How to Choose a Window Frame Color for Your Home

It may seem like a small detail when you’re getting replacement windows, but it can be difficult to choose just the right exterior window frame color. Gone are the days when you could get replacement windows in any color you like, as long as it is white. Today, you can choose from seven interior colors and finishes and seven different exterior colors – at least you can if you’re shopping at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island. Other replacement window dealers have much more limited selections.

The color that you choose for your exterior replacement windows can affect the appearance of your home for a long time. Knowing the options, weighing the possibilities and considering all the variables can help you decide what color replacement window frames will be right for you.

Consider Your House’s Siding Color

The color you select for your exterior windows does not have to be the same color as your siding, but it should coordinate with the color so that it does not clash. Exterior colors vary by window brand. Renewal by Andersen windows come in a number of exterior colors, including white, canvas, forest green, sandtone, terratone, red rock, cocoa bean and others.

Become familiar with the colors available in the window brand that you’ve selected. If possible, view samples of the exterior colors you’re considering against the siding of your home. This will help you get a better sense of how the exterior colors look against the siding currently on your home.

Combine brown and cream exterior window colors to earth-toned siding like green, brown and red. Match black or white exterior window colors to blue, white and gray siding.

Match Your Windows to Your Home’s Architectural Style

The exterior color you choose for your windows should also match the architectural style of the home. Some architectural styles are naturally more colorful than others.

For example, Victorian homes are often painted in a variety of colors and have strong architectural lines throughout their facade. If you have a Victorian home, bold colors like “red rock” and “forest green,” can draw attention and make the home’s windows a focal point. When combined with the right siding color, these window colors pull together your home’s color scheme.

Your Window Color Can Match Your Environment

For some homeowners, it’s important to match their home to the surrounding environment. A home located in a wooded area, for example, might have green siding, and a window color like forest green or even dark bronze. Remember to consider all the environmental factors when trying to choose the right color for your home.

Window Color Can Affect Property Value and Curb Appeal

Are you planning to sell your home soon? One of the most important things to take into consideration when trying to choose exterior home colors is your home’s own property value and curb appeal.

If you hope to improve the value of your home to maximize your profit when you sell, select neutral colors to give your home universal appeal.

What are neutrals? When shopping from the Renewal by Andersen suite of windows, gravitate toward colors like white, sandtone and terratone.

Want More Advice About Exterior Window Color? Get Started Today

The professionals at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can help you choose the right window color for your home. Call today to make an appointment to discuss your upcoming window replacement. Use our toll-free number at 866-609-5033 or fill out the short form on this page.

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