Choosing the right type of window treatments isn’t purely about choosing between blinds and curtains. In addition, you also want to choose the right colours so that they fit in with your current décor, and don’t turn heads for all the wrong reasons! The style of blind – and the colour – will impact how the entire room looks and feels, so it’s not a decision that you should take lightly. In this article, we’ll provide some tips that will help you choose the best colour for your blinds.
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1. White Will Help to Increase the Light
If your room doesn’t get a lot of access to natural light, it’s advised to choose white or cream for your blinds. These colours are much softer and will provide a lighter look to your room. White and cream are good options for living rooms and kitchens that require a lot of light, but if you’re the type of person who gets up early in the morning, you could consider them for your bedroom as well. Plus, white is sophisticated and can add a Grecian air to any room.
2. Play with Colour if Your Décor is Modern
If your home’s décor is contemporary and modern, don’t be afraid to play around with colour. Some interior designers recommend matching your blinds with your furniture. Bright red blinds go really well with red furniture if the rest of the room is plain and light, for example. It can also be fun to choose different coloured blinds if you have more than one window in the room. It’s best not to add more than three colours to one room, however, unless you want it to look messy and cluttered.
3. Match Your Décor Style
If you take a look at a blinds shop like Hillarys, you’ll see that there are lots of different options when it comes to blinds. If you want a clinical office look, you can opt for aluminium. If Parisian chic is more your thing, opt for wooden Venetian. If you’re decorating a playroom, a bold fabric may look great. Unless your blinds are going to be the focal point of the room, you don’t want to make them too obscure. Find a model, and a colour, that fits in with your current décor for the ultimate in design.
4. If In Doubt, Opt for Neutrals
While you can look at a colour wheel to determine which colour blinds are best for your room, sometimes it can be hard to know what will work best. While an interior designer could help, an easier (and cheaper!) option is to opt for neutrals. Colours like tan, ivory, off-white, beige and taupe, are designed to fit in with pretty much any décor. Whether it’s laid back and calm or colourful and funky, neutrals will work. They also won’t draw attention from other, more important, areas of the room.
If you’re about to buy new blinds for your home, keep the above tips in mind.