Picking the Best Window Frame Colors for Your Home


Changing your window color doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it’s a big deal. The color you choose for your window will determine the whole tone of the exterior of your home. Because of this, you want to put much thought into what you hope to achieve by changing your window trim colors. Not only is this important so that you love how your house looks, but it’s also very important for curb appeal. 

Whether you are changing window frame colors because you are selling your home or just because it’s time for something new, this article will help you think of all the things you need to consider when choosing the right window frame color for your house!

Part of the bigger picture

Consider them part of a larger project when reviewing window trim color ideas. Your window trims must match the vibe of the rest of the house; otherwise, they stick out like a sore thumb. For example, a classic home with earthy tones could probably do without bright, more modern color schemes. 

Our eyes are naturally drawn to windows, so you don’t need to do anything too over the top to draw attention to them. At the same time, you want them to be framed in a way that fits with the theme of the rest of the project but still helps them stand out on their own. 

So, how do you do this?

Start with a plan

A common mistake when overhauling the exterior of your home is to not think of it as a bigger picture. This is why working with an experienced professional is important so you can get the most out of your home exterior. 

For example, if you decided on a window color and ordered it before you even had a plan for the rest of the house, you are suddenly doing the whole project based on window color. This can be limiting and frustrating. By having a plan, you’ll be more confident that you will have a whole exterior—not just your windows—to be proud of. 

Go with a classic

If you are in doubt, you may as well just keep it simple. As common as it is, nothing is boring about white window trim exterior. White goes with just about any theme you could come up with for the exterior of your home. It helps to add a bit of pop to a modern-looking home, or it can help windows blend in on a more traditional home. 

Another thing that is great about white is that there are several different hues that you can choose from. A more modern home would likely want a bright white, while a more traditional one would look better with a muted white. 

Be careful with trends

As popular as white is, black has become one of the more popular exterior window trim paint colors. The thing is, though, black isn’t as universal as white. While white can go with anything, black generally mixes best with white. Does that mean black works well with all bright colors? Not necessarily. A bright blue home, or something wild like a bright pink home, would certainly not look as good with black window trim as white window trim. 

So, when does black work the best?

Black generally works the best on large windows that don’t need much in the way of framing. It also works best with whites and different shades of white. 

Embrace color

There is so much more to choose from than just black and white! For example, if you have a home you would describe as “earthy,” you might want to play around with other earth tones. This could mean different browns or even dark shades of green. 

For unique and/or colorful homes, why not consider something wild like bright pink? Or if you live in a sunny area, a sky blue. If you pick something unique enough, you could be the talk of the neighborhood!

If you need help choosing your window frame color, please contact Lancia Homes today!