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Posted on Feb 16, 2018 by Sam Heer

Different Reasons for Why Black Is an Excellent Window Color

Black trim and framing isn’t just one of the hottest window design ideas for 2018; it’s actually a timeless trend. When used thoughtfully, black windows can improve the way your home looks and works. If you ask Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, here are the best reasons you should give black a try:

Different Reasons for Why Black Is an Excellent Window Color

It Is a Forgiving Color

You can combine black with any other hue. Whatever décor you have, black can mesh with your existing home interior and exterior palettes. And if you wish to change the color of your walls or furnishings, your black windows won’t be an aesthetic liability.

It Draws the Eye

Black has the tendency to attract the eye and highlight the view, compelling the beholder to focus on areas you want to show off. If you want to de-emphasize less appealing corners of your home, black trim and window frames can pull the attention away from them.

It Brings Energy

Dark colors lend more interest to the otherwise characterless space. Black can make your replacement windows pop, creating a bold environment. With this in mind, it’s better to use it for rooms that demand a lively vibe. In places like the bedroom or the bathroom, softer tones may be more appropriate to have a soothing feel.

It Contributes to Solar Heat Gain

Of all colors, black absorbs the most heat. This is good news if you want to harvest the sun’s energy to keep your home pleasantly warm during winter and use less electricity. To avoid making your space feel like a furnace come summertime, outfit your rooms with the right operating windows for adequate ventilation.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois is a window installation contractor that offers dark exterior finishes, including black, with 10-year warranty coverage. To learn more about our windows, customization options and warranties, call us at (866) 693-6707 today. We’ll be happy to schedule your free consultation and estimate in Peoria or Champaign, IL, at your most convenient date and time.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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