Selection tips

Your selection may be influenced by your home’s cladding and interior colour schemes. The window colour will often complement the cladding colour, with tones a few shades up or down. Contrasting joinery colours are also popular as well as darker natural tones and silver.

  • 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. 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; natural tones such as darker greens, blues, greys or 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
  • Remember that the joinery colour can influence interior colour schemes. A good option is to choose a neutral colour that preserves flexibility for interior selections e.g white, cream, grey, taupe, black or silver.
  • Choosing the same colour as the house can give a very clean look, especially in white or cream tones.

Anodised colours

Anodising is an alternative surface finish to powder coating and offers a glowing matt sheen to the aluminium.

  • Use the below anodised colour ring as a guide
  • Anodised finishes change in brightness according to the angle at which they are viewed
  • Ask your manufacturer for an anodised colour swatch and view it in natural light.

Popular colours

Vantage has made the most popular 35 powder coat colours more economical to order than those less commonly chosen.

For colours within this popular range, window and door hardware is also more affordable and readily available than hardware in other colours.

Surface finish

There are two finishes for your windows and doors – powder coating, which offers a wide range of colours, and anodising, which offers a different type of finish with a refined colour choice.

  • Powder coating is a baked-on finish that’s tough, durable and economical, with widespread popularity for over 30 years.
  • Anodising offers an attractive lustrous finish which has a proven history of performance and longevity in the New Zealand environment.