Window trim isn’t just a decorative piece. Exterior trim, in particular, hides gaps between your walls and the window itself. However, it can also insulate your home from the depredations of the outside weather and keep your interior cozy. And a cozy interior spends less on energy.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your local exterior siding company, discusses a few do’s and dont’s when choosing an interior and exterior window trim.

Cohesion in Color

When choosing window trim color, the idea is cohesion. Window trim color usually matches or complements the color of the side of the window. For example, interior window trim should be similar to your home’s molding. Meanwhile, the exterior window trim should enhance your exterior design and colors.

Traditional vs. Modern

Some manufacturers offer colors that fit the design of the window trim. In case your manufacturer doesn’t have these, consider applying the colors yourself, local siding repair experts advise.

The first thing you should do is to consider the architecture of your home. A traditional home can make perfect use of warm colors to evoke a homely feeling, such as reds, oranges, yellows and browns. By contrast, a modern home is all about minimal living in an age of anti-patience. Blues, greens, purples and other neutral tones like grays are ideal for such a home.

Black and white are, like gray, neutral colors. They work, however, in any style of home.

Consider Boldness

In addition, your window trim colors should match your personality. If bold colors are your thing, for instance, it’s a good idea to own it (or don’t use it all). Bold hues can be a great way to accentuate your windows, but tempering them with a few surrounding neutrals can make them stand out without making them too overbearing or excessive.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors is one of the leading home siding contractors in the area, but we can also help you find the right window trim color. Call us today at (316) 683-2400 or fill out our contact form. We serve Salina and Hutchinson, KS.