When shopping for new residential windows, you have several choices. One of your final choices, after deciding on the type of window and frame, will be the colors that you want your frames and trim to be. You have a lot of options when it comes to colors, and a lot of factors go into choosing a color that is just right for your home. Below are just a few of the things you should consider to make sure you are picking frame colors you will be happy with for years to come.
Know that You Can Have Different Interior and Exterior Colors
One thing many people don't realize when they are shopping for PVC windows is that you can have a different interior and exterior color. This allows you to opt for an exterior color that will match the exterior of your home without limiting your interior design choices. It opens your choices from a few neutral colors to almost endless possibilities of vibrant colors. While it may be more expensive to get different interior and exterior colors, many homeowners find the extra cost worth the freedom to fully customize the look of their home.
Select the Same Colors for All Windows
While you might opt for different interior and exterior colors, you should remain consistent with your color choices across all of your windows. This will give cohesion to your home both from the outside and inside when you are walking from room to room. Some people try to get different interior colors for each room, but this can be overwhelming on the eye and ultimately destroy the natural flow of your home.
Opt for Neutral Interior Colors
When selecting your interior color, it is a good idea to stick to a neutral color such as white, beige, brown, wood grain, or gray. This will allow you to decorate your rooms in different colors while keeping the interior frames all one color. Additionally, people tend to paint the interior of their homes more often than the exterior. Rather than try to match the colors of your current interior, pick a neutral color that will be easy to match every time you repaint.
Don't Be Afraid of Extreme Exterior Colors
Exterior colors are where you can choose a stand-out pop of color. As long as the color looks good with your exterior paint and trim, you should not be afraid of selecting a bold color. Because exteriors are painted far less often than interiors and you will be working with a single color, you do not have to worry about your exterior window frames matching your future design whims as much as you do with your interior frames. Dark, bold colors including black, dark red, purple, green, and orange are becoming more common on modern homes. Black is especially trendy at the moment. However, you can also opt for a more subtle, washed-out pastel if you want a more traditional look with just a hint of color.
Choose a Color That Makes You Happy
While there are some guidelines to color choice, decorating your home comes down to one important question: does this color make you happy? If following the rules doesn't make you happy, you should feel free to break them. Maybe you want brightly colored interior frames or you want different colored windows all over your house. If these are things that will improve your quality of life by making you happy, you should do them. However, you should be aware that they may negatively impact the future value of your home if you choose to sell it at some point.