All home owners wish for a home than is unique and distinctively appealing. Apart from exterior cladding, doors and windows also play a big part in making your house stand out. This is why one should not rush through the important step of picking a window paint colour. This colour should not only be esthetically-pleasing and match with your other material hues and colours, but it should also stand the test of time and successfully outlive trends.
How to Choose the Right Paint Colour for your Windows
Several factors need to be taken into account when changing your window colour.
Since exterior cladding typically covers most of your facades, its colour will greatly influence your window paint colour selection. Design experts often recommend a contrasting colour for your doors, windows, and mouldings to increase your home curb appeal and presence. Indeed, who wants a boring and insignificant home?
So, if your exterior cladding’s colour is rather light, why not opt for a darker door and window colour such as black and charcoal? Many also recommend using a completely different colour for your entry door. For example, all of your windows could be white yet have a bright red entry door! Be bold and creative, and design an exterior look that will make you proud. Several specialized window manufacturers also offer the possibility of having a different colour on both surfaces: one colour inside (often white) and another one outside. Be sure to ask!
Contrast, however, does not mean inharmonious patchwork. Your colours must all match and coordinate nicely. It is common for windows, mouldings, soffits and fascia, and gutters to be the same colour. And don’t forget your roof either. To get inspired and help you better define your style, spend some time looking at exterior design websites and stroll your neighbourhood to identify houses that naturally catch your eye: note the colours and materials. Do not hesitate either to seek advice from a designer or local door and window manufacturer. These experts can certainly provide you with valuable advice and guidance.
Before making your final choice, get a few different hue or colour samples and compare them in natural light. The varying effects could surprise you. Finally, do not forget to check your town regulations for window paint colours: you might have to submit your colour for approval, in the interest of neighbourhood integration.
Why Opt for a Specialized Door and Window Manufacturer
Specialized door and window manufacturer generally use high-performance factory-applied window paint. For example, Portatec coats their products with water-borne urethane-acrylic paint for a perfect finish and excellent resistance to oxidation, discoloration, and erosion. Containing low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), this eco-responsible paint provides better adherence, a long-lasting shine as well as a beautiful smooth finish.
Note that specialized manufacturers custom-make every single order and that the colour choice is often much more interesting. Portatec’s exclusive paint is available, for example, in 25 different standard colours, and they can also create custom colours based upon a provided sample.
Finally, check the manufacturer’s paint warranty (regarding scratches, impacts, etc.). Warranties greatly differ from one manufacturer to another.