Choosing a New Set of Blinds is Exciting & Fun! In this article, we'll guide…
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:
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.
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.
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.
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