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Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

Should I Buy Black or White Windows?

Even though white windows have been well-loved by homeowners for years, black windows are rapidly rising in popularity.

You could be wondering if this kind of replacement window is worth buying for your home, since styles can change quickly.

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

Why Are Black Windows so Popular?

Although black windows are a leading trend for homes today, they aren’t a fully new type of window. They’ve been part of deluxe construction for a long time, as well as industrial buildings in the 1800s.

Here are several reasons why this style of window is increasing in popularity.

  • Makes a contemporary look. Black windows match fashionable neutrals, like metallics, gray and white. They can either be distinctive or look seamless, depending on your home’s architectural style and exterior color.
  • Matches nearly everything. If you have a different palette for your home’s living areas, black windows complement an extensive range of other colors as well.
  • Brings more of the outdoors inside. Black windows are frequently used for floor-to-ceiling windows or extra-large sash windows. The most popular styles have narrower frames, giving you a better view of the scenery.

Are Black Windows a Good Idea?

Black windows are an ideal style for many homes. But here are a couple points to consider prior to selecting them.

House Style and Color

Black windows are an appropriate option for many home categories, including:

  • 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 more distinctive window frame color if your residence is red brick. That’s due to the fact black windows can disappear with that brick shade.

If you reside in a warm location, white and other neutral colors can help keep your residence at a lower temperature. These colors don’t absorb heat as fast.

Window Material

Steel is the most wanted style for black windows, but it also has the biggest price tag. For a similar appearance, you can buy fiberglass windows.

If you don’t have an endless budget for your replacement windows, aluminum-clad wood windows or vinyl windows are a good substitute. Can’t decide which style is right for your residence? Take a look at our pro guide comparing the advantages of vinyl vs. wood windows.

Window Coverings

Black windows look most stylish when they don’t have window treatments. But that isn’t always an option, especially when you’re looking for extra privacy.

Black blinds on black windows may appear too austere in your home, so you may need to consider made-to-order drapes or shades for a seamless fit and look.

You can also make choosing shades or blinds much faster by incorporating our between-the-glass blinds and shades to your custom windows. These timeless integrated window treatments are protected from dust, damage and little hands. And they can be paired with Pella Insynctive® smart home technology, which allows you to watch and manage your shades from just about any location.1

Interior Colors

You should consider if black windows fit the color scheme used throughout your house. This helps them be their best. If it’s not repeated, your windows may stand out too much.

Start Planning Your Window Replacement Project with Pella of Plattsburgh

At Pella of Plattsburgh, our professionals want to make getting new windows easy. From helping plan your project to offering our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day. Reach us at 518-310-2118 or contact us online to get started today.



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

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