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Should I Install Black or White Windows?

Should I Install Black or White Windows?

While white windows have been a homeowner favorite for a long time, black windows are quickly increasing in popularity.

You may be deliberating if this kind of replacement window is worth installing in your house, since fads can shift quickly.

Here’s a pro guide that can help you decide whether you should install black or white windows in Mankato.

Why Are Black Windows so Popular?

Even though black windows are a most-wanted trend for houses now, they aren’t a totally new style of window. They’ve been a staple in luxury construction for a long time, as well as industrial buildings in the 1800s.

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

  • Makes a contemporary feel. Black windows match in-style neutrals, like metallics, gray and white. They can either be distinctive or look seamless, depending on your home’s architectural type and external color.
  • Goes with nearly everything. If you use a contrasting palette for your residence’s interior, black windows enhance a wide selection of other colors in addition.
  • Brings a bigger piece of the outside into your home. Black windows are often used for floor-to-ceiling windows or oversized sash windows. The most wanted styles have smaller frames, delivering you a wider view of your surroundings.

Are Black Windows a Good Idea?

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

Residence Style and Color

Black windows are an appropriate style 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 exterior. If this applies to your home, white windows are a wiser choice.

You also might want to consider a contrasting window frame color if your house is reddish brick. That’s because black windows can disappear next to that brick shade.

If you reside in a warm location, white and other neutral tints can help keep your home at a lower temperature. These shades don’t soak up heat as fast.

Window Material

Steel is the most desired material for black windows, but it also has the biggest price tag. For a comparable style, you can install fiberglass windows.

If you don’t have a big budget for your replacement windows, aluminum-clad wood windows or vinyl windows are a good alternative. Can’t narrow down which style is right for your house? Go through our expert guide discussing the perks of vinyl vs. wood windows.

Window Coverings

Black windows look most stylish when they’re not covered. But that isn’t always an option, especially when you’re looking for added privacy.

Black blinds on black windows might feel too dark in your home, so you may have to pursue made-to-order drapes or shades for a tight fit and style.

You can also make choosing window treatments much easier by adding our between-the-glass blinds and shades to your new windows. These timeless integrated window treatments are safe from dust, damage and little hands. And they can be linked with Pella Insynctive® smart home technology, which gives you the possibility to watch and manage your shades from nearly any location.1

Interior Colors

You’ll need to think over if black windows match with the color choices used in your house. This allows them to appear their best. If it’s not used your windows may stand out too much.

Start Planning Your Window Replacement Project with Pella of Mankato

At Pella of Mankato, our pros want to make replacing your windows uncomplicated. From assisting you as you put together your project to providing our special no-mess, no-guess installation day. Reach us at 507-625-6933 or contact us online to start the process today.



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

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