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Should blinds match wall colour? If you’re redecorating or renovating, this is something you will have to decide. We completely understand that you want to get it absolutely right before you jump into an investment, so here are our top tips to help you make a decision.
Should blinds match wall colour?
The short answer is no – your blinds don’t necessarily need to match your wall colour. However, there are a couple of things you may want to think about before you make your final decision.
What’s your personal style?
Do you prefer contemporary, modern, traditional or classic styling? Knowing your personal style will impact on the colour and style of blinds you choose. Take some time to research your style online or in magazines, to make sure you know exactly what look and design you’re going for.
Should blinds match wall colour? Here are some options to help you get started.
Option 1. Match to Your Window Trim or Moulding
This is a really simple option and helps complement a classic design style. Blinds that match window trim and/or moulding cause the windows to fade into the background, allowing the focal point of your room to be whatever design feature you decide. This look won’t be going out of style any time soon so it could be just what you are looking for.
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:
Option 2. Match Your Wall Colour
Another option is to match your blinds to your wall colour. You might have wonderful moody walls. In this case, matching your window blinds will help create a seamless look. Alternatively, maintain the same colour but select a tone which is a few shades lighter to reduce the ‘heaviness’ 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
Picture this: you’ve just had your kitchen and living room renovated and your cabinets and flooring look amazing. One way to tie the room together is by carrying the colours of the permanent fixtures through 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.
Option 4. Match to Existing Blinds
While it is not imperative that all blinds in the house match, if you are looking for a more uniform effect, you may want to think about ensuring your blinds match, particularly when seen from the outside. If your home’s façade is symmetrical, you may want to consider using matching blinds on all front facing windows.
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.
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.