Colours

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

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.

Popular colours

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.

Arctic White* 91558851
Matt Appliance White* 9151274M
Matt Warm White Pearl* 9151176K
Matt Titania* 9152068M
Matt Canvas Cloth* 9157327M
Matt O’Keefe Grey 9157400M
Matt Bone White 9157304M
Matt Off White* 9153144M
Matt Almond 9153141M
Matt Desert Sand* 9153065M
Matt Bronco* 9152111M
Matt Lichen 9156101M
Matt Mist Green 9156103M
Bond Rivergum 91552027
Matt Permanent Green/Kelp 9156102M
Matt Karaka 9156064M
Matt Lignite 9158033M
Matt Ironsand* 9158096M
Window Bronze* 9158068K
Matt Metropolis® Electric Cow* 9158028K
Matt Pioneer Red 9154194M
Matt Scoria 9154114M
Matt Wizard 9155197M
Matt New Denim Blue* 9155063M
Matt Slate Blue 9155147M
Matt Ghost Grey 9157401M
Silver Pearl* 9157113K
Matt Sandstone Grey* 9157217M
Palladium Silver* 2727136K
Matt Grey Friars 9157167M
Matt Charcoal* 9159058M
Matt Gravel 9157404M
Matt Flax Pod* 9159145M
Metropolis® Coal Dust* 9159069K
Matt Black* 9159041M
* Also available in Duratec®. Refer to Dulux® for Duratec® colour codes.
® Dulux, Duralloy, Duratec and Metropolis are registered trade marks of Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings. We use Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings.

Anodising

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.