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Window Trim and Sashes: To Match or Not to Match?

When it comes to windows and doors, one of the most critical elements is color. Should your window trim contrast with the sash or match it? Here’s a quick guide to help you make your color selections.

When to Match

If you think your home’s façade is already interesting enough, consider choosing simple color theme for your windows and French doors. The safest color is white or close variations of it. White trim with white sashes looks good and classy, especially if the rest of your exterior has enough color to break the monotony.

A small home may also do well with matching sash and trim combinations. This is to prevent the exterior from looking too busy and over-decorated. If your windows have extra built-in frame pieces, it’s almost always more advisable to stick to one color for the windows and the frames.

When to Contrast

Contrasting colors for window trim and sash can also work well in certain situations. For example, if you have tall windows on a tall house, a little contrast in colors can provide more definition and character. For basic windows that don’t have plenty of built-in pieces that might already be contrasting, choosing a different color for the trim to complement the sash is a great idea.

Another option is to observe how the windows match the siding color. If you would like to use contrasting colors for the sash and trim, look for a trim color that matches the siding. This helps create a cohesive look, without making the windows look too boring or too busy.

For more tips on how to use window colors, call Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma. We install some of the best windows in the U.S. We also offer doors replacement. Call us today in Oklahoma (405) 652-1300 or in Tulsa (918) 921-9211. We work with homeowners Oklahoma City, OK, and nearby areas.


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