6 Simple tips for picking the right window colour

Nowadays, you can choose just about any colour for your window frames, but with so many choices available, it can be hard to decide on just one for your upcoming window replacement and installation. To combat the stress of picking the right colour, we at Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors have created a handy six-tip guide to help you select what shade will suit your home best.

1. Work with what you’ve got
Reflect on your home’s architectural style. For a more traditional house, a bold dash of colour may be the way to go. This will provide contrast against your walls and create a stunning focal point. Historically, warm colours, such as browns, reds, and oranges work best.

For homes with a more modern design, it’s best to go for colours that are similar to those already in the house. Cooler colours such as greys, blues and greens create a sleek, clean look for your contemporary aesthetic. However, don’t be afraid to experiment a little.

2. Complement the landscaping
Perhaps you live near a beautiful forest? Consider green tones. Maybe you live on the edge of the Ottawa River? Think about blue tones. Complementing the landscape can be a fantastic way of adding aesthetic appeal to your home.

3. Think about what other people will see
Pretend to be your neighbour. What colours would seem appealing? Once you have a shade in mind, think about whether you’re planning on painting your house in the future. If you are, factor this into your decision as certain window colours, particularly neutral ones, compliment many paint types.

4. Consider environmental factors

If you live in a dusty area, such as on a busy highway, opt for a colour that will disguise dirt. Mid-tones such as tan, are a fantastic option. Also, to combat fading in the sizzling Ottawa summer, pick a lighter shade. Lighter colours are less absorbent to heat and don’t fade as fast.

5. Get inspired by your neighbours
Check out similar homes in your area; there are bound to be people that have tried various colour palettes. See something you like? Use it as inspiration!

6. Visit a showroom
Getting the advice of a professional that can explain the pros and cons of each colour is priceless. When visiting a showroom, bring along some pictures of your home to help the consultant identify what’s best for you.

For window replacement and installation in Ottawa
At Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors, we carry an extensive array of styles, colours and finishes for you to consider. From consultation to window replacement, contact us today and let us take the stress out of buying new windows.