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Black Window Frames: Why They’re Still Popular

When choosing new windows, you’re not just hard pressed to find the suitable window style and material for your home, but the color of the frames as well. After all, the frames are what gives a window its aesthetic appeal so it’s vital that you choose the right one. Despite the numerous window color trends that have come and go, there is one that withstood the test of time alongside white: black.

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines discusses the various reasons why black window frames are as popular as ever.

One of the reasons black is one of the most popular color options for window frames is because it stands out. If installed correctly and in the right space, the black frames can add a certain sense of style to your home. It can also work just as well as a backdrop for industrial style homes as well.


While aluminum or white may be the budget-friendly window options for your home, choosing black-framed windows over any other color for your window replacement is one of the best ways you can make your home look more sophisticated and high end.

Modern Design

Due to the increasing popularity of modern designed homes, black frames are steadily becoming the color of choice. This is because the color often looks great with modern homes. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t match the classic home designs as black frames have been proven to match to Victorian-era homes.


Most homes often use the color white for their interior walls. If you’re looking to create a strong and creative contrast in your home, then black frames are a good choice for you since the color can work really well with white or light-colored homes.

Blends In

Some homeowners are hesitant to use the color black because they worry it will stand out too much. However, this isn’t necessarily the case as black frames often look like a shadow line, allowing a good blend between your indoor and outdoor spaces. This means that they disappear when you are looking out your window, creating a stronger connection with the outdoors.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of window installation services. Give us a call at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Ankeny and other nearby areas.


"I received information and estimates from both Pella and Andersen. There was no contest between the two. Dave Steffes and everyone I had contact with were very professional and helpful. The quality and cost exceeded what Pella had to offer. I am very pleased with my choice."

Barb W. - Ames, IA
July 2014

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