Black Framed windows and Bifold Doors. Classic style or passing trend?

Black is the new black for many homeowners and renovators looking to stand out from the cookie cutter white doors and window frames. But is this a solid design foundation or a potentially expensive passing trend?

With the right application and in the right room, black window and door frames can look absolutely stunning and add serious class and elegance. From hyper modern homes to industrial style renovations they ooze sophistication and can even add some modern zing to a dated century old house. Black as we all know is a timeless colour that will work perfectly with basically every other colour. Like a classic black dress they stand the test of time.

A lot of people think using black in any form in your house will stand out. The truth is, it blends in much more than most other colours and will often look like a shadow and almost disappear. This is the case with black framed windows and large sliding or bifold doors – as the light from outside makes them seem to blend into the landscape. The result is you simply see the glass and the view!

Many companies make aluminium, steel and timber black framed bifold doors. Brio has a large range of high end bifold doors, mainly in timber that can be custom painted to match your décor. Their sliding door hardware can also be powder coated to match making for a super sleek product that will function flawlessly for many years.

For this reason, if you actually want to highlight the windows or doors as a feature of the house, steer away from black. Use natural timber or white to really make windows stand out and dazzle, just make sure you consult an architect or designer before choosing the colour to make sure it will fit nicely with the interior décor and exterior look. Nothing looks worse than mismatched windows and doors that stand out like a sore thumb from the building.

Another option is opt for shades of grey rather than pure black. Look at the surrounding elements like walls, brickwork, cladding or the like. If for example the bricks have nice grey tones in the mortar, pick a gun metal grey that will bring out the colours.

Written by Jarrod Evans in Interior

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