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Should I Install Black or White Windows?

Should I Install Black or White Windows?

Even though white windows have been well-loved by homeowners for a long time, black windows are swiftly growing in popularity.

You may be thinking if this replacement window style is worth installing in your home, since styles can switch quickly.

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

Why Are Black Windows so Popular?

While black windows are a top fashion for homes now, they aren’t an entirely new type of window. They’ve been a staple in premium construction for many years, as well as industrial buildings in the 1800s.

Here are a couple reasons why this type of window is growing in popularity.

  • Makes an upscale feel. Black windows go with fashionable neutrals, like metallics, gray and white. They can either be noticeable or look seamless, depending on your residence’s architectural style and external color.
  • Matches just about everything. If you like a varying palette for your home’s interior, black windows work with an extensive range of other colors as well.
  • Brings more of the outside indoors. Black windows are regularly used for floor-to-ceiling windows or extra-large sash windows. The most desired styles have smaller frames, delivering you a better view of nature.

Are Black Windows a Good Idea?

Black windows are a great style for many homes. But here are a couple points to think about before getting them.

House Style and Color

Black windows are a fitting model for many house categories, like:

  • Farmhouse
  • Cottage
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Industrial

However, they may not match as well if your house has a dark or earthy siding exterior. If this applies to your home, white windows are a wiser choice.

You also might want to think about a contrasting window frame color if your house is red brick. That’s because black windows can blend in with that brick color.

If you own a home in a warm area, white and other neutral colors can help keep your residence at a lower temperature. These shades don’t take in heat as rapidly.

Window Material

Steel is the most popular style for black windows, but it’s also the highest priced. For a similar appearance, you can buy fiberglass windows.

If you don’t have a large budget for your replacement windows, aluminum-clad wood windows or vinyl windows are a good alternate. Having trouble narrowing down which style is right for your residence? Take a look at our pro guide discussing the advantages of vinyl vs. wood windows.

Window Treatments

Black windows look most stylish when they’re uncovered. But that isn’t always an option, especially when you’re seeking additional privacy.

Black blinds on black windows can look too dark in your residence, so you may have to pursue made-to-order drapes or shades for the best fit and style.

You can also make choosing window coverings much faster by integrating our between-the-glass blinds and shades to your new windows. These timeless 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 possibility to monitor and manage your shades from almost any location.1

Interior Colors

You’ll want to consider if black windows match with the color scheme used across your house. This helps them be their best. If it’s not repeated, your windows might be too noticeable.

Start Planning Your Window Replacement Project with Pella of Ketchum

At Pella of Ketchum, our pros want to make installing new windows simple. From helping plan your project to providing our special no-mess, no-guess installation day. Give us a call at 208-726-0060 or contact us online to get started now.



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

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