Looking for ways to give your home a refreshing, contemporary feel? Whether you have a cozy Craftsman, a classic Ranch, a Troy Colonial, or other architectural styles common to our region, there’s one trend that is creating that modern look today’s homeowners crave. Yes, we’re talking about black replacement windows.
Surprisingly to many people who are used to light-toned windows, black frames—done right—give any home an updated style. Here’s why.
Black Windows Have Many Advantages
Like many home design elements today, black windows were used first in industrial settings and then brought into the residential realm to blend modern sleekness with homey comfort. They may seem trendy, but black window frames are definitely here to stay. Consider them for your house if you’re seeking benefits like these:
Black Windows Make a Statement
Since white windows have been a staple for decades, anything that’s not white can really draw the eye simply because it’s different. Choosing black window frames will set your property apart from the neighbors in a bold and eye-catching way.
And black replacement windows are also an effective tool to catch the attention of homebuyers if you’re planning to sell soon—because they send the message, “This home is up-to-date!”
Black Is a Timeless Color
Many colors come and go over the years in terms of trendiness. One year, pastels are in, but the next they’re out, and the same goes for shades like dark blue, greens, and other tones. And when those colors fall out of style, they look noticeably dated.
Not so with black, though. Black is just one of those shades that is a constant in home décor, so you can trust it to look appealing for years.
Black Pairs Well with Any Color Scheme
One reason black is so classic and timeless is that it’s a versatile neutral. It pairs with so many different color schemes that you get great freedom in determining the look you want for your house.
Black windows look great against white walls—creating a super-fresh, contemporary look. They also work well with brick, stone, and siding of just about any shade you can imagine. You won’t have to be afraid to go for it with your color scheme when you have black windows.
Black Frames Create a Strong Focal Point
While black window frames are neutral, they also look distinct—and so they tend to pull the eye toward them. That’s actually an excellent feature, as they’ll encourage guests inside your home to notice your windows. Fortunately, the black shade doesn’t distract. Rather, it blends in, so that what guests really remember is the gorgeous view of the landscape that your windows provide.
And if you have an exterior feature that’s dramatic, such as a large picture window on a beautiful front porch, black frames draw the eye to that architectural design, offering superb curb appeal.
Black Works for Both Interior and Exterior Designs
If you haven’t thought about black windows before, you might wonder how well they’ll work inside your home as well as outside. The good news is, they create a beautiful look for both your home’s interior and exterior.
As we’ve already noted, black windows on a home’s exterior create an unmistakable sense of distinction for your home. But that distinction is carried to your interior too. Inside, the black frames can actually make your windows look larger! They also offer a strong contrast to the bright outdoors, which can make your views more appealing too.
Give Your Home a Fresh Look with Modern Pella Windows
When you’re ready for new windows, give your home a contemporary makeover with gorgeous black frames from one of America’s most trusted brands—Pella windows!
Learn more about how Pella window replacements installed by our expert team at John McCarter Construction can transform your Michigan home and give you the modern, updated style and performance you crave.