Thursday, September 6, 2012

Do You Like Black Steel Windows?

Two years ago I wrote a post about a trend I started noticing. Back then I was not too sure I liked it.Yet, two years later it is still around, and growing.

It is a trend that has continued to grow, and I must admit in the right room, and when applied correctly it can add to the look, and feel of the room.

This trend is the use of dark steel windows. I must admit I will probably never have it in one of my homes. However, I am seeing it done more, and more in some homes.

Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at how others have chosen to use black steel windows in their homes.

In this particular setting I am not sure any other type of paned window would look as beautiful as the black steel windows. Since this room has a dark floor it balances the darkness on the windows.

The next window is NOT steel, but it is black……….

If this window were not black the room would not have the same look at all. It is a handsome room, and feels well grounded. Again, we have a dark floor to balance the black.

Does the floor always need to be black in order to carry off the black steel windows?………

NO!! Just look at how magnificent these window look with a light stone floor. One thing to notice here is the neutrality of the room.

Here we have another room with light bleached wood floors, but again the room is furnished in neutrals.

First I have to say OMGosh!!! Can you believe this fantastic chandelier? Okay, I can breathe now! Again a neutral room with the steel windows.

Not a window,but a shower enclosure. I am starting to see more and more of this look as well. 

I prefer frameless for my design aesthetic, but I can see that this  is the perfect look for this particular bathroom.

I am starting to see a pattern aren’t you?

Another neutral room!! Hmmm???

I am beginning to see that when black steel windows are used in a room with neutrals, highly textured, or with black as one of the main colors, they work really well!

How about a room with a bit of color?………..

A little blue/gray, but it still reads as a neutral room, don’t you think?


This office has color on the draperies and the rug. Do you think it is working here as well as it does in a completely neutral room?

Colorful accents are added, but again, the room reads as neutral.

In my opinion I think I like the black steel windows best when they are surrounded by a base of neutrals, and maybe just a few accent pieces in a color.

How about you? Do you see yourself having black steel windows installed to replace your old windows?

Or, will you go for white, or natural wood-toned windows?

Personally, I will be sticking with my white wood windows in my existing home.