It’s a bold look and one that doesn’t work with all architectural styles or every home’s exterior. Black new and replacement windows are one of the latest window trends emerging. Done right, a home with black (or even very dark) windows can create a modern look on an older home or accent a modern style home. Here are some things to consider before choosing black windows for your home.
Color of Your Siding & Trim
Whether your home has siding, stucco, or brick, you want to look at the color before choosing black for your window frames. If your home is dark, the black won’t draw the eye or add to the curb appeal. Certain shades of some common exterior colors don’t coordinate well with black. If you feel your siding will work with black windows, look at your trim. Things like gutters, soffits, and fascia are expensive to replace and if it’s brown, you might want to steer clear of black windows.
If your home has to go through an architectural review board before any changes are made, make sure to do this before ordering your new windows. Although you may not think of replacing windows as a change to your home’s exterior, your HOA may. This is especially true in some historical areas where conformity to certain standards is expected.
Your Home’s Interior
Some new and replacement windows don’t have the option for black on the inside, however, others are the same inside and outside. You’ll need to talk with your window company about the windows you’re considering. If yours would be black inside, how will that work with the rest of your décor? Is it too bold with your paint and trim?
Anytime you’re considering a change to your home, it’s a big decision. Because you’ll likely have your new or replacement windows for at least 20 years, you need to choose the color carefully. When you work with Affordable Replacement Window Systems you’ll never be pressured into a decision. Our consultants can guide you to the right window for your home’s style, interior and exterior colors, and your budget. Call (817) 264-6509 or fill out our contact form to schedule your no obligation consultation today.