Glass tints

Talk about colours in the context of home décor and it usually conjures up a debate on what shade to select for the walls of the house.  Well, rightfully so….but why do we forget about the colour for the house windows? The windows are the “eyes” of the house and they deserve an equal if not more thought…. isn’t it 🙂

Thankfully, nowadays there are a lot more colour options to choose from rather than just the good old clear transparent window glass or the dull metal shade frames.  So, in this post we’ll try to uncover what colours are available for window glass panes & metal grilles and share some tips that will help you make the right choice or your abode.

Do note that there’s no right or wrong when choosing colours and it may after all boil down to individual preference, taste and budget.  And in some cases you may not even have a choice because your building management or committee may have already set guidelines for these.  This is very common for Singapore Condominiums where the visual appeal of external façade needs to be preserved along with the overall scheme of estate design.

For those of you who do have a choice heres what’s good to know –

Selecting the Colour of Window Glass

 

No Colour, Clear Glass

  • Suited for homes where sunlight is less especially, for lower floor units
  • Good choice when the interior décor is dark

 

Sea Green

  • Best suited to go with White colour window frames
  • Popular choice amongst homeowners for the clean, green look it offers

 

Blue

  • Best suited to go with White colour window frames
  • Gives slightly better UV ray protection

 

Brown

  • Best Suited to go with dark brown window frames
  • Gives slightly better UV ray protection, but makes the interiors darker
  • Good for hiding dust and dirt

 

Our Recommendation: Sea Green, because it gives a refreshing look and feel with White Grilles.  Lets in adequate light, offers clear external view and at the same time gives protection from sun rays.

 

Selecting the Colour of Window Frame and Grilles

 

colour of aluminium grillesWhite

  • Gives a refreshing, pristine look
  • Most popular choice amongst homeowners
  • Not able to hide dirt and scratches

 

Silver

  • Does not require a coat of paint, is cheaper
  • This colour can hide the small scratches which may happen over time

 

Dark Brown or Black

  • Good for hiding dust and dirt
  • Used when required to match with interior/exterior décor or brown and dark tinted glass

 

Teal, Grey, etc

  • Based on individual preference or when required to match with interior/exterior decor

 

Our Recommendation: White, because it gives a neat and clean look, especially for HDB units in Singapore.  It can also be promptly repainted since white is a universal and easily available colour 

 

So, before you sign the deal with your Window Contractor, make an informed decision about the colour you’d go for.  For once chosen it will be with you for long time!

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