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Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

While white windows have been well-loved by homeowners for years, black windows are quickly rising in popularity.

You could be wondering if this replacement window style is worth buying for your house, since fads can shift rapidly.

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

Why Are Black Windows so Popular?

Even though black windows are a leading fashion for homes today, they aren’t a totally new type of window. They’ve been a staple in premium construction for years, as well as warehouses in the 1800s.

Here are a few reasons why this type of window is rising in popularity.

  • Creates a modern feel. Black windows complement popular neutrals, like metallics, gray and white. They can either stand out or fit in, depending on your residence’s architectural style and exterior color.
  • Matches almost everything. If you have a varying palette for your residence’s inside, black windows work with a wide selection of other colors as well.
  • Brings a bigger piece of the outdoors inside. Black windows are often used for floor-to-ceiling windows or oversized sash windows. The most desired styles have narrower frames, allowing you a better view of your surroundings.

Are Black Windows a Good Idea?

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

Residence Style and Color

Black windows are a suitable option for many residence styles, such as:

  • Farmhouse
  • Cottage
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Industrial

However, they may not fit as well if your house has a dark or earthy siding style. In this situation, white windows are a wiser option.

You also might want to consider a more distinctive window frame color if your home has red brick brick. That’s as black windows can get lost with that brick shade.

If you own a home in a warm area, white and other neutral shades can help keep your home cooler. These tints don’t absorb heat as fast.

Window Material

Steel is the most desired style for black windows, but it’s also the most expensive. For a similar look, 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 good alternate. Having trouble deciding which material is right for your residence? Read our professional guide discussing the perks of vinyl vs. wood windows.

Window Coverings

Black windows look best when they’re uncovered. But that isn’t ideal, especially when you’re seeking added privacy.

Black blinds on black windows can appear too dark in your house, so you may need to think over custom drapes or shades for a tight fit and style.

You can also make choosing window treatments much simpler by incorporating our between-the-glass blinds and shades to your new windows. These dateless integrated window treatments are shielded from dust, damage and children. And they can be linked with Pella Insynctive® smart home technology, which gives you the potential to keep an eye on and move your shades from nearly anywhere.1

Interior Colors

You’ll need to think over if black windows match with the color scheme used throughout your home. This makes them look their best. If it’s not repeated, your windows could stand out too much.

Start Planning Your Window Replacement Project with Pella of Cheyenne

At Pella of Cheyenne, our professionals want to make replacing your windows easy. From supporting you as you put together your project to providing our exclusive no-mess, no-guess installation day. Call us at 307-632-6373 or contact us online to get started right away.

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

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