Colors impact the way you feel, your moods, and your behavior. Symbolic meanings are associated with different colors that evoke certain reactions. Red is for love, excitement and passion, while pink is earthy, reserved, and soft. Purple is glamorous, noble and mysterious and the color blue signifies hope, reason, peace and wisdom. The neutral colors of white represent truth and indifference, while black is symbolic of noble, cold and mysterious feelings.
When choosing colors for your window blinds, you should decide what the room should have as a feeling and the ambiance you want to create. You can choose earthy tones, neutral tones or something quite bright and beautiful.
Consider the Following Factors Before Purchasing Window Blinds
You can coordinate your window coverings with your wall color. Getting your blinds in a color to match your wall color is a safe decision, but it makes a little more of a statement. Tone-on-tone looks are a major trend right now, and it’s an easy way to embrace them. You can also choose a lighter shade than your wall color for a cohesive look that doesn’t feel too heavy.
Window Trim or Molding
Match the color of your blinds to the window trim or molding color in the room. This always works out well, no matter what your decor is, and it allows the window coverings to blend in with the room, so your other decor takes center stage. Most of the time, window trim is painted in white or off-white, and matching your blinds guarantees the color won’t clash with any other items in the room.
Flooring and Other Features
Do you have beautiful wood flooring or cabinets and bookshelves that are stained in a lovely color? If so, you can choose blinds in the same shades, so they are perfectly cohesive with the rest of the wooden objects in your home. Natural wood tones throughout a room are quite stunning. Choosing faux wood blinds allows you to stain them to perfectly match your other wood elements.
Consider the size of your room for window blinds. If the room is pretty small, choose a light color for your blinds to make your spaces feel bigger, more open and brighter. Dark-colored blinds in a small room make it feel even smaller. However, in a large room, you can feel free to choose the color based on other elements.
It helps to choose your blind materials before choosing a color. Wood blinds can be stained in any color to match the earthy tones of natural wood, such as mahogany, oak, white oak, maple or many more. If you choose to go with aluminum blinds, you have choices of neutral colors, bold colors, and black to many light-colored blinds. You can choose textured blinds in sandy colors for faux wood blinds made of PVC.
How much light do you want in your rooms? For bedrooms, homeowners often choose darker blinds or blackout blinds to darken the bedroom and promote peaceful sleep. Darker colors in window treatments also have better protection from the sun’s UV rays. If you want to have a lightness in your room, choose softer tones or lighter colors.
Choosing Based on The Design of Your Space
Earthy and Natural
Add blinds in a natural and earthy color to add a welcoming and warm feeling to any room in your home. Any earth tone color will work well and match it to other elements that you may have in the room such as flooring, wooden decor or shelving.
Achieve the ultra-modern style with tone-on-tone blinds, which is quite popular. Choosing a dark color or black will work well with modern and contemporary design styles to add a bit of mystery to your spaces.
Artsy and Eclectic
These styles have several different styles all in one room that fit together with rich textures. You can go one of two ways here. Choose dark-colored window blinds to complement your eclectic spaces, or choose lighter colors to add brightness and let your styles in the room be the center of attention.
Retro and Mid-Century
For spaces that are a bit retro and fun or sophisticated and Scandinavian, consider adding bold colors of blinds to your space. You can choose any style of blind you wish in a bold color palette, perhaps in green, orange or red to really stand out as a statement piece with a bright pop of color.
Maybe your style and decor is more traditional, or you are looking for new blinds for a formal living room or dining room. If so, you can’t go wrong with a dark and rich stain color on your blinds.
Choosing the Perfect Colors to Complement Your Style
The color of your blinds should complement your style and also work with the color palette already in the room.
Assessing Your Room’s Color Palette
Take a step back and observe all the colors in the room. Not only the obvious colors on larger items like furniture and rugs, but every color in every item, including artwork and pictures on the walls. You can choose any color for your blinds, even if it isn’t a recurring color throughout the room. Maybe you have some light blue table lamps. In this case, light blue blinds will tie the room in together and balance it.
Making a Bold Statement with Accent Colors
Consider choosing a bold and bright color for your blinds in a room that is basically neutral colors. This will act as a focal point in the room and give it a lot of character, so it stands out.
Discovering Hidden Color Themes
You can decorate with unusual color pairings for a high impact in any room. Choose a color in the same tonal spectrum as the main color in the room to add some unexpected combinations that shine. Consider rich colors such as green, yellow, and reds instead of pale colors. You can also use a color wheel to get ideas of how two bright colors will play together to add a large amount of pizzazz to a room.
Choosing Colored Blinds for Different Seasons
Spring is a time of rebirth for flowers, trees, and plants of all types. To celebrate spring in your blinds, consider using floral colors in a fabric blind for a huge impact on your windows. Summer colors include hues of blue and green, while you can incorporate the fall cornucopia of colors with oranges and yellows. In winter, change your color palette to reds and greens that are reminiscent of the Christmas holidays.
Modern window blinds give you a huge number of options in materials, styles and colors from which to choose. Color can transform your space into one that is both stylishly designed and doesn’t compromise functionality or longevity at the same time. If you follow all these tips and tricks, you will be well on your way to designing an outstanding living space, bedroom, office or sunroom.
At Window Works Studio, our professional team is here to help you achieve all of your goals through colored blinds. Contact us today for a FREE in-home consultation to see what we can create especially for you!