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Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

Even though white windows have been well-loved by homeowners for years, black windows are quickly growing in popularity.

You might be thinking if this kind of replacement window is worth adding to your home, since fads can shift fast.

Here’s a professional guide that can help you determine whether you should buy black or white windows in Decatur.

Why Are Black Windows so Popular?

Although black windows are a top fashion for residences now, they aren’t a totally new style of window. They’ve been part of deluxe construction for a long time, as well as warehouses in the 1800s.

Here are several reasons why this window style is growing in popularity.

  • Results in a modern look. Black windows go with fashionable neutrals, like metallics, gray and white. They can either be noticeable or look seamless, depending on your residence’s architectural style and outside color.
  • Coordinates with nearly everything. If you like a varying palette for your house’s inside, black windows enhance a wide selection of other colors also.
  • Brings a bigger piece of natural beauty into your home. Black windows are frequently used for floor-to-ceiling windows or oversized sash windows. The most popular styles have smaller frames, allowing you a wider view of the scenery.

Are Black Windows a Good Idea?

Black windows are a great fit for many houses. But here are a few aspects to think about prior to buying them.

House Style and Color

Black windows are a fitting style for many home categories, including:

  • Farmhouse
  • Cottage
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Industrial

However, they may not fit as well if your home has a dark or earthy siding exterior. In that instance, white windows are a wiser option.

You also might want to think about a more distinctive window frame color if your residence is reddish brick. That’s since black windows can blend in against that brick tone.

If you live somewhere hot, white and other neutral shades can help keep your residence at a lower temp. These shades don’t absorb heat as fast.

Window Material

Steel is the most wanted material for black windows, but it’s also the most expensive. For a nearly identical appearance, you can buy fiberglass windows.

If you don’t have an endless budget for your replacement windows, aluminum-clad wood windows or vinyl windows are a great substitute. Having trouble deciding which model is best for your house? Read our pro guide going over the pluses of vinyl vs. wood windows.

Window Treatments

Black windows look best when they’re not covered. But that isn’t ideal, especially when you’re looking for more privacy.

Black blinds on black windows might look too stark in your house, so you may need to consider specialty drapes or shades for a seamless fit and appearance.

You can also make choosing window treatments much simpler by integrating our between-the-glass blinds and shades to your custom windows. These timeless integrated window treatments are protected from dust, damage and small hands. And they can be paired with Pella Insynctive® smart home technology, which allows you to monitor and move your shades from nearly any location.1

Interior Colors

You should consider if black windows fit the color scheme used in your residence. This makes them be their best. If it’s not repeated, your windows may stand out too much.

Plan Your Window Replacement Project with Pella of Decatur

At Pella of Decatur, our professionals want to make replacing your windows simple. From supporting you as you plan your project to offering our special no-mess, no-guess installation day. Give us a call at 217-423-7722 or contact us online to start the process today.

-- 1 Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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