Is your home due for replacement windows? Is it also due for a style update? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, a design trend that has resurged in popularity is the perfect way to update your home—black window frames.
Simply updating your windows will add protection, increase home value, and grow the energy efficiency of your home. But replacing your current windows with modern, sleek black frames will also make your home stand out from the crowd.
As an experienced windows contractor, we love the impact of black window frames. But we want to ensure you do too. So we’ve put together a guide to help you decide if this trend is right for you.
Are Black Windows Right for My Home?
When selecting replacement windows and deciding on the right color choice for your frames, you need to determine what look and feel you want to give your home. Choosing the right windows will bring many home benefits. Born from industrial-era warehouses, black frames became a common home trend in the early 20th century. And while the trend was overshadowed by the more common white frames for a time, black windows are now resurgent in popularity. Here are a few of the reasons we love black window frames.
Modernize a Home
Black windows are sleek and simple, which is exactly what defines a modern home. When coupled with thin black frames, which Infinity® windows can achieve due to their durability, the result is a timeless look that also makes a home fit the modern aesthetic.
Make a Bold Impact
White frames are beautiful, but they can also feel subdued. Black is a bold choice that works with most color palettes while standing out and drawing the eye. If you want a fresh look that’s bold, choose black frames.
Emphasize your View
While black can be impactful against lighter colors, the negative space that black creates can cause a sort of visual illusion where the frame disappears from view, blending in with the backdrop. So if you have a gorgeous view you want people to enjoy, black frames will draw the eye outside.
Veer from Cookie-Cutter White
If you want your home to maintain its elegance while not looking like every neighboring house, then black window frames are a great choice. While white is timeless and beautiful, it’s also incredibly common. You can still enjoy the simplicity and elegance of your frames while tailoring them to your home with black frames.
The juxtaposition of dark and light is both an appealing and visually interesting design tactic. Black window frames play toward this use of color, especially on light-colored homes.
Forgiving in Nature
Black helps to hide imperfections like indentations or other issues. While you are less likely to have damage if you choose Infinity’s incredibly durable fiberglass frames, black will still better hide any imperfections that arise.
Tips for Incorporating Black Windows in My Home
Black windows create a beautiful base for your home. Building from that base, there are some great ways to accentuate your frames and really incorporate them into your home.
Use Black Other Places
Add complementary pops of black to really tie your windows into the overall architectural design for your home. Great places to do this are in appliances, hardware, tiles, interior or exterior lighting fixtures, and both interior and exterior railings.
Incorporate Other Neutrals
Black plays well with all colors but especially other neutrals. It works well with grays, beiges, whites, or even neutral blue tones. It creates a nice contrast while complementing other neutral colors to create a high-end look for your home.
Play with Contrast
To really make your windows pop, use them in contrast with a light and airy siding or interior paint colors. One of the three main ways to utilize the color wheel is to incorporate complementary colors. This means using black with white or beige walls.
Trim Out Your Fames
If you really want to draw the eye to your windows, add window trim around the black frames to accentuate this feature. Certain home styles, like Craftsman, will incorporate a large white trim around the black frame.
Use Symmetry When Possible
Symmetry is an essential design element. Play with symmetry by having matching window placements on both sides of your home to make the exterior feel more cohesive. Black complements the simplicity and elegance of symmetry.
Our team of window professionals can help you install the perfect windows in the perfect style for your home. Check out this window installation we completed that utilized black windows to modernize the home’s exterior.
Ebony windows by Infinity from Marvin are the perfect choice for your window replacement—that is, if you desire windows that will last for years and fit perfectly with your home. They bring your home these additional benefits.
- Ultrex fiberglass is 8x stronger than vinyl
- Don’t need to be repainted
- Low-E glass options
- Custom fit
- Beautiful wood-like finish
Modern Windows for the Modern Homeowner
If you’re ready for the change that new windows offer, Ebony windows by Infinity from Marvin are a great option for your replacement. Our team of contractors and designers can work with you to create the perfect color selections and style choices that complement your house.
You shouldn’t feel frustrated in your home! Our team of professionals will help you develop a plan and execute it to perfection. For more information about how our team can update your windows, learn about our window services today.