Decorating a room can be exciting and stressful simultaneously. Once you’ve picked the wall color, flooring, and furniture you still must choose your blinds! What color should those be? Should they match the furniture? The wall art? Whether you’re a style risk-taker or prefer taking the safe route we have some tips to help you select the perfect color blinds for your home.
This method of choosing a window treatment color is a failsafe. If you do not want your windows being the focal point of a room, matching a treatment to trim guarantees your new blinds won’t clash with any existing decor. This is also a classic look that won’t soon be going out of style. If your trim or molding is white you should know no shade’s just “white”. Every shade of color on the spectrum can have warm or cool undertones. Therefore, having a professional help you match shades is so important.
Do you have gorgeous hardwood floors or a beautiful Berber? Coordinating your blinds with other finishes or colors is an excellent way to pull your room together. If you’re going with a fabric window treatment, such as Roman shades, you can pair the color with throw pillows or accent furniture for a real pop of color.
This is still a relatively safe way to go but will make a bit stronger statement. Tone-on-tone, or using different saturations of a similar color, is very much in style. You can also choose the same color a few shades lighter than your wall for a look that is cohesive but not too in your face. This is especially true if your walls are already a bright, statement tone.
This tip is for the risk-takers. In a room that is mostly white or another neutral tone, a bold color will make a strong statement. You don’t need to choose bright blues or greens to achieve this look. A blind or shutter with a dark stain in an otherwise neutral room will draw the eye to your windows but maintain a classic feel in the room. Choosing layers of contrasting drapery in a contrasting shade is another easy way to incorporate a bright color into a neutral room.
It’s no design secret that light colors open a room and darker shades have the opposite effect. The same applies to your windows. If your room, or windows, are on the smaller side a light-colored window treatment can make your space feel bigger and look brighter. For larger rooms or spaces with several windows, going for a dark shade on windows can add depth to your space and make it feel cozier.
If you’ve made your decision or still need some suggestions, schedule a consultation. We carry quality Hunter Douglas window blinds and have been proudly serving the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years. We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida and our service area also includes Tampa and Clearwater, FL.