White remains the most popular window frame colour, however, UPVC windows can be finished in a wide range of other colour options. If you are considering replacing your double-glazed windows and are keen to move away from white, we offer a few points for consideration.
UPVC Windows Colour to Stand the Test of Time
The first point to consider is that once installed, your double-glazed windows are likely to be in place for several decades. There’s no need to repaint uPVC window frames, so you have to be confident that your colour selection will stand the test of time.
If you are likely to move to a new house in the next decade, you also need to consider whether the colour you select has general appeal. You may love a bright, bold tone, but consider the impact on the resale value of your property. Having said this, if you have a quirky home, colour may further enhance its character.
Coloured Window Frames to Suit Period Properties
If you reside in a period property, take a look at the colours that were in vogue when your house was built. In Georgian townhouses, colour pallets were limited to show off decorative design details, so black and white are popular colours for windows and doors. In the Victorian era, the design was simplified and colour became more popular. Brunswick Green, Plum and other deep rich tones can be used to great effect on uPVC windows and front doors.
It is important to note that in some conservation areas, there can be restrictions in the colours that are permitted.
Matching coloured UPVC Window Frames with Building Materials
Whether you opt for muted, dark or bright colours, you want to create a harmonious exterior. To help you make the right decision, take a look at the other building materials that have been used on your home. Any coloured uPVC window frames should complement the brick colour, roof tiles, stonework, timber cladding and painted facades.
It can be useful to request a sample of a coloured window frame. This allows you to stand back and view the colour in natural light, in the right setting. It could confirm that you’ve made the correct decision, or put you off the idea completely.
You can have any standard RAL Colour for your windows frames and the non-standard will cost you more, please see the above picture.
View Your Neighbour’s Double Glazed Windows
A stroll around your neighbourhood might offer the opportunity to see a variety of uPVC window colours. You can consider whether you prefer shades that blend in with the architecture or offer a defined contrast. There may even be colours that you hadn’t considered, but work really well when in-situ.
To read more about the trend towards coloured uPVC window frames click here: https://www.justwindowsanddoors.co.uk/trend-towards-coloured-upvc-windows/
Visit Our Showroom for a range of Double Glazed Window Styles and Colours
Just Windows and Doors invites you to visit our showroom in either Rickmansworth or Ickenham. You can view an extensive range of uPVC windows, as well as benefiting from our expert advice. If you have a particular window frame colour in mind, we may be able to show examples of homes where they have been installed. Alternatively, call: 0800 132 510 to arrange an appointment and we’ll come to you.