Selecting which shade of white you should use for your trim is like trying to pick a flavor of ice cream. There are hundreds of white color shades out there, making it harder to choose the right shade for your trim.
Your replacement windows in Albuquerque, NM, will stand out by painting your trim with the perfect white. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico shares some tips, so you can make the most of a white shade.
• Set contrast. Maximize deep and dark colors by applying them on your walls. With your trim in the color of crisp white, you can put emphasis on the beauty of your door and window casings.
Contrary to popular belief, white trim windows aren’t just for modern and contemporary homes. In fact, if you trace the history of window trims, you’ll find that white trims were a design staple in the earliest homes. White trims are a great contrast to wood tones and earthy colors, two of the most popular colors for traditional homes, and can even enhance their attractive look.
• Stand out with white wood trim. Retain the classic beauty of your wood elements by incorporating white into the mix. By adding white painted trim, all of your wood detailing will stand out.
• Use cool colors. If your walls are painted with cool colors, such as greens, grays, or blues pick a white that looks even cooler. Do this by placing various white chips next to one another and see how their shades differ.
Note that cool shades only work if there’s another color contrasting them. Since these colors are dull, a brighter and warmer color is the ideal contrast to it. This is another reason it’s important to pick the correct white trim as you want to maximize the “cooling” effect of the contrasting colors.
• Apply warm colors. Warmer palettes, like shades of yellow, orange or red, require a white with a touch of warmth. Having a slight mix of yellow or orange is a good choice.
There’s another benefit to applying warmer palettes to your exteriors: warm colors are great for establishing comfortable atmospheres. Warm doesn’t necessarily mean hot, so you don’t have to worry about the white trim increasing the “warmth” of your chosen palettes during the hotter months. In fact, the contrast that stems from the white trim windows actually “dulls” the warm color, making it more tolerable.
The White Difference
Apart from your trim, white can also be a great choice for your window color. To highlight your home’s natural beauty, use this color for your picture, casement, sliding and double-hung windows in Albuquerque, NM. White windows also reflect radiant heat coming from the sun, instead of absorbing it like a darker colored window would. As a result, white windows are a great choice if you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home starting from your exterior hardware.
Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico offers windows that are custom made exclusively for your home. We’re proud to be one of the few window companies who can custom-fit your new windows according to your home’s unique measurements. We are committed to bringing only the best to our clients. This involves taking careful measurements to match your windows to your home’s theme and style. We offer a wide range of options, from your window style to its size. Tell us what you need and we’ll craft the perfect window for your home.
Do you need help in choosing the perfect trim color and window style for your project? Contact us now at (505) 273-2815. We offer a selection of high-quality windows in Albuquerque.