A neutral and alluring tone, grey evokes the feeling of power & durability. In her book ‘Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating Colours’, Leatrice Eiseman notes “The greys represent solid strength and longevity, an association stemming from the colour of granite and gravel, stone, slate, and rock; of ancient monuments, pillars, and temples that have withstood the ravages of time and technology.” – However, with the rise in popularity of grey windows (and doors) over the past few years, we often get asked ‘are grey windows just a fad?’

We think not; grey might even be the new white! Despite the surge in demand for traditional window profiles, such as flush sash and sliding sash windows, grey is still a sought-after colour for East Midlands homeowners with traditional or modern properties.

Flush Sash Window

Why are grey windows so popular?

Grey windows (and doors) are so popular due to how adaptable all shades of grey are, from Anthracite Grey, pebble grey, or slate grey, all grey tones suit contemporary and traditional properties. Grey windows help homeowners with period properties renovate the character and charm of the façade, whilst giving it a subtle modern twist that refuses to overpower the beautiful architectural detail. In contrast, grey windows also create a striking focal point for modern properties with light exteriors.


What is the most popular shade of grey for windows?

With shades of grey dominating the home improvement market, we have seen a variety of grey tones used on chamfered and sculptured windows, where a Rosewood or Irish Oak finish would have been the traditional choice. However, with Anthracite Grey taking the world of entrance and patio doors by storm, it only seems natural that the Anthracite Grey window trend would follow.

Another reason why Anthracite Grey (also known as RAL 7016) is so popular is due to the variety of renovation products that are available in this enviable shade. You can easily mix and match your new home improvements to create a cohesive and satisfying aesthetic for your home and garden! Why not consider matching your composite decking to your new bifold doors? Or your roof lantern to your composite entrance door? The possibilities are endless!

Residence 7 Windows

Alluring grey windows for your East Midlands home

As Eiseman said, grey has stood the test of time and technology, making it an enduring, timeless colour choice. We have an array of grey RAL colours to choose from, including Anthracite Grey, dusty grey, and blue grey. However, we also have a range of classical tones available, such as Chartwell Green & vintage cream. Here are 5 colour window ideas to inspire you!

We understand how windows affect the aesthetic of your home, that’s why all our windows are of the highest quality, fitted to perfection, and are designed to beautifully harmonise with your homes’ unique character. Our double-glazing experts can advise on the perfect solution for you and guide you through our efficient window replacement process. Contact us today or call us on 0115 866 00 66 to find out more.

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