Pros tap the latest looks for today’s home.
Interior designer Gregg Hodson doesn’t have anything against white windows, he just knows there are other options. “Look at your windows as opportunities to elevate the style of your space,” he suggests. Whether it’s to accentuate views, complement a room’s décor or simply add a layer of interest much like wallpaper does to walls, he paints the majority of his projects’ interior windows with a color. “It’s a simple and inexpensive way to add an unexpected layer of detail to any room,” he says. When asked for paint colors he often chooses to transform ho-hum windows, he offers three favorites.
1. Wendingo 33-18, Pratt & Lambert Semi Gloss
Mimics real metal and blends well with garden and mountain views.
2. Chelsea Gray HC-168, Benjamin Moore Semi Gloss
A mid-tone that complements white walls while adding subtle contrast.
3. Red Orange 7-16, Pratt & Lambert High Gloss
A lively color perfect for an upbeat mountain house or hip Mid-century home.