I always love French doors, French windows on house exterior or even interior French door. I love modern French interior too, it’s simple but sophisticated, airy, high ceiling, big openings, has traditional touch, neutral colors.Β  That’s are all the elements that I like from my point of view on modern French architecture and interior.


Now let’s find out a glance about French door history. French door was originated from France and started around 17th century where Renaissance style was dominating architecture on that era. The French door was originally adopted from a large glass opening which was a French window. At that time, the French windows were used for people to able to open and walk through the window to a patio. The glass panel window was favorable at that time as a source of abundant natural light. Afterward, the French windows became known as French door which is a big trend right now for houses in many country, not just France. French door has been used for both interior or exterior door.

This is a sketch I made when I think of French door on a house exterior. Black frame against white wooden wall. This is more to farmhouse style meets French doors. I gave a paving entryway to give more country French style.


I used watercolors to paint the French door on house exterior drawing. Here are the colors I used to finished my French door on house exterior drawing:

  • Watercolors in green, yellow, blue, white.
  • Drawing pen
  • Brush pen (especially on the paving entry way)


French door is a perfect solution to get more natural lights during the day and more view to enjoy which will bring thin boundary between outdoor and indoor. French door does complimenting regularity of a house exterior with its symmetrical and balanced proportion. That is why French style looks more traditional.

Well, I hope you enjoy my little thought of French door on house exterior that projected in a watercolor drawing.


See you again!

Be inΒ creative state of mind!


Posted by:mel

56 replies on “French Door on House Exterior

  1. How perfectly lovely! I love French doors too. They are so elegant. I had wondered if maybe they were used in Victorian times, or perhaps they came into fashion when Marie Antoinette was queen. The width of women’s skirts in those times were quite the thing! Everything seemed so bouffant. LOL

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  2. Love your watercolor style… I’m here by way of TFT link party. Would love to have you share at Tuesday Turn About! It’s open until Friday at midnite, CST. Now off to see more of your blog!

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  3. I’m not sure my last comment was processed, so I do it again! LOL! Here by way of TFT link party. Love your watercolor style, and we would love to have you share at Tuesday Turn About via myweeabode.com . Now I’m off to see more of your blog! πŸ˜‰

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  4. I love French doors too. We have individual doors on our bedrooms that are the same idea – many small panes of glass that were here when we bought this place. They are lovely but a real added time factor to cleaning. Beautiful painting – I love the road walkway!

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      1. The problem with the french door as a bedroom door is that you have to put a curtain on it for privacy so it looks nice from the outside of the room (but takes away from the see through aspect) and inside the room its kind of weird to have a curtain on the door and you don’t get the benefit of looking at the pretty door itself. Definitely a better choice for entrance doors or patio doors or maybe an office or family room but bedrooms – not so much πŸ™‚

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