In recent years grey has become an increasingly popular choice for home improvements across the UK. Using grey tones for your windows and external doors can modernise your property. Creating lovely contrast on heritage properties whilst complementing modern builds. Two of the more popular shades are Slate and Anthracite grey. They’re darker shades with blue undertones that are sure to provide a contemporary look. But what is the difference between Slate grey and Anthracite grey?

SlateSlate grey: RAL 7015

Slate is a dark shade of grey that has been mixed with a hint of azure for a cool tone, modern shade. It’s a shade lighter than Anthracite grey so often appears softer against traditional homes. Slate grey has earthy undertones of red and brown that become more apparent when you pair it with a warm red brick exterior.

Although Slate grey appears more modern, warm stone and brick pull out the beautiful earth tones that elegantly complement period homes. As Slate is a natural material it’s always guaranteed to pair well with stone exteriors that can be found on traditional cottages.  When combined with a cool exterior you’ll find Slate grey presents itself as blue-based which lends itself perfectly to contemporary homes.

At Global Windows, we offer our uPVC windows and uPVC front doors in Slate grey, so you’re able to give your home a complete facelift. There are absolutely no rules on whether you need to have matching windows and doors but if you’re looking for a cohesive finish it is recommended to use the same shade for all your external home improvement products.

 

AnthraciteAnthracite grey: RAL 7016

Anthracite is a shade darker than Slate, often mistaken for black at first glance. It has a cool undertone with deep blue and purple hues that offer an edgy twist. Anthracite has grown to become the most popular shade of grey available for home improvements, thanks to its contemporary versatility.

Anthracite grey is able to complement virtually any exterior home colour. We find that it looks particularly beautiful when combined with red brick, white and grey stone, or cladding. Anthracite grey’s dark, sleek appearance makes it the ideal alternative to classic black windows and doors that are commonly found in contemporary homes.

Although considered a contemporary shade of grey, Anthracite can be used on heritage homes and look fantastic, when it’s done right! At Global Windows, we offer our uPVC front doors and windows in traditional stylings that lend themselves perfectly to older properties. If you want to incorporate a modern touch to your home, we recommend choosing an Anthracite front door, in a traditional style with a classic white frame. If you’re unsure what will look best on your home, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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Choosing a colour can be difficult just by looking at swatches online so we always recommend our customers pop down to our Sheffield showroom and our team will be able to show you in person swatches of your chosen colours. We’ll also be able to guide your decision if you’re unsure which colour you think would look best with your property.

If you have any questions at all or you’re looking to start your home improvement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our expert team by either calling us on 0114 288 95 95 or 0800 610 1234. Alternatively, you can contact us online to arrange your free, no-obligation quote!

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My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

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We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

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After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

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My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

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We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

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