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Nifty Shades of Grey

Do you remember when buying windows was like buying a Model T Ford? You can have any window colour you like as long as you like white! Then, if you did paint your wooden windows anything but white, the household opposite would be checking planning restrictions and visiting the local council!

Unless you live in a conservation area or a listed building those days are over. You can now use the windows and doors within YOUR home to reflect YOUR lifestyle. You can blend the fenestration in to match the rest of the house, especially if you want to highlight another feature in your home. Alternatively, you can deliberately make the windows and doors stand out, to make them the feature!

This is great if you live in a modern white building and want a splash of colour. How much colour is up to you. At The Folding Sliding Door Company we have made a doors in a variety of colours from pink to blue and every shade between.

If you do live in an area that restricts the colour, it is worth checking to see if there is only one colour to choose from, or if you can upgrade the material to something more durable (like aluminium) and keep the same colour.

The most popular colour for the past couple of years has been Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016), this is by far our single best selling colour, and you can see why. It both blends in when you have a red brick or stone house, but stands out when you have a white rendered home.

But there is more than one grey, each RAL chart differs with the amount of greys, and sometimes the names, but the one on my desk today has 28! Including Squirrel Grey (RAL 7000) and Grey Olive (RAL 6006). Not quite fifty shades, but pretty nifty!

Want some inspiration? Take a look at our Gallery for ideas, or give us a ring for advice.

Article by Alaisdair M

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