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How to Choose Window Frame Color

How to Choose Window Frame Color

Fall is an ideal time to refresh your windows and doors. And add a bold pop of color inside and outside your Des Moines space.

This year’s most popular window frame color possibilities include cool neutrals, such as metallics, black and gray. And don’t forget darker earth tones like brown, red and green.

But with numerous different shades available, how do you pick the right one?

Our design professionals at Pella of Des Moines can help you find the right color to work with your home. We’ll review your options and provide you with a no-obligation quote—all from the convenience of your living room.

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Think About Your Home’s Style

Keep your home’s décor in mind when choosing a window frame color.

White and black work with most any design style. Black is especially striking for industrial- or farmhouse-style homes, making windows a dramatic focal point.

Contrasting trim colors let windows stand out in a traditional home. Matching trim colors that blend in are better for modern- or contemporary-style spaces.

You can also work with a color palette that corresponds with your home style.

Warm for Traditional Homes

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Brown

Cool for Modern Homes

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Gray

It’s also important to consider your home’s building materials, as well as the Des Moines weather. White and other light, neutral colors can help keep your home cooler, since they don’t allow in heat as quickly.

Related: Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is Best for Your Home?

Vinyl or Wood Siding

Make a bold statement with contrasting colors. Choose white if your home has a darker siding color and black for a lighter siding color.

Brick or Stone

Contrasting colors like bright white, blue, green or black add curb appeal, especially for painted brick or neutral stone.

Avoid using red, brown or black with natural reddish brick, since it will blend in with the house.

Stucco

Choose interesting colors for your window trim, since you can easily paint stucco a coordinating pigment.

Pella® Window Finishes are Made to Last

At Pella of Des Moines, we have a variety of interior and exterior finishes for your replacement windows.

Examine dual-color window frames that come with white interiors that help brighten your home. A colorful exterior boosts your home’s curb appeal.

These frames are available for Pella® 250 Series and Pella 350 Series vinyl windows, as well as Pella Impervia® fiberglass windows.

Our one-of-a-kind vinyl formula is performance-tested for exemplary weathering, durability and color retention. And our long-lasting fiberglass offers the quality look of painted wood.

EnduraClad® exterior finishes are available for our Architect Series® and Pella Lifestyle Series wood windows. These low-maintenance finishes resist fading and look beautiful for years.

Choose from the most requested colors such as gray, black, brown, green or red. Color availability depends on the series, so ask your Pella of Des Moines design professional for more information.

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