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Considering black window frames...any Thoughts?

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Rabbitwoffle Sat 22-Apr-17 22:32:48

We have a modern-looking buff/orange/beige brick house with brown roof tiles. At the moment we have rosewood UPVC doors and windows throughout but need new doors including some bifolds. We will probably go for aluminium bifolds, UPVC windows and possibly aluminium or composite doors but we need to choose a colour. The rosewood colour looks reasonable enough against the brick colour, warm and subtle, but we aren't really fans of the fake woodgrain. I don't think white or cream will work and a less glaring colour would be better so we thought about grey but it looks too cool toned against the brick colour. Rosewood is a premium foil, or summat, so way more expensive. So I spoke to the shop person who said Have Black, it's classic but will be the new grey... Not at all sure about this. Has anyone got black windows, opinions on black windows, a house locally with brown bricks and black windows that you can send me a sneaky picture of..??! the decision making is doing my head in...

Rabbitwoffle Sun 23-Apr-17 07:45:21

Black windows anyone? I realise it's the ultimate dullsviller question

jaboker Sun 23-Apr-17 07:51:40

Go for it..it will look modern/contemporary and from your description that's exactly what your house is. You won't regret it. We have black bi folds that run all the way along the back of the house and they look amazing.

Rabbitwoffle Sun 23-Apr-17 07:58:54

Thanks jaboker. Do you have black inside your bifolds? Thinking white inside for everything else. Also how is the heat absorption issue with black? We are south facing.

McSporran Sun 23-Apr-17 08:52:43

I think it sounds great. We were thinking of doing grey but now you've given me perhaps a better idea.

munchkinmaster Sun 23-Apr-17 08:54:21

We have very dark grey. White inside. It's going to date though.

Rabbitwoffle Sun 23-Apr-17 09:52:57

I think there are building fashions that "date", but I am working on the premise that if it suits the house overall then it will just look "of an era" rather than "hipster beard of houses". Don't get me wrong, I love a hipster beard but perhaps I won't in ten years time...grin

munchkinmaster Sun 23-Apr-17 10:24:38

You have to go with what you like now as long as you can cope with the dating.

I've grey windows, lots of glass, bifold, tiled floors, hotel style bathrooms

AalyaSecura Sun 23-Apr-17 11:12:47

Will they let you choose your own RAL colour? I didn't want the standard anthracite grey as it was too blue-toned, but I could choose any RAL colour for not very much extra, and went for a warm dark grey instead.

Thepassionfruit Sun 23-Apr-17 12:53:11

Which company did you use AalyaSecura and who are you thinking of using Rabbitt? I'm also very interested in this. Black would be my choice if I'm brave enough.

blueskyinmarch Sun 23-Apr-17 12:57:37

We have wooden window frames/doors which are painted black but they are against our cream house. I think it looks nice but it isn’t for everyone.

munchkinmaster Sun 23-Apr-17 18:24:15

Rational let you pick your own ral

itsacatastrophe Sun 23-Apr-17 20:31:23

If I owned my house and was changing the windows I would pick black. Go for it!

AalyaSecura Sun 23-Apr-17 21:27:02

We got Reynaers doors. I bought a couple of tester sprays from amazon in the two colours I was considering, and chose the colour from that. If you type RAL xxxx into Pinterest / google, you should see examples of them on real doors or windows.

EJC85 Sat 12-Aug-17 20:30:20

I know this has been asked before but I would welcome more opinions on black frames on windows. My husband doesn't like the grey ones and I am unsure about the dating aspect so today he suggested black instead.
It does look nice in the pics I have seen but I do worry about perhaps fading? Has anyone used black upvc in their house and would like to comment, please? I'm finding this decision really hard.

House is a 60's semi. Currently has mix of brown/rosewood upvc and brown painted wood windows. I detest that brown colour.
We're having a rear extension and would like to have 1 colour throughout the house as I think that will be nicer.
I don't mind the white but the cleaning of white windows is a pain I am keen to avoid...we would however have white on the inside of the house.

What do you wise people think?

Many thanks

tittysprinkles Mon 14-Aug-17 03:14:57

We used to have Velfac windows in our old flat. Dark grey/black aluminium on the outside, wood on the inside. They were very nice. I suspect they may be £££.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 14-Aug-17 03:18:58

There is a gorgeous place with black windows a couple of doors away but it's dark here now - I can try and get a photo in the morning.

Heebejeebees Mon 14-Aug-17 03:19:40

Sorry - Black? No I'd really be off put. Dark grey maybe. Not meaning to rain on your parade.

amyboo Mon 14-Aug-17 06:44:49

We have black brown with a fake woodgrain on the outside, white on the inside. They colour is basically very dark wood, almost black. They look good and replaced wooden windows in the same colour (where we live you have to replace like for like...).

Plumpciousness Mon 14-Aug-17 13:51:52

Black frames on brown-brick house (although sills are brown). Doesn't help that it's a semi-detached and next door has white frames! I like it though.

seething1234 Mon 14-Aug-17 14:04:28

We have black windows inside and out. We self built about 5 years ago. I love them. Our exterior is white and interior walls mainly interior.

I love grey too

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 14-Aug-17 14:08:09

Grey window frames will date a house as surely as dark brown screams 80s!

EJC85 Mon 14-Aug-17 16:05:53

Thanks everyone for your input! smile

suzyrut Mon 14-Aug-17 16:23:44

We have black windows at the back of my house some outside only some inside and out mainly driven by the fact that I wanted crittal style doors out of the kitchen. It's not against brick as the back is white render (which is another thing you could consider if you wanted to update the outside maybe?)

I think they look very nice and different to the standard anthracite that you see everywhere at the moment.

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