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White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

By Selina Hoit
Hey Friends!

Have you ever looked at a home and you thought "Humm, I really enjoy that look.....I wonder what I LIKE about it?"

Well, when I was building our home there was one construction detail that I kept noticing I was drawn to whenever I saw a home constructed with it.  It was:


BROWN/BRONZE WINDOW GRIDS


Let me show you some windows and you can see what I mean. :-)


White Trim Windows
(I love the white on coastal homes!)


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Metal or Brown Trim Windows
(I prefer this look when doing a craftsman/rustic exterior)
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim
 Chester Springs Architects & Building Designers Msl Associates Ltd. Architects
Although normally the brown grid is fabricated in metal or painted wood (quite a bit more expensive than vinyl) you can get the LOOK by ordering your vinyl window package (yes, it's a small upgrade) in a bronze painted finish.  

This isn't the best picture of my dark bronze window trim but I think you can imagine the difference between the bronze instead of a white grid/border.  I chose a dark painted wood trim border around it so the bronze melts right into the brown wood instead of a white grid that would be in contrast to it.


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim


Windows can be made from wood, aluminum, steel, or vinyl.  But for this post I decided it would be fun to focus on industrial modern beauties, otherwise know as brown metal trimmed windows. :-)


Almost always, when you see industrial style decor, you will see the bronze metal window trim used.

I love the windows and the concrete walls in this kitchen!


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

These sliding metal doors to the sun room are gorgeous!

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Norman Askins

LOVELY bronze french doors :-)

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Designer Jackye Lanham 


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Designer Jackye Lanham 


Large metal windows used in the dining room.
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Oh man, what's not to love about this kitchen?!  This is an example of how the general "industrial" look can also be more traditional. 

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

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Ah, I LOVE the arched design!  That is another plus when using metal windows, you can span a large area letting in a TON of light because of the load bearing properties of metal.  

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

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The bronze doors/windows are almost a side glance with all the beauty of this home!  
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

What a VIEW!  Thanks to the metal windows, the entire wall is pretty much freed up.  
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

Another dark window grid along with wooden beams :-)

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

House Beautiful


Are you starting to like the dark grid windows??  :-)

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

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Here is a view of the area above from the outside.  Wonderful!
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

I really have a "thing" for mixing the OLD with the NEW :-)

White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

I love the iron chandelier mimicking the iron of the windows. Oh, and look at that awesome brick floor!
White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

This picture below was labeled "Modern Farmhouse"  

You have this gorgeous wooden table with iron lantern lights and then BAM - see through plastic chairs :-)


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

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Alright - I really need to stop!  This post just keeps going and going!!!

Oh, just ONE pretty little bronze metal window setting:-)


White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal Trim

So what are your thoughts?

I know using METAL (or wood) is a LOT more expensive than vinyl, but that's why you could just upgrade to a bronze PAINTED vinyl grid OR just do the metal around a special area or entry.

I find it amazing how dramatically different just the color of a window could make a home!

Did you already notice that construction detail on other people's homes?

Have a wonderful weekend!


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White Window Trim Verses Brown Metal
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