Painting the sash and the trim with contrasting colors adds interest and breaks up an otherwise monotonous facade of a home. It’s especially helpful for tall or large homes. WMGB Home Improvement presents some window trim and sash color combinations that may also work for your patio door.
Enhance (or Disguise)
Use color to showcase nice windows and hide ugly ones. Downplay worn windows by painting the sash and trim white. You can also use a hue that allows them to blend in with the surrounding wall or siding color. But if you’re installing new windows, select a frame color that will make them stand out.
Work With Your Surroundings
If you favor the traditional, let your window trim colors contrast with the house color. Try pairing cinnamon trim with a medium taupe house color for a traditional palette. For a contemporary design, pick trim colors that blend in with the surrounding wall color. For example, try pairing silver with a similar gray house color – with a few shades lighter or darker.
Be Careful With Bold Hues
Unlike windows, it’s much easier and affordable to change paint colors. As such, WMGB Home Improvement tells homeowners to pick a neutral hue for their window frames. If you decide later to go for fun, bold colors, you can change your paint colors. If you go this route, though, keep the surrounding color neutral or in the same color family as the frame. Try the same with your entry doors.
Shades of tan and beige were the choice neutrals up until a few years ago. Cooler hues, especially cool neutrals, have become more popular since then. Gray is grabbing the spotlight as the new neutral, but black and navy are also great choices. They would all look sharp with pretty much any house color.
You can rely on WMGB Home Improvement for windows and storm doors. It’s our pride and joy to help people achieve their dream homes. We serve residents in Grand Rapids, MI, and nearby areas. Call us at (616) 328-6625 for consultation and a free estimate.