So you’ve made the (very) wise decision to fit blinds for your windows. However, the one thing you’re struggling with is what is the best colour of blind to match your walls?
To help make your mind up for you, here’s three useful tips for you to consider.
Think of the practicalities first
Perhaps the best consideration in choosing the best colour of blind to match your walls is what type of blinds are you looking for?
It’s important to consider this first, as this could have the most impact on your choice. For example, if your main criteria is for privacy, you should only choose blinds with that functionality – which may limit your choice.
It’s pointless getting carried away thinking about colours, patterns and fabrics until you’ve decided what purpose your blinds will serve.
Complement or contrast?
Next, consider whether you want to draw attention to your windows, or would you rather your windows blend into the background? Bolder, brighter colours of blinds will obviously catch the eye, whilst plain, formal or plain blinds will complement your windows and walls.
Also consider the trim of any blind – as contrasting colours and trim also stand out and draw attention to windows.
White blinds are always a safe colour, and are available in many shades without being too bold to distract whilst maintaining an individuality.
Soft accents are somewhere between, as are pastel colours, and in some cases can add a subtle character and contrast without being too bold.
Bold colours are ideal if you want to make a statement, or even bring warmth to a room, but be aware that sometimes they can make a room appear smaller as everyone’s eyes are drawn to the distinctive colours.
Wood and faux wood
Wood is an interesting choice as it can add style and individuality, and is best complemented with existing wooden floors or wooden furniture. Take care not just on wood type (or effect) but also the colour and any veneers or varnishes to avoid clashes.
Think about the future
Blinds are relatively inexpensive, so in terms of future home improvements it’s totally possible to give your living room a makeover just by installing a new set of blinds. Therefore, when it comes time to choose expensive items – such as furniture – or think about decorating the walls, better to choose what takes your fancy and then (if needs be) buy new blinds to match. Otherwise, it’s going to be an expensive (and avoidable) exercise to buy a sofa just to match the blinds.
Conclusion : now you should know the best colour of blind to match your walls
Hopefully, our tips will have given you some food for thought when it comes to choosing blind colours to match your walls.
Start off by knowing your main criteria, which in turn determines the type of blinds you will be looking for. Then consider to what degree you’d like to complement or contrast. Finally, think about future additions to the room, and if in doubt, match the blinds to match the existing components of the room.
- Posted by jthomas
- On November 3, 2017