With so many different finishes and colours available, when it comes to choosing a colour for your windows, homeowners have never been so spoilt for choice. 

But with so much choice, deciding on just one colour can be difficult.

One dilemma homeowners often face when choosing a window colour is whether to play it safe and choose white windows or to be more bold with coloured windows. Pick right and you can completely transform the look of your home but if you pick the wrong colour, your windows can look odd and out of place so it is important to make the right choice. 

But which should you choose for your windows? In this article, we will take a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of white and coloured windows so you can make the right choice for your home. 

White windows – pros and cons 


  • Minimalist aesthetic 

A great thing about white windows is their minimalistic and sleek look. No matter the style of your home, white windows will create a clean aesthetic that will suit any style of property. There’s a reason why white is the most popular colour for window frames in the UK. 

  • A lighter space 

 By opting for white window frames you can actually create a space that feels much bigger and brighter. So despite the size of your home, you can create the illusion of more space. 


  • Higher maintenance 

A problem with white frames as opposed to grey windows for example and dirt is more obvious and, therefore, in order to keep your window frames looking their best they will need cleaning more often than other coloured windows. 

Coloured windows – pros and cons 


  • Showcase your personality 

They say that your home is a reflection of yourself and the same can be said for your windows. By choosing coloured windows you can create a look that truly reflects your personality. For example, yellow windows create a warm and inviting feel that welcomes guests. 

  • Huge choice of colours

There are so many different colour options available that it has never been easier to find the colour for your home. If your home is more traditionally styled then a Chartwell green is a great choice. Whereas if your property is more modern then grey windows will give a sophisticated look that is bound to impress. 

  • Adds value to your home 

We all want to get the most for our money and with coloured windows you can in fact not only make your home more attractive and desirable to potential buyers but when it comes to moving home, you can actually get more for your asking price – making coloured windows a worthwhile investment. 


  • Repainting 

A potential drawback of coloured windows is that they are more prone to needing repainting than white windows as over time their colour may start to fade and discolour. Repainting your windows can be a time consuming process and one you would like to avoid if possible. 

Choose new windows from Progress Windows 

As you can see both white windows and coloured windows have their own unique benefits and their drawbacks, but which should you choose for your home? 

Well, that really depends on many factors like what look you’re trying to achieve, your budget and your personal taste. 

Coloured windows may be more expensive than white windows so if you’re on a tighter budget then white windows may be the better option – although coloured windows can actually add value to your property. 

 However, if you want to create a look that is unique to your home and will get heads turning then coloured windows are the obvious favourite. 

Whichever you choose, it is just as important to choose windows from a trusted window supplier. 

At Progress Windows, we take great pride in our work which is why we ensure that all of our products are manufactured to the highest standards and are industry-leading. For the last 10 years we have been building a reputation for our work across all of Leicestershire as window specialists so you know when you choose us, you know that your home is in safe hands. 

If you’re interested in installing new windows to your home in Leicester and the surrounding areas, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options.