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The Top Trends in Windows & Doors for 2020

posted on January 08, 2020 in Global Blogs

Window trends 2020With the turn of a page, we’re onto a new year and new decade. Last year’s popular home trends of 2019 brought us Scandinavian-inspired all-white decor, a heavy focus on neutral design, jewel-toned accents and the ever-classic black window frames. Some of these trends are here to stay in 2020, but a new year brings in new opportunities to add character to your home with a unique design aesthetic. 

Black Window Frames

Clean, bold and classic — all the characteristics black window frames bring to your home. This trend is here to stay, and we don’t see it going away anytime soon. Homeowners are loving this style as it can work with nearly any home decor and architectural design.

Looking to refresh your black window frames for something a little more unique? The dark color palette is expanding into dark brown, dark greens and dark reds.

Broaden Your Sightlines with Window Walls

Less is more in the case of window frames. Homeowners and architects alike are choosing bigger windows spanning the entirety of a wall. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a modern and clean statement maker creating an unobstructed glimpse into the outdoors. 

The Pella® Impervia® and Architect Series both offer less frame and more glass when it comes to selecting large floor-to-ceiling windows. Homeowners are seeing clearer with upgraded screens, that allow for more light to pass through. And while screens are available at this size, some homeowners are choosing to forgo them entirely.

Want a more functional approach to the floor-to-ceiling look? Try a multi-slide patio door. These multi-paneled doors can be designed with more glass and less frame giving you a modern look and the ability to create an indoor-outdoor connection. These doors are a great choice that you’ll love for years.

Bold & Bright Colors

Neutrals, grays and whites aren’t what it’s about in 2020. Designers are trending away from the monochromatic look and instead using bold colors for a dramatic approach. Rich colors like emerald greens, navy blues, mustard yellows and purples are having their moment. 

If you’re not ready to dedicate a whole room to such a bold look, try painting your entry door one of these colors — an easy DIY to quickly improve your curb appeal. Painting the interior of your entry door also allows you to spruce up your entryway. These eye-catching colors are sure to bring life into your home for the new year. 

Take it a step further and update your door to a more modern profile with an eye-catching color through the Pella Vibrancy collection. Choose from six bold colors to create the stand-out curb appeal you desire.

Keep It True to the Time

While mid-century modern style has been shining through simplistic design and minimalism over the past years, designers and homeowners are also looking at highlighting period-pieces as well. Vintage accents are making an appearance in one to two statement pieces per room. 

It may be the perfect year to take on a restoration project for your home. No matter your home’s architectural roots, this is an opportunity to upgrade and stay true to your home’s aesthetic along the way. Boost your curb appeal by adding Victorian-style bay windows to your home. Add in a transom as well for more character and to encourage airflow. 

French patio doors with between-the-glass grilles can also add interest to your home as a passageway to the outdoors. French doors are a classic to add appeal to any traditional-styled home.

Pay Attention to the Details 

Small upgrades can make a huge impact. If you’re not looking to do a full home renovation project in 2020, you can improve your home’s value and design both inside and out. Changing out the hardware on your windows and doors is a task that can be done in just a short amount of time. Metallics and matte black are very popular in 2020, and you can integrate these into your windows by upgrading your hardware. Take it a step further and upgrade your cabinet and door hardware for a completed look.

Shiny and metallic gold and black and even brushed brass are making appearances in many homes. These bold pieces add just enough pop for your guests to notice something new around your home. 

Looking to add color, but not ready to go all out? Matte black handles and hardware make a great addition to a white framed window or door.

No matter what you do in 2020, when it comes to home trends it's time to make bold changes. When you’re ready to take on your next home improvement project, stop by and visit with your local Pella representative. They’re experts in windows and doors and will be there hand-in-hand for your next project.

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