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Should Blinds Match Wall Colour? Our top design tips!

Wondering if your blinds should match your wall colour during redecoration or renovation? We understand the importance of getting it right. Explore our top tips to help you make the perfect decision before your investment.

Should blinds match wall colour?

The short answer is no – there’s no strict requirement for your blinds to match your wall colour. Yet, a few considerations might be worth pondering before reaching a final decision.

What’s your personal style?

Are you inclined towards contemporary, modern, traditional, or classic aesthetics? Your personal style significantly influences the colour and design of the blinds you select. Take a moment to explore your preferred style online or in magazines to ensure you have a clear vision of the look and design you desire.

Considering whether blinds should match your wall colour? Explore some options to kickstart your decision-making process.

Option 1. Match to Your Window Trim or Moulding

This straightforward choice beautifully complements a classic design style. Blinds that align with window trim or moulding create a subtle backdrop, letting your room’s focal point shine as you see fit. This timeless look is enduring, making it a perfect fit for your preferences.

Tip: White isn’t just white… All colours have a cooler or warmer undertone to them. Getting fabric samples of the colour you’ve chosen and holding them up to your walls (in different lighting of course) is the best way to see if you’ve got a match. Read our blog for more tips on choosing blinds to complement white walls here:

Green Deutte Shade Blinds in a cozy and contemporary living space with pink sofas. Installed by Complete Blinds.

Modern and contemporary living room featuring white brick walls with matching Roller Blinds from Luxaflex.

Option 2. Match Your Wall Colour

An alternative approach is to coordinate your blinds with your wall colour. If you have captivating, moody walls, aligning your window blinds can achieve a seamless appearance. Alternatively, stick to the same colour but opt for a shade a few tones lighter to alleviate the visual weight of the blind.

Tip: if you know the specific name of your wall colour, this will really help in selecting your blind fabric.

Option 3. Match to Flooring or Other Fixtures

Imagine this: after renovating your kitchen and living room, where the cabinets and flooring look stunning, you can seamlessly unite the room by extending the colors of these permanent fixtures to your blinds.

Alternatively, match your blinds to other accessories in your home such as cushions, books, accent chairs and rugs. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, rather than matching the colours exactly, consider selecting a different tone or shade in the same colour family. Take a look at our round up of these experts’ top tips for selecting blinds for your home.

Luxaflex Wood Blinds in a greyish blue themed living space with green plants as accents.

Organic earth-toned aesthetic bedroom featuring large window covered with Luxaflex Shutters with Curtains. Available at Complete Blinds showroom.

Option 4. Match to Existing Blinds

Although it’s not imperative for all blinds in the house to match, achieving a more cohesive look is possible by ensuring they match, especially when viewed from the outside. If your home’s facade is symmetrical, using matching blinds on all front-facing windows could be a thoughtful consideration.

Option 5. Choose a Contrasting Colour

For anyone looking for a modern design, a pop of colour in your window blinds could be exactly what a neutral room needs to bring it all together. Selecting a bold colour is sure to bring a modern feel to any space.

If you’re going for a classic style, keeping things monochromatic could be the way to go. A beautiful dark shutter in an all-white or neutral space can create high contrast, which is exactly what a classic room often needs.

Read our blog on creating a modern design feel with pops of colour here.

Children's bed room featuring vibrant green blinds, installed by Complete Blinds.

Luxaflex Orange Duette Shades in a modern and contemporary living room.

Option 6. Consider the Fabric of Your Blinds

The fabric of your blind will make a big difference to the overall design and feel of a room. Depending on the type of fabric you select for your blinds, you may want to mix and match colours.

Timber and Natural Fibre Blinds

If you’re considering natural fibre and timber blinds, there’s no need to consider whether they match your wall colour as these neutral tones work with any colour combinations. As a rule of thumb though, select a warm tone for your walls when working with natural fibre and timber blinds. Read our blog about selecting plantation shutters which are right for your design and space here.

Should blinds match wall colour?

Hopefully our tips have helped you decide whether or not your blinds need to match your wall colour. You can also find more information on our blinds page.  If you’re still unsure about what is going to work the very best for your home, give us a call or come by and visit.

We’d love to chat.

Kelista Puddle

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