Contemporary homes are more colourful than ever, and the bifold door is fast becoming an essential part of modern home design. Whether you’ve bought a new build property, or you’re renovating an older house, there’s a style and colour of bifold to suit any house on the market.
Many customers go for classic white bifolds: they match existing windows, and they’re relatively inexpensive. Equally, we think metallic grey shades look incredibly stylish with the wide expanse of glass. But for the more daring customer – or commercial properties where you can take risks – there are colourful bifolds for practically any setting.
If you want colourful bifold doors, the best bet is an aluminium frame. Bifolds can be made in any RAL colour. But what’s RAL?
In brief, RAL is a German colour system that was invented almost a century ago to standardise colour choices. It works in a similar way to Pantone colours in the printing industry, except RAL numbers are used purely in construction. Across the glazing industry, RAL has become the standard way to refer to colours in design, and you’ll notice that most bifolding door companies use RAL.
Across the board, RAL colours are offered in six different ranges: Classic, Design, Effect, F9, Digital and Colour Feeling. There are thousands of colours on offer – more than you’d want to review in one sitting! To make it easy for you, we provide more than 150 colour choices, from black and grey to neon green. (You can review them on your iPhone using the official iColour app.)
To help you choose complementary colours, we can also show you themed collections, such as our ‘Pop Art’ palette (yellow, red and mint green), ‘Heritage’ collection (granite, ivory and white’ or even the beach hut look (beige-red, distant blue and ‘rock pool’).
We can put the same colour on all surfaces, or choose a different colour inside and out, so your bifolds can look classic on the outside and contemporary from within. There is a cost premium for this, and some of the less common colours also cost more than the standard range. However, your doors will pay dividends over time, since they’re basically maintenance-free.
If you’re looking for a wood grained bifold door frame, you can have aluminium frames with a wood grain effect finish. This gives you a number of benefits over timber:
- Slimmer frames for a more modern appearance
- Bigger panes of glass, so a better view of the outdoors
- No twisting or warping
- No need to paint or varnish
- Coordination with your existing window frames
- Eco-friendly, recyclable materials
- Bifold doors that will last
Your Price Bifolds can offer modern bifolding door designs in natural oak, golden oak, mahogany or walnut wood grain colours. If metallic colours or neutrals don’t appeal to you, you really can’t go wrong with the natural beauty of wood tones.
Coloured bifolds aren’t for everyone, and we understand that you may need expert help to visualise the effect in your home. To talk through your colour options, call Your Price Bifolds covering Surrey, Kent and London today.