Bold Design Idea: Paint Your Window Frames to Create Instant Appeal

Bold Design Idea: Paint Your Window Frames to Create Instant Appeal

Tess Wilson
Apr 7, 2017

Color (via paint) can be a very powerful design tool, especially when used in unexpected places. While most people don't necessarily think to paint the inside of their window frames, it can be the difference between a run-of-the-mill room and a spectacular, and memorable interior.

A few "pros" to painting your window frames:

  • It's not as big a time/money commitment as painting your walls.
  • It can unify rooms with different wall colors (as long as the color chosen for the frames are the same).
  • It adds geometric/architectural pizzazz.
  • It allows you to play with colors that might feel a bit much when slathered on the walls of an entire room.

Doing dishes gets a bit of glamour thanks to Martha Stewart's Precious Metals Gold paint, which adorns every single window and door frame in this condo.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

I've long had a crush on the photo of this home from Elle Decoration, with its zesty yellow window frame and crisp white walls. It's like a jolt of sunshine, even on a gloomy day.

Bright blue window frame surrounds give an industrial space polish and provide contrast from the natural tones of brick walls and rough wood floors.

Throughout this home, gray window frames contrast with bright white walls, but in the dining room—which is basically all window frame—the effect is one of fabulously gloomy glam.