A Guide To Traditional & Modern Window Colours | Jewel Windows

There are many ways you can bring a splash of colour to your home’s facade. Painting the exterior walls, installing a colourful front door and planting beautiful flowers and plants are all methods homeowners use to brighten up the outside of their property. Another popular way to add colour to your home is to switch white window frames for those painted in more exciting shades. 

At Jewel Windows, we bring Surrey homeowners a wide range of customisable uPVC windows. We offer a bespoke service, allowing you to select the best window frame colour to compliment your home’s existing architecture and appearance. 

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Whether you are trying to replicate traditional window design or are aiming for a more modern aesthetic, our window frames can be customised to suit your needs. 

In this article, our window experts are sharing everything you need to know about traditional and modern window colours. 

Traditional Windows 

Glazing and window manufacturing have evolved significantly over the years. Glass manufacturing began in the UK in the 13th century, and it wasn’t until the 1600s that glass windows were regularly featured in property construction. During the Georgian era, sash windows began to grow in popularity and were regularly found in homes during the 17th and 18th centuries. These early windows were built with sliding timber frames, and each sash was made up of several small panes of single glazing.

Historically, windows were made from either timber or steel and featured single glazing only. Frames were painted using lead-based paints, and often, old paint was not stripped away before new layers were added. Early sash windows were often painted in pale colours, or the original timber was left exposed. Black frames became popular by the start of the 18th century, and green and brown windows were another common choice during this period. Wealthy homeowners would enhance the appearance of black window frames by adding gold leaf embellishments.  

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Timber sash windows with white painted frames have been a staple in British architecture since the 17th century, but there are many more frame colour options available to homeowners today. 

Trending Window Colours 

Over the years, windows have progressed from unglazed holes in stone walls to energy efficient barriers made from high grade materials, with frames available in every colour of the rainbow. Contemporary homeowners are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the best colour for their windows. 

The authentic timber window appearance can still be achieved today by adding a woodgrain foil finish to uPVC frames. At Jewel Windows, our double glazed uPVC windows can be customised to look almost indistinguishable from original frames. 

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All homeowners and their homes are unique, and contemporary uPVC windows can be tailor made to suit all style preferences. We offer our customers windows available in a large colour palette, making it easy for them to find the perfect shade to suit their home’s existing appearance. 

Unlike traditional timber frames, coloured uPVC windows will not deteriorate due to weather exposure. These durable modern frames will keep their just-like-new shine for several years. Popular window colours that are trending in 2024 include: 

• Chocolatey Browns 

• Dark Blues 

• Natural Wood Shades 

• Silver (a popular choice for aluminium frames

• Black 

• Copper & Bronze 

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uPVC windows can be finished in virtually any colour. State of the art methods are used to bind the coloured finish to the uPVC frames, ensuring a stunning and long-lasting end result. While the above window frame colours are on trend this year, it is important to remember that some designs never go out of style. 

At Jewel Windows, we help our customers create the timeless look of timber windows and also offer several colour options for homeowners seeking a more contemporary appearance. 

Upgrade Your Windows With Jewel! 

At Jewel Windows, we offer a bespoke home improvement service in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Our window range consists of several styles, including casement windows, sash windows, tilt & turn windows and more. 

With our customisable profiles, you can design the perfect windows for your home’s appearance. Bring colour to your home with our uPVC frames, available in a large selection of stunning shades. Alternatively, recreate the look of classic timber windows by customising your frames with a high quality woodgrain foil finish. 

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Whether you are updating a heritage home or want to enhance your new build, our window installations are the perfect way to boost your home’s performance and visual appeal.

To discuss your window installation with the expert Jewel Windows team, call 01252 444365 or enter your details into our online contact form. 

Begin your home improvement project today by starting your free online quote!

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