the interior shaded.

Modern Spanish architecture includes Mission, Pueblo, and Floridian Style and features the traditional characteristics of simple yet elegant Spanish design.

Attributes of a spanish-Style home

  • White or light-colored stucco walls that are sometimes paired with stone or brick accents
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich stain colors
  • Timber or wrought iron exterior accents
  • Unique features such as arcades, turrets, balconies, or outdoor courtyards

Popular styles for spanish entry Doors

Creating contrast

Spanish front doors are often a focal point of the home, contrasting deeply with the light color of the stucco walls. ProVia offers these recommended door styles for Spanish-style homes.

Popular windows for spanish-style homes

Strength in shapes

Windows on traditional Spanish-style homes were designed to be small to help minimize the amount of sunlight and warm air going into the home. Modern Spanish-style homes often include a few larger feature windows.

Popular glass styles for spanish-style homes

Enhance your doors or windows

We’ve selected a few of the ProVia glass styles that best reflect characteristics of Spanish-style homes, from designs with a Mediterranean or Southwest flair to classic clear glass with grids.  

Popular finish options for spanish entry doors & windows

Explore color

Woodgrain doors with rich stain or paint colors are typical for Spanish-style homes, while windows tend to either be light to blend in with light-colored stucco exteriors, or dark to provide striking contrast. Here are our entry door and window finish ideas for Spanish-style homes. 

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Architecture at a glance​


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers