The aesthetic language of our interiors is constantly evolving, influenced by the tides of fashion, the changing needs of homeowners, and the technological advancements in design and materials. Steel-look styles are one of the trendiest design statements of recent years and at Aluco we are proud to be the pioneers of this iconic style of glazing in aluminium.
The ‘steel-look’ creates a minimalistic, robust approach that gives interiors an industrial and architectural edge. But how does this style differ from other popular trends such as heritage, Art Deco, Urban, New York, Scandi, Hygge, and contemporary styles? Let’s delve into these differences and how Aluco products can meet every one of these.
Exploring Industrial and Steel-Look Styles and Beyond
Depending on the overall look you are trying to achieve with your interior decor, furniture and accessories and, of course, the present steel-look styles trend, Aluco provides the best solution. Here is how our exterior and interior designs can meet your preferred look and feel.
The steel-look style is the best when you crave authenticity and a nod to classic steel windows and doors. Aluco windows, doors and screens meet most steel-look styles because we’ve designed our products with dimensions as close as possible to steel. We recommend our slimline glazing bars, steel-inspired hardware and black colour finish. The steel-look style helps you achieve slim frames, more glass, and extra light coming into your home or between your rooms with our internal doors. Overall, the steel look is reminiscent of the industrial era, original metal windows, a factory-like aesthetic and a sophisticated overall look.
While the steel look embraces a nod to the classic window and door, the heritage style pays homage to the past. This style uses traditional elements like ornate moulding, antique furniture, and vintage patterns to create spaces that echo a bygone era. Here, Aluco windows and doors are perfect for replicating the heritage style with a choice of slightly thicker glazing bars, mullions and transoms. Glass plays a huge part in the heritage style, and the reeded glass option provides an extra touch of authenticity. The windows and interior doors in this project demonstrate the heritage style perfectly.
Art Deco Style
Art Deco takes both modern style, craftsmanship and material quality, whilst including geometry, bold colours and a touch of class with luxury. A classic Art-Deco style is geometry, with darker and bolder colours and suitable Art-Deco Hardware. Where the steel-look styles are more minimalist, Art Deco is elegant. For your exterior or interior Aluco doors, choose the antique brass finishes, and create symmetry by making the glass panes, mullions or transoms equal.
Urban is another term for steel-look styles and takes inspiration from city-centre living and more natural materials such as visible brickwork, natural wood and steel. Urban style, therefore, gives you the perfect balance of vintage and contemporary to your interior décor. You can consider fewer glazing bars combined with more contemporary-styled window or door handles, a matt black finish, or a selection of contemporary grey. For your glass with Aluco doors, consider satin or acid-etched glass.
New York Style
Aluco interior or exterior glazing also provides the perfect New York style. This is synonymous with loft living characterised by taller ceilings, exposed beams, metals, woods and brickwork. The New York style is accented with bold contemporary art, ornaments or furniture. Here again, Aluco can provide the ideal New York-style interior. We can craft internal screens, large picture windows, stylish patio doors and slimline folding sliding doors with New York-style bars. In the New York style, Aluco products create a sense of openness with natural light, possible thanks to our ultra-slim windows and doors using modern aluminium and our know-how. Our doors with the right decor will create a warmer, more lived-in feel.
Among steel-look styles is Scandi. The Scandi style uses the principles of minimalism, simplicity and functionality. Usually, the design is cleaner, colours are more natural, and the interior can have an air of cosy, with the right textiles and other materials. Scandi appears softer than urban or New York. Our Floating Lock design is probably one of the best for Scandi, because there is no more minimalist door on the market in aluminium. We’ve created a fully glazed option in our steel-look styles with no visible glazing bars, creating the gorgeous look of minimalist doors whilst retaining the desirable features of steel such as the feature backplate behind the handle and ultra-slim aluminium.
Originating from Denmark, Hygge (pronounced hoogie) is classic Danish with the design focused on comfort, warmth and a feeling of well-being. You’ll incorporate these features into your interior dies with cosy furniture and textiles, maybe some warm lighting, and the creation of relaxation or family zones in your home. Once again Aluco delivers with our floating lock design or any of our other door designs with optional ultra-slim glazing bars. Colour matters with the Hygge style, and Aluco is available in pastel to dark colours, cool grey, slate grey, warm, earthy or off-white.
The last of the steel-look styles is Contemporary. A design that is bold or minimalist, taking inspiration from old and new and similar to the steel look if you wish. Clean lines, neutral or dark colour colours are all used to create a modern look and our doors bring your contemporary design to life with sliding interior doors, glazed screens or partitions.
aluco steel-look exterior
Our crafted exterior collection of windows and doors, promises any of the steel-look styles whilst delivering excellent security, weather protection and energy-efficiency.
Thermally insulated aluminium, high-specification glass units, full sealing and outstanding engineering, create exterior windows, patio doors, bifolding doors and screens.
aluco steel-look interior
The slimmest, best-built, ingeniously designed and crafted aluminium collection includes hinged single or double doors, sliding interior doors, bespoke glazed screens, dividers and partitions.
With more design and glazing bar options, the Aluco Interior Collection can help you achieve any of the steel-look styles for the inside of your home and truly transform it.
Aluco Aluminium. Redefining steel-look styles for your home
The appeal of steel-look styles rests in their desirability, individuality and adaptability whilst providing some of the best designs for the outside or inside of any property. Above all, Aluco windows and doors are crafted with the best build quality, fit and finish. We are confident they are the last doors you will ever buy. Give your home a touch of luxury and create a an altogether different kind of home. Contact us today for details of where to view Aluco nationwide.