A common choice is for the window colour to complement the cladding - a few shades up or down from the exterior tone. Contrasting joinery colours are also popular as well as darker natural tones. A neutral joinery colour like silver has become increasingly popular in recent times.
- Powder coating is a baked-on coating that’s tough and durable and comes in a wide range of colours.
- Anodising is an electro-chemical treatment available in a range of colours including standard finishes of natural silver, bronze and black.
- Frost anodising™ is a unique two-stage surface treatment that advances the anodising process to a new level, providing your joinery with an appealing lustre free of ‘grain’. Available in a range of colours including silver, black, champagne and light, medium and dark bronze.
Anodising is an alternative surface finish to powder coating and offers a glowing matt sheen to the aluminium.
- Use the below anodised colour ring as a guide
- Anodised finishes change in brightness according to the angle at which they are viewed
- Ask your manufacturer for an anodised colour swatch and view it in natural light.
Two powder coating colour guides are available, the Altherm Popular Colour Range chart, which displays 35 colours, and a booklet of over 80 powder coat colours that you can choose from. The popular colours are more cost effective than those less commonly requested.
For colours within the popular colour range, matching window and door hardware is also more affordable and readily available than hardware in other colours.
- For a joinery colour that complements the house cladding, it’s common to choose a tone a few shades up or down from the cladding colour
- Keep in mind that the colour of joinery you choose now may limit options in the future if you want a change of house colour
- Contrasting joinery colours are popular and natural tones such as darker greens, blues, greys or black are often chosen
- Dark or black joinery against a light coloured house, especially in a plaster finish, can look very sharp and attractive
- Matching the joinery colour to the roof or fascia for a unified look is also popular.
- Joinery colour also influences interior colour schemes. A good option is to choose a neutral colour that preserves flexibility for interior selections such as white, cream, grey, taupe, black or silver. Dual coloured windows and doors are available with Metro series ThermalHeart products, and a different colour can be chosen for the exterior and interior surfaces
- Choosing the same colour as the house can give a very clean look, especially in white or cream tones.