How to Choose the Right Color Window Treatments
Interior design is all about cohesion and flow, and your window treatments must fit in with your home’s décor and color palette to achieve that. Regardless of what you have in mind, choosing the right colors for your shades, draperies, or other window coverings is integral to creating balance and harmony in your home. If you’re just starting your project, Galaxy Draperies is here to provide some design advice and tips on how to choose the right color window treatments and styles for your home.
Consider the Room’s Look and Feel
Start simple and think about the style of the room. Is it sleek and modern with cool neutral walls? Or is it a space with wood window frames, dark hardwood floors, and a cozy ambiance? Work from there and align your window treatment colors and covering styles with the room’s color scheme, flooring, and décor. Additionally, choose textures that align with the furniture, materials, and fixtures for a sense of completion in the space.
For example, the texture of tan or light brown woven bamboo or wood shades would complement an earth-toned living room featuring indoor plants and natural décor. Make sure that this look blends seamlessly from room to room—having a natural aesthetic next to a black-and-white kitchen will break the cohesion in your interior design.
Use Color Psychology
There is a psychological side to interior design, and color psychology is one facet you can use to control emotional influence and choose the right color window treatments. To implement color psychology, focus on how you want the room to feel—are you looking to create a sense of calm? Or do you want your space to feel exciting by creating vibrancy with complementary colors? Keep the following associations in mind:
Energy and passion. Bold reds, muted reds like terracotta, and even coral pair well with cream or eggshell shades. Be mindful of the room, though—red is an intense choice and may overwhelm spaces where you want to relax, such as the dining room or bedroom.
A calming and soothing color. Light blue and periwinkle are popular choices that bring a soft, tranquil feeling to a room; they also play well with white and darker blues.
From violet to lavender, purple tones exude luxury and creativity. Long navy draperies would pair well with deep purple bedroom walls for a moody aesthetic, or white aluminum blinds could create contrast in a purple bathroom (and withstand humidity).
Clean, elegant, and suitable for small rooms you want to feel larger. Sheer white shades that match the undertone of your walls would allow soft natural light to enter your home for an airy aesthetic.
Compelling and modern. Use in moderation or combine with white and a bold accent color to make a statement in your space. Shades of gray can also be used to create a sense of calm.
Match the Window Treatment Style to the Function of the Room
In addition to your color choices, you’ll need to choose your window treatment styles. Remember, you don’t need to have the same colors and styles throughout your home so long as you create a sense of unity. Base the treatment style decision on each room’s purpose, aesthetic, desired level of privacy, and the light and heat control required.
For example, a bedroom may call for opaque shades to provide privacy, but you can add sheer draperies in your living room to prioritize natural light. Galaxy Draperies offers customizable shades, shutters, draperies, and more in various opacities, widths, and lengths to match your interior design. You can also enhance these styles with top treatments like valances and cornices. We’ll help you find the perfect combination.
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