Choosing a colour for your aluminium windows and doors requires careful thought to enhance the overall appearance of your home.
The colour you choose can turn your joinery into a statement feature or blend in to complement your other features or views. The First product range is available in a full palette of powdercoated and anodised options.
Colour Selection Tips
- For a joinery colour that complements the house cladding it is common to choose a tone a few shades up or down from the cladding colour
- Choosing the same colour as the house can give a very clean look, especially in white or cream tones
- Remember, however, that the colour of joinery you choose now may limit options in the future if you want a change of house colour
- Contrasting joinery colours are popular and darker natural tones, silver and black are often chosen
- Dark or black joinery against a light coloured house, especially in a plaster finish, can look very sharp and attractive
- Matching the joinery colour to the roof or fascia for a unified look is also popular
- It is important to remember that the joinery colour impacts on the inside view and so can influence interior colour schemes. A good option can be to choose a neutral joinery colour that preserves flexibility for interior selections e.g white, cream, grey, taupe, black or silver.
Powdercoating is the most popular surface finish and offers a huge range of colour options that cater for buildings in all locations.
Our range of 35 popular colours is a good place to start. They are available in Duralloy, the most economical powdercoat finish. Some colours are available in Duratec, a high performance powdercoat finish. Our powdercoat colours are also available to colour-match your hardware.
Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch.
The colours shown are an onscreen guide only and no guarantee can be given that they will be an exact colour match for the finished product. View our physical swatches for an exact match.
® Dulux, Duralloy, Duratec and Metropolis are registered trade marks of Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings. We use Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings.
Anodising is a durable and colourfast technology that offers an alternative to powdercoating. Anodising is a popular choice for architectural projects with the matt 'frost' finish as standard though traditional anodising is also available.
Anodising creates a dynamic finish as the brightness of the colour changes depending on the angle you're viewing it from. Some variability of colour can occur and is part of the anodising process. There are six colours available in the anodised finish.
Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch. We are able to provide you with the colour swatch samples upon request.