At Kloeber, we understand that choosing the right colour for your new doors and windows can be quite a tough challenge. There are so many to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start, so we’ll start with this…

What does RAL mean?

RAL is the most popular central European colour matching system or standard which defines the colours used for varnish, powder coating and plastics. There are over 1,600 colours in the RAL colour system and each of our doors and windows is available in a range of different RAL colour options.

What RAL colour should I choose?

The RAL colour you choose for your new Kloeber doors and windows really depends on a few factors; the style, design, and general look and feel of your property, what colours you like and dislike, and which of our doors and windows you pick.

Let’s take a look at our doors and windows individually…

What RAL colour should you choose for your front/entrance doors

Our standard front/entrance doors

If you choose one of our Euro FunkyFront doors in either timber or aluminium you’ll be able to choose from two stain options (timber only), either light oak or dark walnut or one of the following four RAL colours; Jet Black RAL 9005, Traffic White RAL 9016, Silver Grey RAL 7001 and the ever popular Anthracite Grey RAL 7016 – all of which suit contemporary homes extremely well.

That doesn’t mean you have to rule out this style of door, or these stains or four RAL colours, if your self-build, home renovation or improvement is more traditional, as these doors, stains and colours can still add a modern but classic touch.

Our bespoke front/entrance doors

If you choose from one of our more bespoke doors; from the original FunkyFront in timber or aluminium to the KlassicFront or RetroFront in timber, you do have a wider range of RAL colours to choose from.

If you like bright colours and your project is of a more contemporary style, why not pick one of our brighter RAL colours such as Traffic Orange RAL 2009 or Ruby Red RAL 3003 – similar to this customer and their timber FunkyFront door.

A more classic brick home? This style tends to suit a variety of colours and your front door can either subtly stand out from your other traditional white glazing by choosing a pastel RAL colour such as Pastel Blue RAL 5024, Pale Green RAL 6021 or even Pastel Violet RAL 4009 – similar to this customer with their timber KlassicFront door.

OR, you can stand out from the crowd by contrasting your brick walls with a pop of colour, like this customer and their bright blue timber KlassicFront.

Of course, a wood stain also works well for either a modern or classic project, and with our bespoke front/entrance doors, there are a few more to choose from too.

Darker stains such as mahogany, dark oak or walnut add a wonderful contrast to a home where a mixture of materials are used – like with this customer where their exterior walls are painted white and they have chrome exterior lighting.

Lighter stains, such as light oak, golden oak or pale oak, can be very in keeping with the classic style of a traditional brick design, as with this customer’s home.

What colour should I choose for my bifold, sliding or French doors?

Our standard bifold doors

As with our Euro FunkyFront entrance doors, we have a Euro range of bifold doors, available in both timber and aluminium, and if you choose our timber EuroFold bifold doors, you’ll be able to pick from the same four RAL colours as with our Euro FunkyFront doors – RAL 9005 Jet Black, RAL 9016 Traffic White, RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey or RAL 7001 Silver Grey. If you pick our aluminium EuroFold’s you’ll be able to pick from; RAL 9005 Jet Black, RAL 9010 Pure White, and RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey.

All of these colour options are a great choice for both traditional and contemporary self-build, home renovations and improvement projects, with the white options matching perfectly with existing white glazing – as with this customer’s home – and the blacks and grey’s adding a modern touch or matching with a contemporary feel – as with this barn conversion.

We also have another option with our aluminium bifold doors, our K-Fold bifolds. These are our most affordable bifold door option due to their maximum panel width and height, but you could argue that they are more bespoke than our EuroFold range, as you can actually choose from 39 different RAL colours. We also offer two standard colours if you’d prefer to not have too much choice; RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey and RAL 9005 Jet Black.

Our bespoke bifold, sliding and French doors

Your colour options are (almost) endless with our more bespoke bifold doors, and our bespoke sliding and French doors, and when you choose either our timber French or bifold doors, you can also choose from a wide range of wood stains.

Again, the colour you choose is likely to be dependent on the look and style of your project. Coloured timber stains like this green oak is a great way of adding a subtle touch of colour and we love how this customer has chosen to mix and match between traditional and contemporary, by choosing coloured bifold doors. However, you can also see how a more classic look could have been achieved if they’d chosen white to match their other glazing.

A dark grey (RAL 7026 Granite grey), black (RAL 9011 Graphite black) or blue grey (RAL 7031) is ideal for bringing contrasting materials together in a property – just like with this customers aluminium KustomFold bifolds.

It’s also great for adding a modern twist to a traditional home, as with this customers aluminium KustomSlide Plus sliding doors.

An added bonus with our bespoke sliding and French doors is they’re also available in alu-clad – a timber interior with an aluminium exterior – meaning you can add warmth to the inside of your home that only wood brings, whilst picking from a wide range of RAL colours to match the outside of your property – as with this customer’s alu-clad French doors.

Need some more help choosing the right colour for your bifold, sliding or French doors? Check out our French door and bifold door design inspiration blogs.

We also have a complete guide to choosing the right bifold door colour!

What colour should I choose for my windows?

All of our windows are available in any RAL colour of your choice and the colour you pick may be dependent on the other glazing you already have or have chosen.

As with our doors, a darker RAL colour such as a black or grey can make a classic home more contemporary, and matching the colour of your windows to your doors creates even more of a modern feel – as with this customer’s home.

Mixing and matching the colour of your windows with the colour of your doors – or even mixing and matching the colour of your windows as with this customer’s – can add a modern twist to a traditional home, so if you still want to keep a more classic feel, this might be the option for you.

Looking for something completely traditional? A light RAL colour such as a cream (RAL 9001) or oyster white (RAL 1013) adds a very classic touch which suits a historic property beautifully, like this customer’s cottage.

A white – signal white (RAL 9003), pure white (RAL 9010 or traffic white (RAL 9016) – suits a more conventional property well – like this customers.

Need a bit more inspiration before choosing the colour for your windows? Check out our window design ideas blog post.

Can I pick two colours for my doors and windows?

As mentioned above, our alu-clad windows and doors including; our flush casement, tilt and turn and fixed glazing windows, and our sliding and French doors allow you to have a dual colour option – a wooden stain inside and a powder-coated finish on the outside (in any RAL colour).

With our bespoke windows and doors, you can also upgrade to a dual colour option, so yes, you can pick two colours when choosing Kloeber windows and doors!

Need some more advice about your colour options? Why not contact our team – they’ll be more than happy to talk to you about your self-build, home renovation or improvement project and what RAL colour may best suit your needs.