Accessorize your windows and doors

A great outfit needs accessories to add personal style. Likewise, accessorizing your windows adds depth and personality. After determining your style, the type of window and the material that best suit your needs, it’s time to add the coup de grâce!

Accessorize your windows and doors


What’s the colour trend for windows? Like a little black dress in your wardrobe, black is a dramatic staple colour. While white windows remain a popular choice for value-minded customers, dramatic tones of sable gray and deep, muddy browns are hot trends this year. For Contemporary homes, the divide between residential and commercial is narrowing, with increasing demand for metallic finishes such as anodized aluminum.

For doors, the colour can be more playful. You may want to consider a bold choice such as poppy red or even acid-green shades that are fashionable in Contemporary homes. Do you have a colour in mind? Colour match almost any paint swatch for the right shade.


There are so many options to consider when selecting grilles for your windows, you may find it helpful to peruse magazines or our photo gallery for inspiration. While a traditional single-hung window looks handsome with a pewter grille in a Colonial configuration, a Contemporary-style home may be better suited to a single exterior-mounted Simulated Divided Lite (commonly called SDL) installed horizontally to give the impression of a transom.

Grilles that are mounted between the glass panes make window cleaning a simple job; however, you may also want to consider the visual impact that a wide SDL can lend to the curb appeal of your home. Regardless of what type of grille you select, customize the configuration – keeping in mind that, sometimes, less is more.


Depending on the type of window you choose, you may have the option of selecting your hardware finish. Some window collections offer architectural hardware in finishes designed to coordinate with other hardware in your home, such as Pewter or Antique Bronze.