Window colors used to be rather boring—especially if you chose vinyl and had to go with white. However, Encinitas, CA windows are now fully customizable, and you can get something neutral, bold, earthy, light, or fresh. The best part is, you don’t have to have the same color inside as outside. Perhaps the interior of your home is fresh and white, but the exterior needs something more bold. You can have a variety within your own house. Here are some tips to help you choose window colors for the outside of your home.
Consider Existing Colors
Unless you’re going to paint the exterior of your house to go with your new windows, you need to take a look at the colors that are already there and find something that will go well with it. Some homeowners want their new windows to blend in. They might want to find a color that matches the exterior, in that case. Others what a slight contrast while there are some homes that work well with a stark contrast. Hold up paint swatches from the hardware store to see what general colors you like with the color that already exists on your home.
Walk around your neighborhood or other areas that have homes you appreciate from the outside. What are their windows like? What colors do they have versus the colors they have on their siding? Think about what you like and don’t like and what stands out to you. Getting a feel for your own tastes can help point you in the right direction for your own home and the window colors on the exterior.
Use Color Theories
If you pay attention to theories, light and bright shades draw more attention while dark colors blend in now and reduce attention. How much do you want your windows to stand out? If you want to highlight their beauty, think about something lighter. If you want to blend them in, go with something darker. Don’t worry about darker colors drawing more heat because there is enough technology to limit heat gain, even on dark colors. The only concern is your style preference.
Watch What You Get
If you are going with vinyl windows, which most homeowners are these days, you want to choose the color with care. Vinyl is permanent and not something you can paint or change later. This is a great advantage because there’s no maintenance needed. But you also can’t change the color if you decide it’s not right. Take your time with the decision to ensure you get what you need.
Are you ready to choose Encinitas, CA windows for your home? The professionals at Window Solutions can help you with the decisions, large and small. Give us a call at (619) 258-0515 and we can give you a free consultation in your home to help you decide what works color-wise, style-wise and everything in between. We’re here to help you come to the best possible decisions for your new windows. Visit us at 613 W Main St. El Cajon, CA 92020 to get started.