Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling, the window color you choose can significantly impact the overall appearance even more than you may think! Windows are a big investment, so you want to make sure you carefully consider your options before you take the plunge.
If you’re afraid of commitment or want to opt for a more natural look, white windows are always a safe bet. However, there are many other color options available that can really add a lot of character based on the style of your home. When you’re deciding on windows, you will be selecting colors for both the exterior and interior of your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind!
Exterior Window Color Options
Before we get into exterior window colors, first a quick note about exterior window materials, which is another aspect you’ll have to decide on. Some common material options are aluminum clad, Fibrex, and vinyl (although we personally wouldn’t recommend vinyl!). As you’re choosing your material, you’ll want to note that window exteriors should generally NOT be painted. Unless they are painted on wood windows, the finish likely will not last.
White Exterior Windows
When it comes to colors, white is always a classic choice that looks great when paired with many colors. At the #lakerileyrebuild, we paired white exterior windows with their deep blue exterior, but white is a great option to pair with nearly any color!
Black Exterior Windows
Currently, black and white exteriors are very popular — we understand why! Adding black windows to a white exterior gives a home that extra pop with a fresh, modern twist. Something about black and white designs always looks so classic and clean.
Dark Bronze Exterior Windows
Another timeless exterior window color option is dark bronze. Dark bronze window frames break the standard trend while still being neutral in appearance, which we love! Bronze windows are not quite as harsh as black but still provide striking contrast with lighter paint colors.
Soft Gray Exterior Windows
Soft Gray windows provide the perfect amount of contrast on white homes like pictured below. Rather than matching the home with white windows, the soft gray allows the windows to stand out without being overbearing.
Colorful Exterior Windows
We love when home exteriors pull off colorful windows. Below are two homes with soft blue and green-blue windows. While they’re giving us coastal vibes, we think these can be pulled off in any area. They pair well with soft, lighter exterior colors.
Interior Window Color Options
For the insides of your windows, you generally have a lot more flexibility. While you can order the windows pre-finished (if they are certain materials, they will often only come in a specific range of colors), you also can often get wood interior windows and then paint them whatever color you want.
White Interior Windows
White windows remain popular for interior, and are definitely a timeless choice that become a soft backdrop. They work seamlessly with a variety of colors, so you usually don’t have to worry if they will match whatever you end up doing in the room.
Black Interior Windows
Black interior windows have been really popular over the last few years. They give a very clean, sleek look and are also extremely versatile. In #thebloomingtonbuild‘s office, we paired black window frames with a deep teal-gray wainscoting for a more masculine space.
In #thelakeloft‘s screened porch we paired black windows with white walls and lighter decor. We love this look because it draws attention to the windows without being overbearing.
The best way to choose the window color for your home comes down to having a design plan in place. Once you decide on an overall color palette, you can work through which window color is best for your design.
You’ll also want to consider which option will give you the most longevity. Windows are not an easy or cheap thing to replace, so you want to be confident in your decision. Which window color would you choose for your home?
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