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Popular colour choices for windows and doors today: what works best for your home?

Published: Wednesday 7th July 2021 | Categories: House & Home

When designing your home, it’s good to remember that your doors and windows are the main exterior features. Not only that, but they are the features that allow you to express yourself and represent your household. This can, of course, be done through the design of the door itself, the type of handle, letterbox or porch you choose. But one of the most effective ways of bringing the design of your home together is with the colour choice of those features. 

Much like you do when considering the design of your windows and doors, it’s worth taking into account the style of your house and the kind of aesthetic you would like to create when choosing the colour of them as well. Now, this may sound like a lot to consider and can even be slightly daunting. But luckily, you’re in the right place. In this post, you will be introduced to the most popular colours elglaze provide and why specific colours may work best for you and your home. 

Chartwell Green

We’ll begin with talking about Chartwell green. This colour works beautifully with an older cottage style house. Chartwell green windows and doors are the perfect complimentary feature to homes with lighter coloured bricks and bonding and also look fabulous on houses painted in either white or cream. Sliding sash windows look especially good in this colour, and our range of ‘Solar’, ‘Pluto’ And ‘Polaris’ doors creates a cheerful cottage look.

Mars Flush - Chartwell

Anthracite Grey

Anthracite grey is a trendy colour now and has been for quite a few years now; in other words, it’s tried and tested! This colour more or less works with nearly every style you can think of, and it does so while remaining classy and sophisticated.

That being said, if you want to go above and beyond with your house’s exterior design, this colour looks incredible on a modern styled home. For example, dark brick with light bonding or rendering with white paint over the top alongside Anthracite grey windows and doors creates a harmoniously chic design, which can be enhanced when paired with our doors from the ‘Corvus ‘Halley’ ranges, as well as our modus windows.


Cream is a beautiful colour to have if you want something subtle and classic. This colour is excellent for houses with light or deep red bricks and light bonding. It’s the perfect way to brighten up the exterior of your home and, in turn, creates a friendly and inviting feel to the design it. If you think your house may be missing that defining feature to make it complete but don’t want to go too over the top, this could be the colour for you. 

Black on white, similarly to cream, is another classic, however with black doors and windows, you can make a statement. As we’re sure everyone knows, Black is a colour that genuinely looks good on and with almost everything. When it comes to using black, however, as mentioned earlier, though it does go with nearly everything beautifully, it is very much a colour you use on a house when wanting to stand out. 

Whether it’s a new build or a Georgian townhouse, black windows and, more notably, a black front door allows your house the chance to stand out from its surroundings. With the right style of door in this colour, you can truly make a centrepiece for the exterior design of your house that you can’t take your eyes off of.

A cream coloured sash window

A noteworthy mention

Something also worth quickly mentioning is that you can get a different colour on the inside of your door from the outside, meaning that if your hallway wouldn’t suit Chartwell green but the outside of your house needs it, that issue can be quickly solved. 

Finally, at elglaze, we have a team dedicated to helping you find the right colour and finish for your house and will work closely with you to find the right match for the features of your home’s appearance. So, if you find yourself needing more expert insights, elglaze may be the team you need.


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