The Artful Framing of Black Window Trim

white house with black window trim

Black window trim is simple, straightforward and takes the sophistication of your room into the stratosphere. There is something so elegant and timeless about black window trim. It makes sense that we are seeing it more and more in some of our favorite rooms.

White with black trim has always been a winner exterior combination. With black-trimmed windows you can bring that timeless elegance to your interiors,” says Normandy Designer Chris Ebert. Chris has created some truly inviting rooms with black window trim.

“That’s one of the many nice things about this look. It’s sophisticated and welcoming. The black trim warms things up and the room sort of envelops you in style,” says Chris.

Combination family and dining room that adjoins the kitchen

Choosing to trim your windows in black gives a room instant character. Dark trim draws attention to the windows and frames the view. This lends an artful feeling to your rooms.

If you are adding on or replacing windows as part of your renovation, you can choose black windows. Black paint on any older windows will instantly refresh them and bring them into line with your new windows. “Cohesion is important. You want any windows in your sightline to integrate visually,” says Chris.

Think about doors too. Gloss black doors are a great look. “In a kitchen where we went with black trimmed windows, we also added black French doors and painted the headers black. With everything else in the kitchen, it’s really a beautiful finishing touch,” says Chris.White and black kitchen with mesh insert details

Black windows will enhance any black accents you choose. Quartz countertops, lampshades, and black painted cabinetry will all look incredible in rooms with black windows. Gold will glimmer, white will look sharp and you have opportunity to choose a pop of color that complements or contrasts with your windows.

“It’s nice to have another option in the mix for window trim. For a long time, it was stain or paint the window trim white,” says Chris, adding, “Black is moody and exciting without being too much.”

If you’re thinking of remodeling and are drawn to timeless elegance with a modern edge, set up a time to talk to Chris. Find ideas for your project in the Normandy Remodeling photo galleries. We share inspiration, finished projects, and other design-focused fun on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and TikTok. Follow us for lively and lovely feeds.

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Go For The Gold

kitchen faucet with gold finish

By the time you and your designer sit down to choose hardware for your project, your design direction is set. It’s finishing touches time now. Get ready to have some fun.

Soft gold hardware is beautiful way to add subtle shine to your space. Brushed gold enhances cabinetry. Whether you choose color, like blue, or a wow factor finish, like high gloss laminate, gold hardware brings out the beauty.

Our Designers have used gold hardware in projects from the suburbs to the Chicago skyline with elegant results that vibrate with vibrant energy. Gold provides a luxurious look and lets you show off your personality.

There are different variations of gold hardware available. Bathroom with banjo countertop, blue vanity, and gold accentsExplore brushed brass, polished brass and different shades of gold, bronze and brass. There are many variations in shine level, tone and even texture to consider.

Go with your instinct on what you like the most, but keep an open mind. Your perfect gold is one that complements the other design elements in the kitchen, including the natural light.

microwave in island

Speaking of light, gold-lined lighting fixtures are sweet spot to add some glimmer. These cast a beautiful glow at night and a nice graphic punch during the day.

Gold hardware is sophisticated and cheerful. It elevates your kitchen and makes it a happy, welcoming place to spend time. Transitional design is so elegant these days that touches of gold feel timeless, which is comforting as you prepare to invest in a remodel.

If you are thinking of remodeling your home, working with a design build firm simplifies the process by handling everything from design and drawings to permits and building. You can set up time to talk with a designer about hardware, cabinetry, and more to get the whole process started. Still exploring ideas? Check out the Normandy Remodeling photo galleries for inspiration. You can also follow along with us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and TikTok.

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The beverage station is adjacent to an island dedicated to casual diningMarble-look porcelain tile backsplash to the ceiling, brass faucet, brass light fixture


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