Colour Selections for Windows & Doors
Selecting the colour scheme for your home’s interior and exterior can be one of the most exciting decisions you make during the building or renovation process.
But it can also be one of the most stressful!
In addition to selecting the colours for your roof, walls, flooring, furnishings, curtains, and more, it’s also important to consider the colours for your windows and doors.
And while you’re probably aware that windows and doors are available in a range of different coloured frames, you may be surprised to learn that you can also choose differently coloured glass and hardware.
At Bradnam’s Windows & Doors, we understand that choosing the right windows and doors is a vital step in finalising the colour selections for your home. It’s also an important consideration if you’re an architect, designer, or builder working with your clients to achieve their colour goals. So we’ve put together this blog to explore the different colour options you can choose from.
Window & Door Hardware
With the exception of fixed windows (which cannot be opened), all windows and doors come with hardware to operate them.
Customising your window and door hardware is an easily overlooked step when it comes to your home’s colour selections. But like every other little detail in your home, choosing the right colour for your hardware can make or break a room’s look, so it’s important to think it through!
At Bradnam’s our window hardware come in shades of white, black, and silver. This includes both matte and gloss black – a striking colour that is often chosen as a feature in modern homes.
Similarly, our door hardware is available in whites, blacks, and silvers, as well as stainless steel for some types of doors. This last option can be used to create a range of looks, including both industrial and natural.
When choosing the right coloured glass for your windows and doors, you should obviously select colours that will complement or contrast with your home’s chosen colour scheme – and with your windows’ frames.
But it’s also important to consider what you want your window and door glass to accomplish. For example, do you want your windows to offer crystal clear views, privacy, or diffused light? The answer to this question may vary from room to room, but whatever the answer is, it will influence your coloured glass choices.
If you’re looking to diffuse the light entering your home, white coloured translucent laminates are a great option. Translucent laminates can also be used for privacy in bathrooms and other areas. Similarly, a white or grey frosted or satin finish on acid washed glass can soften incoming light and offer privacy. These glass colours are subdued rather than stark, allowing them to be matched with almost any colour scheme in any room of your home.
At the other end of the glass spectrum is extra clear glass, which removes the green tinge normally associated with clear glass to offer a view that reflects true colours inside and out. Alternatively, you could select tinted or toned glass, which is somewhere in the spectrum between clear glass and white translucent or acid washes. With the choice of a number of shades, including grey, dark grey, blue, and green, you can choose the option that best complements your home.
Window & Door Frames
Selecting the colours for your window and door frames may be the most obvious question of colour choice, but that doesn’t make it any less important!
You may choose frame colours that the colour of your home’s external and/or interior walls, or you may choose frames to add an accent colour. After all, your windows and doors don’t have to be subdued – they can also be highlighted as integral features in your design.
Our aluminium window and door frames come in shades of silver, beige, white, cream, and matte black. In addition to our standard colour palette, we also offer several decorative powder coat colours. Some of these options – including our blues and browns – can add a pop of distinct colour to your rooms and to your home’s exterior, making them ideal for accent colours. They can be chosen to match, coordinate, or contrast with other accent colours across your home.
For a truly custom finish, we can also paint special powder coat colours to match your exact chosen specifications. This option is the ultimate in customisation, giving you complete control over your home’s colour selections.
The Ideal Colours for Your Home
At Bradnam’s we know that every home’s colour scheme should be uniquely suited to its owners’ preferences and choices.
We also believe that your windows and doors should play their part in achieving your desired colour schemes.
That’s why we offer such an extensive range of colour combinations – so you can select the ideal options for your home.
To learn more about our windows and doors, browse our product gallery here