From curbside, the most noticeable thing about your new windows will be their frame color. Choosing the right hue can make a big impact on the visual appeal of our home’s exterior. Today’s modern windows offer a virtually unlimited color palette for Dallas homeowners to choose from. With so many options, you may find yourself vacillating between two or three (or more) colors, all of which seem to have their benefits and drawbacks. Of course, you could simply throw up your hands and go with classic white, until the window provider asks what kind of white you prefer – antique white, eggshell white, ivory white, snow white (yes, it’s a real color). Talk about too much of a good thing!
Thankfully, there are several useful tips that can help you navigate through this color conundrum. Follow them to the letter or use them as a general guide. The important thing is to be comfortable enough with your eventual decision not to second-guess yourself after your new windows have been installed.
Match Your Home’s Trim Color
Visually, window frames accent your home’s exterior in the same way its trim does. When you match the two, it creates a unified look that incorporates both new and existing exterior elements into a seamless whole.
Think About Where You Live
Do you live in a dry, rural region prone to blowing dust? Or how about smack-dab in the middle of a sprawling metropolis with lots of traffic and exhaust? Both can leave a buildup of grit and grime on your frames. Bright white windows will show this dirt more than neutral grays, tans, and silvers. If you don’t want to be outside washing your new windows every weekend, these colors may be your best options.
Choose a Color Palate and Stick to It
The two broadest color palates are warm tones and cool tones. Warm tones include reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, while cool tones include blues, greens, purples, and greys. Mixing between these two categories isn’t recommended, since it tends to result in clashing color combinations. Unless you plan on repainting your house, stay within the same color palate as your siding. If, for example, your exterior is a muted warm tone such as sand, chocolate-colored window frames would create a pleasing contrast. If your siding is a bold blue, pale lavender window frames might work well.
No matter what color you choose for your new widows, Woodbridge Home Exteriors can provide top-notch products for your home in Fort Worth. Contact us today and schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our representatives to learn more. And during your in-home meeting, be sure to ask about financing available to qualified homeowners.