Help please! We are replacing our windows and I need to choose a colour. What do you think?
The front doors are F&B Vert de Terre. That is an option for the window frames, but we're concerned that it might be too much. We live in a cul de sac, with our house being across the 'head' so stands quite prominently. The other houses are brown brick like ours, or white rendered. The brown houses have dark window frames and the white houses have white frames.
We're thinking the green, or possibly cream.
It would be a really expensive mistake to make if we choose the wrong colour and I feel that now I can't see the wood for the trees
I do like soft greens like yours but are they due to look dated soon, like grey paints? I think cream might be a better long-term solution, with fascia to match. Alternately, you could do white windows with white pointing.
Thanks Senua. DH and my Dad spent a tough couple of days putting in the path, as we thought the house was crying out for one.
Green window frames are very traditional, it's one of the main colours used across England in the past before the advent of metal frames and then plastic. Probably something to do with the types of paint available (lead?). You're right though, that now it seems to be a 'lifestyle' colour.
When you say 'beige' do you mean 'a browny-cream colour that matches the brick'? I tried googling and saw some like that but they felt American to me. They looked OK in strong sunlight but I think in British light it could just look a bit washed out and sad.
I think having it all white rendered (is that an option?) with green frames to match your door would look amazing. I think it's a classic colour. Won't date imo but I don't think it would go with the brick.
Used outside, Shaded White would look practically white. We have just painted our windows in Bone, but don't know how that would match your front door...personally, I would go for cream for your windows and fascias. Guttering should be black and inconspicuous in my opinion. See attached for photos of how Bone looks.