Have you noticed how widespread using dark trim for windows is becoming?
They seem to be becoming more popular in all different parts of the country.
But for many people, the very idea of using black window frames in a bright windowed room runs counter to everything we think of when it comes to a bright room.
“I am always asked if black will confine, shrink or overpower a room. But in fact, dark frames are great for bright rooms because they recede and demand little attention for our eyes as we take in the room and the view.” (Eve Ashcraft)
“Light window frames actually slow your eye way down and keeps your focus on the things in the room longer. Which might be just the trick if your view is less than perfect. And even if your view is spectacular, sometimes it’s nice to feel the boundaries of a beautiful room, especially if it is cold outside.” (Eve Ashcraft)
As an example, think of a garden with a white picket fence:
Verses a wrought iron fence. The white stands out and the black seems to disappear into the plantings.
Do you think the white stops the eye, whereas the dark color just disappears?
Very stunning and beautiful, don’t you agree? I do think the eye passes through easier with the darker trim. Which look do you love best, the dark or the light window trim?
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