Are you searching for a modern style gate perfect for security purposes, while still adding a punch of design to your entryway? These modern design examples will inspire you to find the best gate for your home in 2024.

Modern driveway gates not only keep your home and family secure, they should also elevate your home’s entrance. As you’ll see, many custom gates even come with personalized touches like unique lighting or fresh flower beds.

With gate materials ranging from wood panels between stone pillars to wrought-iron and other metals that add an extra accent, these unique modern style gates are sure to impress. So without further adieu, here are 35 modern gate ideas to help you boost your property’s curb appeal.

1. Modern and Chic

A black panel composite sliding driveway gate

Who says you can’t go ultra-modern with your gate? This stunning black gate has planks running parallel to the fence and planks running downward to render a sense of dynamic, modern design that still offers a high level of protection and privacy.

2. The Simple Life

Modern Driveway Ideas Include a White Classic Carriage Style Swing Gate Between Two Stone Columns and Fences.

Appearing like farm stable doors, classic carriage or swing-style gates open outward to give both a traditional look and feel. Here, vertical lines complement the X crossbeam design on each panel, giving an elegant style that fits any cottage or modern farmhouse.

3. Classic Brick

A Black Metal Modern Gate Paired with Red Brick.

Modern style gates can also lean classic when traditional red brick is added to the mix. This gate offers both sturdy iron pickets for security and the beauty of red brick. The choice of iron also preserves the view of the home’s gorgeous entrance.

4. White Cut-Outs

An All White Wood Gate with Four Diamond Style Cut-Outs.

This white gate has raised double doors for privacy, but the diamond-style cut-outs provide a surprising and charming accent to this property’s entryway.

5. Modern Gray

A Modern Gray Gate Has Fencing That Matches.

Modern clean lines and a minimalist design separate this gate from more flowery styles. This gate’s aesthetic also matches the fencing around the property to create a cohesive, well-guarded look. The low profile iron horizontals ensure a full view of the beautiful landscaping as well.

6. Shape It Out

A White Gate with Several Different Paneling Designs, Including A Circle at the Center.

Who says all fences need to have rectangular shapes? This white swing gate has a decorative circle paneling design that offers a unique accent to the strong structure.

7. Sweet and Simple

A Black Metal Gate with Thin Pickets Stands in Front of a Farmhouse Style Home.

This black metal gate is juxtaposed with the chic facade of the home for a unique contrast. While the aesthetic of the gate feels simple, the beauty of it lies in its minimalism.

8. White Meets Gray

A Simple White Fence Stands Between Two Gray Stone Columns

This white metal gate’s straight, simple lines are gently softened at the borders, complementing the color of the gray stone columns they’re set between while contrasting with their sharp edges.

9. Invisible Iron

A Wrought Iron Fence Sits Between Two Warm Colored Stone Columns.

On this property, the classic material of wrought iron is augmented by a pair of enormous stone pillars for a balanced design that provides minimal intrusion on the landscape. Two antique-inspired lanterns light the way at night and give a touch of historic appeal to the gate design.

10. Finials for the Win

A White Gate Adds Interest to Warm Stone Columns.

This white gate adds privacy to the home and only reveals a hint of the property that lies beyond it. But the design highlight is definitely the stone finials that add some grandeur to the look of the gate.

11. Colorful Stone and Sleek Metal


A White Wooden Gate Sits Between Natural Stone Columns with Lighting.

Gates can have custom accents like this one that features wrought iron strap hinges for a decorative touch in the corners of the gate. Colorful stone warms up the metal and the white color.

12. Modern Nature

Two Large Greek Style Planters and Stone Columns.

While the planters and natural stone render a sense of antiquity to the scene, the gates are painted a sleek shade of gray to modernize it all against the stone pillars. The half-open style allows a breeze and some light to flow through without compromising security.

13. Swirling Modern Lines

A Pattern of Swirling Metal Work on a Classically Inspired Gate.

Modern gates can still be picturesque. This gate is surrounded by stone pillars, while the patterned gate itself feels delicate and graceful set against these structures. Tall lanterns add height and top off the look.

14. A Little Bit Country

Rustic Wood Covers This Gate Between Two Warm Stonework Columns.

A rustic-inspired wood gate with stone pillars provides a nod to the environment: a wooded property full of trees. The wood harkens to the natural setting and hints at a home with a classic country feel.

15. Stunning Illusion

A House Behind A Black Metal Gate With Stone Columns.

Set at a slight distance from the stone wall, this modern metal gate feels a bit petite next to the magnificent stone to give a playful illusion of minimalism to viewers. However, both the gate and the wall provide a strong barrier.

16. Blocks on Blocks

A Modern Gate Made Of Square Pickets Sits Between Two Large Shrubs

Like elegantly stacked frames, these half-open style squares show off the property, but the X cross members block off anyone from getting too close to the private driveway. It’s a great example of a distinctly modern style that blends perfectly into a setting where nature is the focal point.

17. On the Slopes

Sloping White Gate Near A Large Country Style Home.

This farmhouse-style gate is painted white to match the home and offset the bucolic setting. The sloping shape of the modern gate and its fencing gives the entryway a kind, welcoming feel to visitors.

18. Black Metal

Black Inward Swinging Privacy Gates.

These modern folding gates are intended to offset the classic stone façade of this house to give a mix of old meets new styling. They also provide maximum privacy while still allowing some light through.

19. Deck the Halls

A Black Metal Gate with Circular Pattern and Decorated with Two Christmas Wreaths.

This one is a great example of seasonal gate decoration. Here, the circular pattern on the gate is perfectly accented by two Christmas wreaths. The style of the circle in the gate creates a sense of visual interest without affecting the gate’s ability to protect the property during the holidays and year-round.

20. Stone Sentinel

Two Stonework Columns and Modern Metal Gate.

Not only do these unique stone columns protect this modern gate but they provide a sense of character: like two stone sentinels guarding the property.

21. Old World Elegance

Rustic Wood Gate with Modern Stonework Columns.

Looking as if it’s guarding an Italian Palazzo or French chateau, this wood gate sets the structure apart from others. The wood feels aged yet the touch of wrought iron in the corners reinforces the modern style.

22. Big Red

An Ultra Modern Red Gate with Gray Stone Columns.

The look of this gate is truly one of a kind. Animal foot traffic can still get through this distinctive red metal gate, but cars and others would have a much tougher time, keeping the property secure.

23. Tree of Life

Metalwork Gate Designed To Resemble a Tree with Flowering Branches.

While we do add a lot of natural designs to our gates, this tree is truly unique in our collection. An homage to the beauty of the property, this gate features a giant wrought iron tree with touches of leaf and branch detailing for a supremely decorative touch.

24. There Be Dragons

A Large Gate Designed to Resemble Chinese Style Dragons in Flight.

Those who love fantasy fiction would adore this bold dragon gate. Like Yin and Yang, these figures seem to be in opposition, but they come together quite nicely to create a dynamic and unforgettable scene on this modern gate.

25. X’s and O’s

Crossbuck Fence Pattern on Sleek Modern Gate.

Admittedly, this gate doesn’t have any O’s, but we love it anyway for the way the dark color modernizes the classic crossbuck pattern. The pillars add a touch of elegance as well.

26. Eclectic Modern Gate

A Modern Metal Gate Between Two Limestone Columns.

Gates are often designed differently from the rest of the fence to help it stand out, but this one really pops. Since this metal gate has a contrasting color to the stone wall, the juxtaposition is achieved, and yet the uncomplicated metal pattern makes this gate offer a minimalist look that feels flawless and deceptively simple.

27. Understated Elegance

A Rectangular Pattern Modernizes This Unique Gate.

The open rectangular design of this gate allows light to pass through, yet the steel-reinforced wood keeps the gate secure and the metal accents add visual contrast. Besides allowing air and light to pass, the open design on this modern gate provides an understated elegance that lets the lush green landscaping and tree canopy to take pride of place.

28. White and Bright

A Bright White Scalloped Gate.

Contrasting with the warm colors in the stone columns, this scalloped gate is painted a bright white with black metal accents. It draws the eye to the entryway, making it the focus of the structure and adding a touch of modernity to the natural stone.

29. Blonde Wood

A Wood Gate in Blonde Varnished Wood.

Wood can be stained to appear many different shades to fit the style and colors of your home. This modern gate doesn’t have the edifice of the house looming over it, so the owners opted for a stain that would complement the beauty of the surrounding woods.

30. Playing with Proportions

Mahogany Wood Gate Between Two Gray Stonework Columns.

This gate stands at variance from the strong columns that beautifully accent the lower-profile gate. The wood tone comes in a rich, warm hue that also offers a bit of contrast with the stonework.

31. Ornamental Entrance

An Ornate Wood Fence and Matching Gate.

We love this gate for the level of elegance it achieves with only a few simple elements. This wooden gate with matching fence features custom railwork that elevates the look of the natural wood.

32. Cubism

A Gray Gate Featuring Grated Pattern.

Like the famous style of artwork, this gate feels like an experiment in geometric shapes. Lovers of Mid Century Modern design would be especially drawn to this modern gate style.

33. Keeping It Linear

A Tall Wrought Iron Driveway Gate with Callbox.

Straight lines add height to this modern gate but also offer a clean aesthetic for those wanting a simple design. It’s also tall and secure without obscuring the view.

34. Pretty Florals

Wrought Iron Gate with Circle Design and Planters on Stone Pillars.

Stonework and simple iron railing are topped off with planters brimming with flowers for a final flourish to this entryway’s design. A circular design on the gate adds a touch of elegance and distinction.

35. Sleek Modern Wood

Vertically Patterned Warm Colored Wood Contrasts With Cool Toned Horizontal Stonework.

The sleek style of this modern gate adds bright warm colors to the cooler-toned stonework at the bottom to the structure, and the pattern of the wood offers a contrasting verticality to the horizontally patterned stones beneath.

Let’s Bring Your Modern Driveway Gate Ideas to Life

At Tri State Gate, we will drive anywhere in the continental US to design, install, repair, or maintain an automated driveway gate. Contact us or give us a call at (914) 244-0018 for more information or to request a free, on-site consultation.