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Choosing a Blind Color for Your Home

Our team at the Blind & Shutter Gallery knows that home is important to you. It’s your comfort zone and safe space, so we believe that you should enjoy it as much as possible. When it’s time to select new window blinds, some window treatments are easier to work into a comprehensive interior design than others. There’s an endless number of options and choices that can be made, and this can be overwhelming. The right color and style window coverings can make a room look as though it’s straight from a magazine. But how do you choose the best color? We’ve put together a few tips to make the process easy.

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Get Matchy-Matchy

A failsafe way to choose a fitting blind color is to match the blinds to your trim. Many trims are a shade of white, and a neutral color that goes with any style. If your goal is to have your blinds blend in with the room rather than stand out, this is a classic look that will serve you well.

You can also take a bolder approach and match your blinds to your wall color. Tone-on-tone looks are very much in style and can make a room pop. If that’s too bold for your taste, try getting blinds a few shades lighter than the wall color for a cohesive feel that’s not visually overwhelming.

You can also match materials. Rooms with fantastic wooden features, such as hardwood floors or furniture, would pair well with Parkland® Wood Blinds. Coordinating your blinds to your furniture or floor is a fun way to incorporate more natural tones into the room. This method also works with fabrics. If you have an item with a material you love, such as a throw pillow or area rug, match your blinds to it to emphasize the color.

Compare and Contrast

Another easy and stylish way to choose a color is by going with contrasting shades. An all-white room can seem cold and uninviting. Hanging dark wood blinds will not only make the room more welcoming, but the contrasting colors will complement each other if they have a common base hue, finish, or texture. You can also layer window treatments and pair blinds with drapery in a contrasting color.

Room Size Matters

The size of your room should also be considered when selecting a color. A small room will feel even more confined with dark blinds. Light colored blinds are the better option in a small, and if you hang them closer to the ceiling it will seem taller. Finally, a large room will feel more cohesive and cozier with a darker shade of blinds.

Contact Blinds & Shutter Gallery

As a locally owned business, we are able to provide you with the personalized service you deserve. We offer in-home consultations and professional measuring and installation services. Take a look at our virtual portfolio and then call us at (727) 823-2929 to schedule an appointment with our design team. Our showroom is located in St. Petersburg, FL, and we are happy to serve the areas of St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater, FL.