Hello everyone – I hope y’all had a good weekend. I thought I’d start this week off slow with a short post about a fun trend I’m seeing more and more. We’ve all seen beautiful black painted window trim, it’s gained a lot of popularity in the last few months and it provides a lovely contrast to a light, often white, interior space (like the one pictured below.) But what about other colors? There isn’t some interior design code book that says we can only paint them black. Painted window frames can be any color under the sun!
I’ve rounded up a few pictures from across the internet to share with you today. I am really drawn to this trend of painted window frames because it’s simple, inexpensive, and applicable anywhere. It’s also an unexpected punch of color and detail that can easily pull together a room. Bonus: it’s a good option if you’re not sure what to do for window treatments, but you want to do something!
So I want windows like that in any room in my house, ever. Their size and ability to open the way they do is cool enough, but then painted a punchy green?! That took this room from, “oh nice kitchen” to, “wow that’s awesome!”
White kitchens are obviously all the rage right now, but these blue painted window frames keep the all-white-everything from looking institutional or boring. I love how it also perfectly matches the tile floor, bringing the whole room together.
Again, another already awesome window made extra memorable with a coat of bright yellow paint. Personally I would have decorated the room differently to highlight the unique window treatment, but it’s still a great space.
You don’t need a giant wall of glass, or floor to ceiling antique windows to make this trend work, however. Take the above kitchen for example, an undercount sink in front of a small kitchen window, a view we’ve all seen, made striking and interesting by grass green window trim.
And if you love how it looks, but think it might be ‘too much’ to do in multiple rooms, here is proof that it works! I’d keep the rest of the decor pretty minimal, and the color consistent throughout, but I think this look is definitely doable in the right home.
Coordinating bright painted windows to bright painted doors totally makes for a cohesive look. Also, can I please LIVE in the room above? Not only is it bright and fun, but I’m pretty sure it’s also close to the ocean…yes please!
This window is already (probably) the focal point of what I imagine to be a small, New York City loft. I love how the owner or designer thought to highlight an already neat feature and make it really stand out. Little else is needed throughout the space, as a big statement has already been made.
Finally, I can’t take credit for this idea. To my knowledge, I hadn’t seen windows painted bright colors before until I walked into my son’s nursery at my mom’s house. She was going for a classic, all American look with white walls, blue trim and BAM! a bright red window frame right in the middle. It turned out awesome and I love it! Good work, mom!