Black Framed Windows - Are They Just A Trend?

Black Framed Windows - Are They Just A Trend?

Black windows have been catching the attention of homeowners for a few years now(↗), but are they just a trend or are they here to stay? 

Last year, color expert and interior designer Maria Killam(↗) said black is the new gray(↗). Black is popular in all kinds of home products and fixtures, it’s no surprise to see black windows join the trend as well. 

In fact, while black windows are currently trendy, they aren’t new. Black windows were commonly used in warehouses and factories before they started being used in homes (Studio McGee(↗)). 

With the right design choices, you’ll be able to create a timeless look with black windows. 

For some advice on decorating a home with black windows, take a look at these helpful interior and exterior design recommendations(↗) from Maria Killam.

So what exactly is trending?

Black-exterior and black-interior. 

If you think about the windows in your home, the windows in the houses you’ve visited, and even those you’ve seen online or on HGTV shows–most of them are white or another neutral color. 

Updating to a modern black window frame is definitely going to be a bold choice but you’ll be in good company. You can see a few examples of black windows and doors that we’ve installed for our customers below.

Features Andersen 100 Series Fibrex Windows, click to learn more about this product.

Features Milgard Ultra Windows, click to learn more about this product.

Features Milgard Aluminum Windows, click to learn more about this product.

Features Milgard Aluminum Windows, click to learn more about this product.

An industrial- or gallery-like feel.

Black windows look great in modern homes and can create both industrial- and gallery-like vibes.

What we’re seeing among our customers is a rising interest in black-on-black windows with thin frames. This type of profile in spaces with white walls is perfect for creating a modern gallery-like look and works well in the types of suburban homes located in our area. 

(Photo Credit David Schalliol, flickr(↗))

Industrial interior design is raw and edgy. This style is easy to find in large urban areas that are home to repurposed warehouses and factories but industrial touches also make their way into modern design. 

(Industrial Dining, Image by Oliver Burns(↗) via Freshome.com(↗))

(Modern design by Decorilla interior designer, Lauren A., Decorilla.com(↗))

Thin frames. More glass.

Thin frames leave room for larger pieces of glass which is great if you’ve got some scenic views that you want to feature as a focal point. Plus, thin frames won’t distract from the views you want to highlight. Against white walls, black windows mimic the clean and deliberate straight lines that are often found in art galleries.

However, if a black and white color scheme or thin frames aren’t what you’re looking for in your home remodel that’s OK! You can find and customize black windows to your liking. Choose a thicker profile and experiment with grids. Take a look at the images below for more inspiration.

And while you’re looking for inspiration don’t forget to take a look at HGTV’s Urban Oasis. It’s a beautiful remodeled farmhouse-style home located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

(Photo by Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography(↗) via HGTV(↗))

You HAVE to see the rest of this house by Carter Kay Interiors, it’s called the “Man House” and it’s located here in the Dallas, Texas area. 

(Dallas, TX “Man House”(↗) by Carter Kay Interiors(↗))

Take a look at this design by Fort Worth’s SAJ Interior Design team to see how to blend neutrals in this home with thick-framed and gridless black windows.

(“A River Runs Through”(↗) by SAJ Interior Design(↗))

Imagine sitting at this table then take a peek at what the rest of this home looks like with these beautiful black window frames.

(Lake Joseph Rustic Modern Muskoka Cottage(↗) by Anne Hepfer(↗))

Black windows fit perfectly in this living room with white walls and exposed wood beams. Definitely a warm and inviting feel, take a look.

(443 Greenwich, Tribeca(↗) by chango & co.(↗))

If you live in the North Texas area and are interested in remodeling your home with replacement windows give us a call at 817-860-9767 or submit this form and a member of our team will reach out to discuss your project and schedule a free consultation.

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