Victorian-style homes are named from the era in which they became popular—the Victorian era—during the 1800s. Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne-style homes are typically referred to as Victorian styles, as they share some of the same elaborate design elements and the time period in which they were built. The ornate characteristics found in Victorian architecture allow for intricate design features when it comes to Victorian door styles. It’s common to see Victorian front doors with glass, especially with decorative, privacy, or stained glass. More elaborate homes feature French doors, sidelites, or transoms.
Victorian window styles might include bay windows or shaped windows with ornate, decorative trim—often in bold colors—with decorative or stained window glass being a common accent feature.
ProVia offers these recommendations for Victorian front doors.
ProVia offers these recommendations for Victorian window styles.
Victorian architectural style often features three or four color palettes for home exterior, using color to emphasize door, window, and trim details. Door and window colors may also provide muted contrast for homes that feature brightly colored siding. Here are some Victorian door and window color ideas from ProVia’s design team.
Embellishment is common when it comes to glass styles for doors and windows on Victorian-style homes. Colorful stained glass or glass with decorative patterns adds to the opulent design of these homes. ProVia’s design team recommends these glass options for Victorian door styles, as well as Victorian window styles.