Architectural elements define the style of a space
Before you’ve ever picked out rugs and lamps, your home has a style that emerges as a product of its architectural elements. Low-pitched red tile roofs and arches create an airy Mediterranean style. Geometric lines and open floor plans convey a modern décor. The choices you make for your front door and your windows, therefore, set the stage for all of your other design decisions.
Black is a versatile color for architectural details
We’d expect to see bay windows in a Queen Anne-style home, Multi-pane rectangular windows are common in a Colonial-style home. Meanwhile, mid-century Ranch-style homes frequently come with large, fixed picture windows. Despite the variety in these window styles and shapes, they would all look stunning in a clean, bold black. That’s because black is a neutral color that has associations with both modern minimalism and classic traditionalism. Black is a color that can do it all.
Create bold contrast
While black offers all of the benefits of other neutrals, like gray, white, and beige, it adds drama that other neutrals simply can’t muster. When paired with white or pastels, black creates that elusive pop that designers look for. When paired with sassy, bright colors, black adds levity. Wherever it’s added, black brings bold contrast.
Frame beautiful views
It’s no coincidence that many galleries choose simple black frames to showcase works of art. A black frame draws the eye to its center and focuses attention on the view it outlines. Likewise, black window frames draw the eye to a beautiful view, framing it like a masterpiece.
Offer a grounding effect
Black also offers a grounding effect in the environment. Associated with the cool of night and the dark earth, black is used in color therapy and feng shui to harmonize and create a sense of stability. In the home, using black in architectural elements such as window frames, doors, and even molding and millwork can create harmony and a sense of stability.
Unify your design style
For the same reason, black has the ability to pull together your entire home’s style. It’s not uncommon for different rooms in a home to have a different style. The kitchen may be cozier while the living room may feel bohemian or traditional. The bedroom may feel romantic or restful in style. Black window frames serve to unite all of these styles making a home feel harmonious.
We little black dresses and black tie dinners with elegance and sophistication. Likewise, black window frames can add refined charm to a home’s interior and exterior.
Kasson & Keller create windows for the perfect home – yours!
At Kasson & Keller, we’ve been manufacturing windows since 1946, and we’ve still home styles come and go. Whatever style or color tickles your fancy, we can craft and install in your home. Get in touch today to learn more by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.