From earthy colours to sliding doors and Lean-to’s, we look at some of the double glazing and door trends for 2020. If you are interested in getting new windows or doors in your home but find yourself torn between the options – maybe taking a read of the trends in 2020 might help make your decision a little easier. 


While white windows are a classic choice, black frames & doors have been the rage in 2019 as they blend well with any interior or exterior and looking stunning on both traditional and modern homes. 

One of the best-selling composite doors at Progress Windows in 2019 was ‘Anthracite grey; and with ‘Bleached Coral’ being the Pantone colour of 2020, we can expect design trends to run along the lines of rugged industrial and earthy colours, with grey remaining right up there. Shades of browns, greens and muted blues are expected to take centre stage, bringing in indoor plants, upcycled furniture and natural materials as more consumers join the environmentally friendly trend. Adding a splash of colour to our doors with options like Chartwell green, Anteak, Duck egg blue and Agate grey are sure to turn heads in 2020. 

Climate change 

Although it may not feel like it at the moment, there is no doubt we have seen an increase in temperatures in the last 5 years and there are no signs of this changing any time soon. With the hotter summers are balmier winters, homeowners are increasingly taking more advantage of any outdoor space with decking areas for barbeques and conservatories to enjoy the sunshine, while escaping those summer showers. 

For the first time, the terms ‘lean-to conservatory’ and ‘orangery’ have surpassed Victorian conservatory in both website views and Google searches. 

Sustainability & Eco friendly

The demand for recyclable products and components made from recycled materials is definitely set to rise – including the desire to buy from companies which are eco-friendly, with the smallest carbon footprint possible. Progress Windows is a family owned business and we are very aware of the impact of the products that we buy and supply, have on the planet. That is one of the many reasons we are partnered with Liniar. Liniar have been way ahead of this trend and boast zero operational waste for over 25 years through recycling all their operational waste into new products (PVCu piling), and partially recycled decking and fencing ranges. The eco trend looks to increase in 2020 and with that, a demand for alternative materials for decking – for both home and holiday homes. 

Brexit & British made 

Potentially the biggest impact on 2020 market trends is Brexit and unpredictable pricing and potential customs issues mean that products that are designed, tooled and manufactured in the UK will be more popular than those from the continent or further afield. Progress Windows and partners, Liniar and TruFrame are all proudly British. 

Healthier living – more glass 

Research shows more natural light is said to be the number one interior design feature people look for in a living room when buying a new home. Natural light has great health benefits plus the growth in outdoor living has driven the demand for larger windows and glass extensions. The popularity to create living spaces with walls of glass and adding Velux windows for captivating views, has massively increased over the years, making Lean-to’s the must have addition. 

Sliding doors 

While Bi-fold doors continue to be popular, large sliding doors are on the list of window and door trends for 2020. By offering much wider panes of glass than bi-folds, the large glass panels of a sliding door give a sense of spaciousness and increased daylight. If you are looking for a quality sliding glass door system, visit the Progress Windows showroom and chat with one of the team. 

Whether you are looking to replacing your windows or doors, renovating an extension or building a new home, we’ve got the best double glazing and door trends covered for 2020.