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Window Trim and Sash: Should They Match or Contrast?

The windows are among the most noticeable parts of your home, which is why they should be well-coordinated to ensure the structure’s warm and inviting appearance. When it comes to designing them, however, one dilemma sticks out: should the trim and sash match or contrast one another to make them stand out more?

Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City, your local awning windows installation contractor, offers insight on both options.

On Matching Window Trim and Sash

If you want to achieve a classic appeal out of your windows, consider matching both the trim and sash. It might look redundant, but having the same color choice for both window components gives the entire units a sense of uniformity. This works if you already have contrasting elements in both your home’s exterior and interior, or if your windows have extra built-in pieces.

Matching sashes and trim works not just for home replacement windows but also for your entry and patio doors as well. Another thing to consider is to choose the main color for either one, with the other being a shade lighter or darker.

On Contrasting Window Sash and Trim

Going with this option is a great way to incorporate visual interest. It also helps break the home’s facade, which is essential for tall or large homes. For this to work, however, either window component shouldn’t overpower the other.

A contrasting sash looks best when it utilizes a single, simple line of color. As for the trim, you can match it with the surrounding siding color. This helps knock down the sash’s thickness and its matching framing trim piece.

Which One Is Better?

Matching or contrasting your windows’ sash and trim is a matter of preference. As your local casement window replacement contractor, we can provide you with some pointers on which one works and which one doesn’t, taking your home’s appearance and your needs into account. Reach out to our design consultants today so you can determine which one is the best fit in your home.

We provide an all-inclusive window and patio door replacement experience. Learn more about how we can help you beautify your home by giving us a call at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Spearfish, SD, and the surrounding communities.


"We recently replaced all of the windows in our home. I was most impressed with the friendly staff who knew what I wanted before I did. They seemed to be able to find the perfect window for each one we replaced. We are very pleased with the result. From beginning to end they were professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Renewal by Anderson."

Sheila And Doug Cain
May 15

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