For many homeowners, deciding on a focal color choice first is the ideal starting point for several other design decisions in a given room. While basic, neutral tones like white and gray are certainly useful options, there are others that also work as possible bases for different furnishings. When choosing a window treatment, look for a functional and attractive piece that also lets the right amount of light in for an atmosphere that fits the colors on display.
There's such a wide array of color options out there that listing them all would take forever. Instead, here are a few possible "base colors" to help begin a redesign, and some window-based ideas for lighting each of them:
When choosing a window treatment, look for a functional and attractive piece that also lets the right amount of light in for a pleasing atmosphere.
- Dark Blue: As the Los Angeles Times writes, "nautical navy blue has returned in a huge way." From chairs to denim furnishings, this shade seems to be growing more popular, as designers embrace the way a subdued blue tone could enhance a particular space. Custom window treatments could contrast this kind of deep coloring by controlling how natural light filters into the room. The size of the room and number of windows present could impact how distinctive a certain treatment turns out to be.
- Green: The cool, natural aspects of green make it a good choice for intimate spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms. In these areas, blinds could help create a relaxed, safe mood, with residents feeling comfortable as they are surrounded by reassuring colors. Mixing in some lighter colors, like white, could give homeowners more of a chance to alter the main light source and play with different shade settings. A photo for a Houzz article about green shows a room with white walls, a light green ceiling and a pair of full-length blinds in the window.
- Purple: This color offers broad possibilities which could be broken down into several different variations, light or dark. In dark purple rooms, homeowners might use minimal window coverings to enhance the amount of light coming through each one, while lighter-colored rooms might be better served by a dark set of blinds that makes for a nice match to these surroundings. Heavy slats in particular, in hardwood or hybrid material, could make a definite impression on anyone entering a room.
- Red: Too much red will easily make a room feel like a giant Christmas display. Pacing it out in smaller pieces, however, could keep things from getting overwhelming. Red makes a great color for chairs, rugs and even chandeliers, as well as ornaments and smaller items to be placed on a mantle. Since it can be such a striking color, the best approach for using red in your space could be plain full-length drapery panels that are drawn back to keep a sense of balance in the room and frame the largest windows.
- Yellow: Yellow can be dry and plain or bright and perky, and can go well as an accent to other colors, like blue or green. The top treatments incorporated with window drapery panels in a predominately yellow room could have a pattern that interweaves this shade into something either complex or simple and light. If there is a lot of white mixed in with yellow, then letting light in from the windows in particular intervals could give the entirety of the room a strong glow.
For advice on decorating a space and picking custom window treatments that match the prominent color in a room, no matter what it is, contact Metropolitan Window Fashions today. We will help you find the right option during a free at-home consultation with one of our design experts.