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?
Slate 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.
Anthracite 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.
Grey home improvements expertly installed by Global Windows
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!