Frame Your Windows With a Shot of Unexpected Color

As classic as black is, it’s a relatively new exterior color, Verlodt says. Seen here on interior frames, it’s also a trending choice. “Black is very sophisticated and looks great with industrial and modern looks,” she says. That sophistication is evident in this sleek design scheme, where the barrier between indoors and out blurs with the help of several casement and awning windows. Without grilles, the frames add clean, geometric interest and the ultimate color contrast — black and white. On the exterior, black iron railings, doors or pergolas can help create a striking complement to black window frames.