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Choosing Window Trim and Sash

The trim and sash are essential components of your window design. They can help elevate the look of your windows, so you have to carefully consider the colors that you are going to use for these parts. That said, a question that typically arises when it comes to the trim and sash is whether to match their colors or not.

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What’s the Difference Between the Window Trim and Sash?

The trim is basically the casing that frames out the window opening, and it is often used to add a decorative touch to the entire window. Meanwhile, the sash is the frame that houses the glass, so it moves with the glass and is part of the operable window.

Should I Use Matching or Contrasting Colors?

When picking out colors for the sash and trim, your window company will likely suggest contrasting colors for a more appealing outcome. This is especially ideal for tall or large homes since the contrasting colors can help break up the façade and provide a more balanced look.

Nevertheless, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, if you are installing new windows with additional built-in trim elements, you might want to stick with the same color for your trim and sash. The extra framing pieces of such windows can make your window appear excessively designed if you opt to use contrasting colors for the trim and sash.

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri is a reputable company known for providing the best replacement windows. We are expert installers so you can have peace of mind with our services. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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