Colors of the shades used at home that affects the look of your home
The colours of the furnishings, walls, floors, and window treatments in your home not only set the tone for a room – they say a lot about your personality and have a direct effect on your mood as well as that of your family, friends, and visitors. Bare windows can be considered creative canvases for bringing beauty into a room and supporting or enhancing a room’s colour scheme.
Control the Light in a Room with Shades
Before you choose a color for your window shades, first determine if you’d like to let light in or keep light out. Lighter shades visually open up a room and encourage light to filter in; darker shades – especially blackout shades – create a darker, cosier, more intimate atmosphere.
How Colour Choices in a Room Affect Its Look or Mood
The type and colour of window shades have a surprising impact on a room. Colour choices for each room in your home have a lot to do with how the room will be perceived by the people in it. Are you striving for an elegant, chic, dramatic, subdued, or quiet mood or tone? Once you choose a look and tone, the addition of colour will begin to define it.
Neutral Shades Won’t Compete with a Room’s Decor
No matter if a room’s decor is bold and vibrant, dark and cozy, or monochromatic and soothing, choosing window shades in natural, neutral, pastel, or subdued hues prevent “colour battles” from occurring between a room’s window treatments and existing furnishings, accessories, and floors.
Continuing the Theme of a Room’s Decor with Colour
Continue the existing tone of your room’s decor – whether bold, dramatic, or subtle – by matching your window shades with the colours already in the room. In a predominantly red room, maintain the colour scheme by selecting the same shade of red for your new shades, or go with a lighter or darker hue to provide contrast.
Draw Attention to One or More Windows by Making a Statement with Colour
A large window, a window with a unique shape, or a window that showcases a spectacular view may need to take center stage in a room. Create a statement by using vivid, contrasting colours to focus attention on that particular window. Colours that contrast with other furnishings in a room create focal points that can’t be ignored. For example, if the room’s decor is predominantly lime green, choose a contrasting color – such as purple, orange, or red – for that window’s shade to highlight it and draw the eye in its direction.