Fresh Ideas for Black Window Trim

Homes with black window trim. Just wow! Amazing curb appeal, chic & modern–they are incredible all around. But the trim choice is leaving homeowners wondering what to do about window treatments. How do we complement the black trim? Here are some things to consider with ideas to contemplate.  

Consider This…

  • Do you like more of a contrast of color in your home or a complementary blend?
  • Would you like the black window trim showing? If so, how much? 
  • Are your black trim windows black on black or black on white?
  • Do your windows have grids? (Consider the way fabrics may look against a grid.)

Be Inspired

We suggest scrolling through photos to decide the look you like best. Make sure you find a home similar to yours–social media is a great resource. Black trim windows can look incredible with a number of window treatments. Anything from roman shades to roller shades will look great as well as cellulars and woven treatments. Draperies are gorgeous too; they frame the window while adding light control, privacy and energy efficiency. It won’t take too long to be inspired and find a few favorite looks.  

Window Grids

The grids bring a timeless look to your stylish black trim windows. The question is whether you want the grids to show through, or whether you prefer to only see them when the shades are drawn. Included in our selection of treatments are shades that create a seamless look across the window. Creating one very wide shade, instead of multiples. Grids allow for visual interest. You choose the level you’re comfortable with. 

Applause® Honeycomb Shades covering three floor to ceiling black window trim windows. A boy is chasing a dog in front of the window.
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

For instance, a light filtering look allows the grids to show through, while levels of privacy, light control and UV protection are still intact.

designer custom roller shades in mid century modern living room El Dorado Hills, CA
Designer Screen Roller Shades

The windows seen above and below are the same, but treated with different window covering products. Below, the room showcases room darkening fabrics instead of light filtering. This is great for increased privacy, light control and energy efficiency, but the grids remain hidden until the shades are in a raised position. 

room darkening window shades in neutral fabric on windows with black trim
Designer Roller Shades

For your convenience, we offer the dual shades feature. This option comes with the ability to close out the light when you want darkness OR enjoy filtered light with a sheer roller shade. We call this the best of both worlds. This is a great compromise when you love the look of the grids, but also need room darkening at times. 

Designer Roller Shades with Duolite® over windows in a living room with a gray neutral color scheme
Designer Roller Shades with Duolite®

Black Trim Windows in Specialty Shapes

Adding character makes a house a home. Specialty shaped windows with black trim can really elevate your custom look. Window grids can also be found in arches. Some clients choose to leave the top of the window bare so the light can come through. Look at how the layered look of drapery + roman shades styles this window to perfection, the exposed window grid intensifies the look. 

dining room with arched window fabric roman shades with olive green drapery Lincoln, CA
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with Drapery

Or, leave the arch completely bare, creating visual art at the window and also allowing light across the ceiling.

dual shade window treatments for arched windows in Rocklin, CA
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

There are so many possibilities. Here, the specialty window is covered with a contrasting color allowing the black trim windows to make a statement.

rounded arched window with cellular honeycomb shade
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

In the case of transom windows, leaving them bare or covering them up will depend on how much sun your home receives.

modern executive office floor to ceiling window shades in soft gray color
Alustra® Architectural Shades

The look below shows the thick black window trim between each window. Even the angled windows at the side have custom shades mounted inside the trim. 

window treatments for sliding glass doors and hard to reach windows in Roseville, CA
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you like contrast, choose a statement making colorful shade, or even a neutral against the dark window trim.

Large foyer entryway inspo in roseville cal home
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Be a Show Off 

Why not use the black window trim to your style advantage? Similar to the grids, you can reveal the trim and incorporate it into your design whether the shades are open or closed. Be sure to evaluate the depth of your windows and how the treatments need to be installed. Roman shades always look incredible and can be designed to show off your black trim. 

romans shown on black trim windows in roseville
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Romans can also be measured and installed to cover all the black trim elements when they’re closed. It’s your choice. 

top down bottom up feature on patio door windows in dining room
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

A truly custom look is created with these Woven Textures roller shades. They are positioned to showcase the black window trim between the windows, resulting in a built-in look. 

woven texture on corner windows in roseville home
Alustra® Woven Textures®

Roller shades work perfectly in this design. Their sleek, low profile style fits the space exactly the way you want it to.  

Narrow dining room lined with windows
Alustra® Woven Textures®

The Big Decision: Contrast or Blend? 

With this big decision, you can’t go wrong. Whether you choose to blend the window coverings with the black trim or you prefer to create contrast for a more detailed look- your black trim windows will still look incredible. These two rooms show off both style preferences. One in white Designer Banded shades and the other charcoal gray. 

banded screen shades on black window trim windows in Roseville, CA condo
Designer Banded Shades


Banded roller shades on floor to ceiling windows in Rocklin CA
Designer Banded Shades

Trust the Experts

Now that you have the black trim windows you’ve always wanted, trust the experts in helping you cover them with window coverings. We can not only help you with style and color, but also function. Our specials can visit your home, provide you with a FREE design consultation and show you some of our most popular offerings for black trim windows. We love the design aspect of our job, give us a chance to wow you!