Here at Wolverhampton Glass, we offer uPVC windows in over 42 shades. With a range of traditional timber-effect finishes, we’ve been supplying a whole range of West Midlands homes with stunning uPVC windows throughout 2021. Whether they’ve been modern or traditional properties, we’ve found the windows that suit their unique character. As the year draws to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at the 5 most popular uPVC window colours of 2021, and which properties they’ve suited best.
1. Anthracite Grey uPVC windows
Another year has passed, and Anthracite Grey is still as popular as ever. What’s kept this colour in vogue for so long is its versatility. Its subtle softness compliments homes with both stone and brick exteriors. However, it is still dark enough to contrast with modern white facades.
It’s the sleek, slimming effect of Anthracite Grey that makes it so perfect for these types of stylish, contemporary properties like the one pictured to the right. It’s the ideal shade for large windows in properties where natural lighting is a key feature. It’s for this reason that it’s also a popular shade for bifold and patio doors. Equally suited to more traditional properties, it’s no wonder that Anthracite Grey has remained a favourite of homeowners.
2. Jet black uPVC windows
As timeless as it is tasteful, it’s been another fantastic year for black window frames. As with Anthracite Grey, their dark shade makes them suitable for both modern and traditional properties. For homes with white exteriors, they provide a striking, yet subtle contrast that dramatically boosts kerb appeal.
Jet black is one of the darker shades of black, and it works beautifully with homes made from sandstone and other light stones. This makes black uPVC windows particularly effective for some of the older properties in Kidderminster and other rural parts of the West Midlands. Their colour compliments the properties’ traditional charm, while simultaneously making them look rejuvenated and brand new.
3. Pristine white uPVC windows
For their bright, classic appearance, white window frames are still immensely popular. During the Victorian era, the dominant window style was a vertical sliding window in an off-white cream. A similar broken white was incredibly popular for windows from the Georgian period. Therefore, if you own a Victorian or Georgian-style property, new white uPVC windows are the perfect way to restore the home to its former glory. Perhaps this is why white windows have been especially popular in older Victorian properties in Dudley throughout 2021.
Furthermore, white is the best colour when it comes to accentuating glazing bars. These are the decorations that give the window the appearance of being split into several smaller panes. They are common in Georgian-style windows. A white window frame really helps them to look their most authentic and endearing.
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It’s also worth considering that white’s seemingly unending popularity is due to people’s desire to match their surroundings. After all, one of the most important factors to consider when undergoing any home improvement is whether it will suit the character of the neighbourhood. If white windows are in keeping with a particular street’s style, they are likely to increase kerb appeal.
4. Chartwell Green uPVC windows
Where there’s more room for individual expression is in detached homes in more rural settings. This is where pastel shades of green and blue come into their own. One particularly popular shade is Chartwell Green. This colour highlights the windows and makes them a focal feature of the home’s exterior, without detracting from the property’s traditional aesthetic.
Chartwell Green uPVC windows also suit one of the most popular, ever-growing interior trends of 2021: houseplants. Their contrasting shades of green create a wonderful natural effect throughout the home. After almost 2 years of restrictions and isolation, the popularity of Chartwell Green could be part of the intensified desire to bring the outside in. Of course, they also work beautifully with any exterior shrubbery, as pictured to the right.
5. Brown timber-effect uPVC windows
For decades, brown windows have offered homes a warm, earthy feel. They are particularly well-suited to exposed brick walls, making them great for many of the red brick properties in Wolverhampton. However, while authentic timber makes for fantastic windows, the material does come with extra maintenance requirements. This could be why more and more people are opting for the low-maintenance timber-effect uPVC windows. These offer all the stunning woodgrain aesthetics of timber, while only requiring the occasional wipe-down with soapy water to maintain their appearance. Oak and Golden Oak are particularly popular shades, particularly in Tudor-style properties with dark gables and beams.
It’s no wonder that timber-effect colours and finishes have had another successful year, especially when you consider the continued popularity of ‘cottagecore’. This is an online phenomenon that celebrates cosiness and traditional, pastoral aesthetics. It started across Pinterest and Instagram in 2020, but has continued to grow as a real-life design trend across 2021.
Dual colour uPVC windows
Nowadays, people don’t have to settle for just one window colour. Dual-colour windows allow them to choose a different colour for their interior and exterior. That means a home’s window frames could have a white exterior, but an Anthracite Grey interior, for example. The dual-colour option is proving immensely popular. It allows homeowners to modify their window colours so that they perfectly match their home’s character inside and out.
For homes with lots of wooden furniture, an Oak shade is probably the best interior window colour. Meanwhile, anthracite grey and black are ideal for more minimal, spacious interiors with white walls. In the opposite sense, white windows provide an excellent contrast with walls painted in darker colours.
Coloured uPVC windows & doors across the West Midlands
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