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Choosing A Colour For Your Aluminium Windows


It’s no secret that we love aluminium windows here at AluFold. We’re happy to admit that UPVC and timber windows have a lot going for them, but aluminium ones are the best. They offer exceptional value for money, improve thermal efficiency and can be widely customised. But when designing your bespoke windows, what colour should you go for?

The choice can be overwhelming when you can opt for any colour from the RAL or British Standard charts. So with that in mind, we thought we’d put together a short guide to choosing a colour for your new windows. Here’s all you need to know.

Picking A Colour

If you’re replacing an existing window, the easiest option is to pick the same colour as the old one. After all, if it’s worked for the past ten years, why change? But if you’re keen to try out a new colour, the key thing to remember is that your windows won’t exist in isolation. They’ll form part of the overall look of your house, so matching your existing style is important.

So, take a few minutes to examine the front of your house and consider what colours will complement it. For example, if your house is made of red brick, a vibrant pink window might not be the best option, but a darker colour could work. Consider your neighbours as well; do you want your home to blend in with the others on the street, or do you want to stand out?

Whatever you do though, don’t compromise your personal tastes just to fit in. Your home is a reflection of your personality and if you have a particular colour you want, go for it. And don’t forget that you can opt for dual-colour windows, so the interior and exterior frames won’t necessarily have to be identical.

Things To Consider

Human beings react to colours in complex ways and there are entire branches of science devoted to understanding this. We can’t cover everything behind it, but all colours have a subtle psychological response. For example, white can seem pristine and fresh, whereas yellow is lively and optimistic. Various shades of green evoke calming, welcoming vibes whereas blues are reminiscent of water and consequently, are very popular in riverside and seafront properties. Think about what sort of statement you wan to make and it’ll help guide you towards a decision.

Lastly, there’s nothing wrong with going for a tried and tested classic. We maintain stocks of our products in three colours; Anthracite grey, white and black. All of these have been consistently popular for years. They’re versatile, timeless choices and suit all kinds of properties.

While the array of colours can be bewildering, picking one can be one of the most fun parts of designing your windows. If you’d like to know more, you can request a quote or contact us for more information. We can’t wait to hear from you.