Choosing the right decor for your home can involve a multitude of things. What style shall I go for; traditional or modern? What furniture needs to compliment the style? What colour blinds should I choose? These are all valid considerations when it comes to home decor.
However, one thing we do know is how to match the right coloured blind with your room. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 5 things to consider when choosing your blind colour.
1. The right colour blind to match the walls
It is important to ensure that any blind you choose goes with the interior of your room. The colour of your walls may dictate which type of coloured blind you opt for. This may depend on the style you have chosen for the room, too. Have you gone for a Scandinavian minimalist look, or more of a 1920’s art deco vibe with deep greens and vibrant pinks? If you’ve gone for the former - and your walls are plain - then something neutral, be it white, cream, grey or wood effect, would work really well here - particularly in a wooden venetian.
If you have decided to go for a more colourful decor, then a coloured roller blind may add even more depth to the room, or even better, an animal or floral print. These work extremely well if you have painted your walls in a deep colour such as blue or green as they can provide a feature to the room and a real talking point for guests.
2. Do my blinds need to match the window frame
Most homes utilise the benefits of uPVC windows which has historically means white window frames. However, we have seen a big shift in recent years of people looking to change the frame of their windows from white to a dark grey - which is typical in renovated older properties with newly rendered exterior walls. But what does this mean when it comes to choosing a certain colour of blind? With the majority of frames being white, it means you are pretty much safe in choosing any colour of blind. Due to the neutrality of white, opting for a bold, block colour or a patterned blind means they work together in harmony.
If you do have a different coloured frame, such as wooden (dark, light or medium) or grey uPVC then there needs to be a slight bit more consideration here. For example, dark grey frames work really well with white or cream venetians to give you that contemporary look. Additionally, if you have traditional frames in a medium or dark brown wood colour, then staying away from colours such as red would be advisable.
3. Making the most of light with the right colour blind
Certain rooms required certain light exposure. For example, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens (pretty much all rooms downstairs) require a good amount of light to make them feel more spacious and welcoming. Bedrooms have a different type of requirement as the main reason is to stop light exposure - particularly at bedtime. Therefore, when it comes to rooms where you want more light, we’d suggest opting for a lighter coloured blind.
For living rooms, you may want to consider white or cream rollers or wooden venetians depending on what windows you have. Maybe a lighter coloured vertical will work best in a kitchen for those with larger window areas. You’ll need to consider the usability of things like patio / bi-fold doors to kitchen areas but on the whole, choosing a lighter coloured blind is the best bet here.
So when it comes to bedroom blinds, you can be a bit more adventurous with your blind colour. Darker shades such as purple, black, blue etc. will be perfectly fine to match the decor of your room as it will have the added benefit of blocking more light as opposed to a lighter version.
4. Make a statement with your blind colour
Again, as we discussed above, your house interior may have a certain style to it, meaning your blind colour should be chosen wisely. If you’re wanting your blind to be the main focus of the room, this is easily achievable. You could use your blind to implement ‘the rule of three’ that is often seen as the best way to match colours together by interior designers. This could match your sofa, rug, or cushions. A simple block colour can work with most blinds. Whether you want a roller, vertical venetian or pleated, these types of blinds come in a variety of block colours that can complement the rest of your furnishings.
Alternatively, if you want your blind to be the main focus of the room then there’s many options to choose from. Opting for a roller blind means you can add character and personality to the room through your blind. Choosing from stripes, animal or floral prints means that you can lift a plain room into an interesting one. Not only do pattern blinds work in neutral rooms, they can also add to vibrant colours that already exist in the room. We’ve seen lots of people opting for a theme style approach which would incorporate floral wallpaper matched with blinds with a similar print, or similarly that of animal blinds to match cushions of the same theme. Making a statement with a blind has never been easier!
5. Should I mix or match?
If you’re a stickler for clean lines and uniformity, selecting the same blind for every room is probably one for you - particularly for the front of your property. Wooden Venetians and Shutters are becoming increasingly popular for this look. White’s, grey’s and other neutrals are often utilised for this style and adding decorative tapes can add even more structure to your matching window decoration.
In contrast, mixing up the style of your window dressing can work too. If you want a sense of individuality to each room, then there’s no reason why choosing different colours won’t work here. One thing to note, however, is to ensure that any colour you do want to mix work well together. Remember that whilst each room may be individually decorated, if viewing the property from the curb it needs a certain level of consideration when it comes to mixing colours.
So there you have it, there’s definitely lots to consider when choosing the right coloured blinds. Luckily, no matter what colour you want to try out, you’ll find there’s an option for most styles.