Black-framed windows can be a great accent for your home’s style. However, it depends on how you use this window replacement design tactic and the colors associated with your home’s other complementing elements. After all, you want the window frames to work in harmony with the other design components of your home.
Here are some ideas for a home design that uses black-framed windows effectively:
For Homes with Industrial or Modern Styles
Black is an unassuming color that does wonders for an industrial-style or modern home. It blends well with the overall look and emphasizes the understated charm of exposed ceilings or pipes. Black also lends a contemporary touch to other elements of the house that could not be well-tied together with the theme. Black-framed windows serve as an instant style upgrade and it’s something that won’t cost you much.
To Highlight Other Design Elements
Black can itself be the highlight in a black and white room; in a room with a bold color as a highlight, black can draw attention to other colors. Many homeowners think that using black-framed casement windows means shifting the focus from other design elements to the windows. On the contrary, black actually blends in with other design elements, letting other features stand out. If you have a wood siding, for instance, pairing it with black window frames emphasizes the siding and makes the windows “disappear.”
To Complement the Brickwork
As mentioned, black easily blends in with other design elements and it can help bring other colors to the surface. When pairing black-framed windows with your brickwork, for instance, it brings out the colors of the bricks that you don’t easily notice if you have window frames in a different color. If this is what you want to do, however, many home designers recommend choosing a frame color that isn’t necessarily black. If your brickwork has gray colors, choosing a similar color for the window frame will draw them out better.
Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle helps homeowners choose the casement or bay windows that will suit their home’s design. We offer various window designs in different colors and finishes so you can get the one that suits you best. Call us at (206) 777-0954 to know your options. We serve residents of Seattle.