Are you interested in installing replacement windows? While you might have the option of repainting your windows in the future, it’s easiest to pick an option with a color you like infused into the frame during the manufacturing process. This way, you’ll be satisfied with your selection for many years to come.
Be aware that vinyl windows are often limited in their color options, and painting vinyl windows usually voids the warranty. This means, if you’re interested in something other than white, cream, or tan, you’ll probably want to choose aluminum, wood, or fiberglass windows instead.
Not sure where to begin? Use this guide to popular window colors for inspiration.
If you want a home exterior that looks sleek and streamlined, consider choosing a window hue that matches the surrounding siding, or at least coordinates with the color palette. For example, if you have a gray house, windows in a color a few notches lighter or darker create a clean, contemporary look.
You can also contrast with the siding rather than blending in with it. This helps your beautiful replacement windows stand out so they’re more noticeable. An example of a striking contrast is to pair brick red windows with a medium taupe house. Dark blue windows also create a nice contrast with off-white or yellow siding.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of color combinations available to you, stick to one color palette. If your home’s siding is a warm color, this means you should choose another warm color for the windows. Do you have burnt orange siding? Try creamy yellow windows. Dark red siding? Opt for warm brown windows.
The idea of sticking with the same color palette also applies if you have a cool color scheme going on. Is your siding olive green? Look into dark green or blue windows. Indigo siding? Try out light blue windows.
It’s often unwise to install windows in a bold color. Your replacement windows are a big investment, and as mentioned previously, repainting them may not be an option. Choosing a neutral color for your windows is a safe choice. Then, if you want to have fun with bold, experimental colors, do so with your siding and trim. Beige, sandstone, and charcoal gray are popular neutrals for window frames.
If you live in a dusty area, such as near a freeway or active construction site, dirt will inevitably settle on your window frames. Keep in mind that gray and taupe camouflage dirt effectively, while very light and very dark colors show the most dust buildup. If you’re concerned about the effects of direct sunlight heating up your home, consider lighter colors that reflect the heat. These also won’t fade in the sun over time the way dark colors can.
Look for your favorite window colors from the wide selection offered by Quality Window & Door. Might we suggest exploring the options available from Weather Shield? You can find the perfect window style—from casements and awnings to sliders and double-hung windows—in just the right hue. We’ll help you pinpoint the perfect window color to enhance the appearance of your home!
To see our window selection in person, please visit one of our local showrooms in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Or, if you’re ready to get started right away, feel free to contact Quality Window & Door and request a free in-home consultation today.
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