Black Window Frames: The Latest in Home Design

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Black exterior windowsBlack is back. Or maybe it never left. The color has always stood for elegance. Yet, most windows and design styles have long stuck to white and neutral tones.

Until now. Black window frames are on the rise. It’s one of the latest trends in modern design. The timeless sophistication of the color can fit many other styles, too — inside and outside of your house.

Black windows can complement your exterior color scheme

You know black is a versatile color in your wardrobe. It goes with everything. The same can be said of your home. Brick or stone, light or dark siding, black can complement any color palette. It provides stark contrast that outlines your window opening, highlights the architectural interest of your window style and can even create a focal point on the front of your home.


If you’re toying with the idea of black exterior windows, take a look at these exquisite color combinations to upgrade your curb appeal.

Black windows with white trim

Black windows with white trim

Black and white is a classic pairing. They are complete opposites and provide the most color contrast, making the windows pop. This modern farmhouse uses black double-hung windows with white trim throughout the front of the home. The homeowners took the idea a step further and painted the trim of their garage doors black to give them the same framing effect.

Double the black

On a white or light-colored home, black windows with black trim can make your windows look like art hanging in a gallery. The all-black windows make the outlines of the openings look bolder and thicker. Around large windows, it can bring out the beauty of your home’s interior.

Black windows on red brick

Black windows with red brick

With lighter red brick and stripes of white brick, the design of this downtown Philadelphia home lends itself to a dark, contrasting color in the windows. Wood casement windows with black aluminum cladding add a beautiful aesthetic to the brick building.

Black windows with brick exterior

Even on darker red brick, black provides contemporary contrast. The wood windows update the curb appeal of this brick home. The black frames also complement the colors of the darker bricks scattered across the facade.

Black window frames on stone

On stone, black window frames provide more than a pop of a dark, bold color. They offer a contrast in both style and material. Black windows bring a sleek, modern look to natural stone. They also help draw your eye to the darker stones that add interest and character to stone homes.

Black windows with dark siding

Black windows with dark siding

Black framed exterior windows

Black provides a great contrast to light colors. But what about dark colors? Dark blue is the dominant color in the exterior paint scheme of this contemporary new home in eastern Iowa. But with a splash of white on the trim, black window frames still complement the overall color palette without making it look too dark or heavy. On the back of the home, the builders went without the white trim and the windows still look sleek and defined.

Like a Sharpie or bold print, black adds emphasis to anything it touches. On windows, black emphasizes the clean lines and the style choices of your home investment. Whether you’re looking to add a modern touch to your home or create an aesthetic unique in your neighborhood, black windows make an impact.

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