Understanding what colour windows and doors will match the exterior of your home can be difficult, especially when it really is such a key investment in your property.
We’ve seen many trends come and go, but when it comes to choosing a colour for your doors and windows, we know what stands the test of time.
Windows and doors for a red brick house
If you have a red brick house, then you’re in luck, as the natural, earthy quality of red brick makes it one of the most versatile house colours to work with. For doors, cool, dark tones like blues, greys and greens, complement the warm red of the brick, while classic, natural tones with white frames and border create a softer look for your home.
We’re a big fan of Solidor’s Midnight Grey, as it’s a rich grey colour with a warm undertone, ticking all the boxes for your red brick house. If you’re feeling particularly bold, a full-bodied Ruby Red or Rich Aubergine is a perfect way to add some personality to your home – make sure to frame your door and windows in a neutral white to really make the colour pop
White brick and render house
Whether you have a painted white brick exterior or a white render or finish, you have an opportunity to create a contrasting look with your exterior and really maximise on your kerb appeal!
Most colours are easy to match with white, but cool, pastel colours can often get lost on a white house, so think about a tone with more heat or be smart with your door accessories. Consider your surroundings and other homes if you’re spoilt for choice.
For a contemporary style, Anthracite Grey continues to be increasingly popular for both frames and doors, and a classic black and white combination creates a high-impact monochromatic look.
Choosing windows and doors for period properties brings its own set of challenges before you even consider your colour scheme! Making sure you’re respectful of the property’s architecture, history and style is key to refurbishing any period building. We recently helped a customer refurbish their unique period-style property with Tudor-style windows and settings – check it out.
Rich, heritage colours, like a Ruby Red, Blue or Green, are perfect for bringing out the classic style of period properties. Consider how Georgian and Edwardian properties like to ‘frame’ their doorways with contrasting stone or brick.
For example, a Georgian property with a white brick frame pairs well with matching white window frames, allowing for a clean canvas to go wild with your door choice. Alternatively, a stone frame might be better suited to colours that complement a natural, earthy tone.
As well as colour, it’s important to choose window styles that are appropriate for your period home. You can browse through different door styles and windowpane options with our online door designer.
Windows and doors for stone and stone brick homes should reflect the natural hues of the material with grey, brown and yellow tones. Think about the undertones of the stone and, if you’re dealing with individual bricks, the grouting between to decide on a complementary tone.
This home is a perfect example of how the window frames and door take the surrounding stone into consideration. The Irish Oak frames mirror the lighter shades in the stone, while the Peacock Blue door pairs beautifully with the warm grey of the brick.
Making a statement
Whatever type of house you have, it’s always important to remember that, at the end of the day, it’s your home. If you want a bright purple, double front door, then you can! There’s nothing more exciting than making a statement about who you are through your home.
We love this door choice from @renovatingnumberfifteen on Instagram – the outside colour is cool Cobalt and a sunny Tangerine inside!
We installed classic Chartwell Green frames on this gorgeous barn conversion for a unique exterior style.
Our team is happy to talk to you about style and colour ideas for your home, give us a call on 01785 811 558 (Stone) or 01889 366 588 (Uttoxeter). If you’d prefer, you can fill out our enquiry form here.