One of the latest trends in homes today are black window frames. Their modern style works well as a contrast with the bright white walls of a Modern Farmhouse or the clean styling of Modern Minimalism. The question you may be wondering is, “What window treatments look best with the black window frames? Should I match them and choose black shades or blinds? Or would that be too dark? And how would that look from the street?
Do I even need window covering or will it detract from the design and styling of the windows?
First of all, yes, you need window covering!! Your builder or window salesperson may disagree, but you will need privacy and light control to protect your home and furnishings, plus uncovered windows will increase your utility bills!
Now to answer your other question, “Do I have to choose black shades to match the window frames? The short answer is no, you don’t have to choose black shades. There are many choices that will complement the black frames. There is no need to worry because your local Budget Blinds design consultant is ready to help. They have samples and ideas to help you find the perfect solution. One that gives you style, light control and energy efficiency too, plus looks amazing with your black window frames. Budget Blinds offers several options including:
- White Roller Shades with a black metal fascia
- Shades the color of you trim or walls mounted above the window
- Woven Bamboo shades that match your flooring or cabinetry
- Roman shade in a fun black and white print
- Black Roller Shade
- Dual Sheer Shade
- Drapes in a contrasting pattern or blending solid
To help you understand we have provided more information and some inspiration from several of our local franchisees.
The Best of Both Worlds: Privacy and Light Control That Blends into Your Frame
If a black shade is too dark for you, consider a white shade with a black metal fascia. This way you get the best of both. The lighter contrast of a white shade, yet it still blends into your black frame when raised as the white roller is concealed behind the black facia. When the shade is lowered you get the benefit of a light filtering shade, and the contrast of the black fascia just adds an added dimension and style to your room.
Outside Mount for Maximum View
You can also mount your shade above your window. Choose a color that blends with your trim or paint color for a seamless transition. In the photos above, you barely notice the shade when raised. Plus, with an outside mounted frame you get the benefits of more privacy, light control and the full view of your windows when raised. It is a win-win. Adding drapery panels will conceal the end of the shade, plus add softness and sound absorption to your room.
Warm Up Your Windows with Natural Shades
Woven Shades add contrast, texture, and warmth to black windows. Select a shade color that coordinates with your flooring or cabinets. In the room above, the homeowner selected a honey colored woven that adds warmth and contrast to the black trim on the windows and coordinates perfectly with the flooring in the room.
Add Softness and Pattern with a Fabric Roman Shade
Add a little fun or drama to your window with a bold black and white print. A soft fabric Roman shade raises in nice, neat folds. While it will cover a little more at the top of your window it adds style and pattern to your room. The addition of a lining insulates your window and helps keep your room temperature comfortable.
Go Bold with Black Shades
While you don’t have to use a black shade, you may love the color and want your window treatments to blend in when raised and match the black frame when lowered. If that is the case, then a black roller shade is a perfect choice. The beauty of the fabric wrapped cassette in black, is that it blends into your trim and hides all the roller shade hardware. When the shade is raised you get the full unobstructed view out your window. This modern clean look is perfect for Modern Farmhouse style, pictured above. The high contrast of the black shade with the white walls makes a dramatic statement.
Select A Layered Shade to Add Light
Another great shade option that rolls all the way up into a cassette for a clear view of your window, is the Dual Sheer shade. The alternating band of opaque and sheer material also allow you to filter light. This shade gives a lighter and more open look than a solid black roller shade.
Add Drama with Drapes
Custom draperies not only add drama, but can even add softness, color, and pattern to your room. Choose a modern black and white print for a bold style or choose a neutral textural solid that blends into the wall color for a modern minimalist look.
See? There are lots of options for your black framed windows! Ready to get started and see some samples? Give your local Budget Blinds a call. To find the one nearest you, just enter your zip code on our website. There is even a handy form to request a complimentary in-home consultation.