Making the trim and sash work together is one way to make windows stand out. With these design elements creating a harmonious balance, a simple wood window can exude a more noticeable, clean-cut appearance. Then again, the question of whether to match or contrast these two are among the many questions that arise during exterior design consultations.
In today’s post, the window installation pros of Skyline Windows shed light on the matter.
Differentiating the Sash and Trim
Before tackling tips for choosing a color for the window trim, it would be worth discussing the difference between the sash and trim. On the one hand, the sash is the frame that moves together with the glass when the window is being opened or closed. On the other hand, the trim is the casing that frames out the window opening, providing a decorative touch to the whole unit.
Contrast or Match?
The idea of matching or contrasting the composite window trim and sash depends on several design elements present in the home. In general, both must display contrasting colors to heighten the visual interest both inside and outside the home. It is recommended for large homes as a way to create a balance throughout the facade.
Matching colors will suffice if a window’s design has extra built-in trim elements, which is common in newer models. Pursuing contrasting colors will make the unit look overdesigned. Another idea is to paint the outer trim with the same color as the surrounding exterior siding to establish a clean, elegant look to the home’s exterior.
Skyline Windows offers wood, composite, vinyl and fiberglass window frames and 26 different window options for you to choose from for a home window replacement. Constructed of the strongest materials and covered by the best warranties, you can be sure our windows will give your home a boost in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
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