The colour of your window frames can make all the difference to how your property looks. The wrong shade will make your windows look odd and out of place, but the right colour can enhance your home and make it look great.
Picking a colour for your window frames can be tricky – it’s hard to visualise what colours will look like or even know where to start. For a helping hand, read on to find out 3 steps to picking the perfect window frame colour.
Step 1: Work out the look you want
Before you get bogged down in colours, you need to work out what kind of look you want. For some, choosing a window frame shade is about enhancing their property’s features. But for others, unique window frames can be a great way to make a statement.
If you have a period property, you might want to pick a traditional frame colour that suits the age of your home. Typically, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings have bright, white frames and older, Tudor properties have darker browns or greys.
If you’d prefer your window frames to blend in with your property, try going for neutral colours like beige, greys or creams. To get the ideal colour, try using a shade that features somewhere else on the exterior of your home, like in any stone or brick.
Another option is to make a statement with your window frames. If you want this look, go for bright, bold colours that catch the eye. Paint your front door and garage door (if you’ve got one) the same colour to ensure that your property still looks coordinated.
Step 2: Consider your surroundings
Once you’ve worked out the look that you want, make sure you consider your surroundings before you decide on a final colour. It’s good for all the colours in your property exterior to work well together, but it also looks great if they work with the environment around you too.
So look at your surroundings and see if you can pick out any colours in any natural stone, foliage or other buildings around your home to use for your window frames.
Step 3: Think about inside as well as out
It’s also important to think about how your window frames will look from the inside. If you want frames that are all the same colour, ideally they’ll complement your property’s interior as well as its exterior. But if you’ve found the perfect colour for your exterior frames and they look plain bad from the inside, don’t panic. Dual-coloured frames are a great way to get the colours you want without having to choose.
Following these 3 steps should help you pick the perfect colour for your window frames. Don’t forget to tweet us @Quotatis to show us the results!