Choosing the Right Window Treatment Color for Your Space

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Choosing the right window treatment color for your home may seem quick and easy, but it's crucial to consider the function of a space and the effect that color has on you before deciding on your window treatment. Refreshing your home with new window treatments is a great way to breathe new life into your home— color plays one of the largest roles in doing so!

The Purpose and Function of Your Space

First, consider your space. What room are you updating with new window coverings, and how does it need to function for you? If you're updating your bedroom, neutral or dark cellular shades are more conducive to a restful night's sleep. Patio or sunrooms are meant to be filled with light; Brighter hues with light diffusing sheer or vertical shades will allow gorgeous sunlight to fill the room.

Your home office functions best when you're focused and calm. Blue drapery paired with roller shades would set the soothing tone while the functionality of roller shades would allow you to let in the right amount of light for your studies.

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Psychology of Color

As we discussed in our Psychology of Color blog, different colors can influence your mood or express your personality. So before choosing a window treatment color, consider how you want the space to make you feel and what you want to convey.

It's important to go with your instinct. If you know that you work better with lots of light, choose a window treatment color that reflects nicely from your office windows. If you know you sleep better with no light leakage, then a dark window treatment is the right option. Begin with the function and purpose of your space, then discover what colors make sense for you.

Choosing Your Window Treatment Color

So what window treatments and colors are right for you? White wooden blinds or white faux wood blinds are an excellent choice for kitchens and living rooms. Shades of white and other neutrals are ideal for brightening up rooms, and pairing them with wood and faux wood blinds will allow perfect lighting and gorgeous blinds that are great for high-traffic areas such as kitchens and living rooms.

Duette® Cellular Shades help insulate your home and keep the heat out, making them a good choice for rooms with a ton of sun where you'd prefer a darker, cooler feel. Pair Duette® and the Duolite® feature with a darker hue like blacks, grays, and browns for the bedroom or TV rooms.

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Gray or white Roman Shades like Vignette® or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds are excellent for large windows or tall ceilings. While on opposite ends of the luxury vs. minimalist scale, they each offer unique opportunities to showcase a stunning view and perfect lighting. Try bolder colors like pinks and yellows in rooms where you may want to show some personality or creativity. While bolder colors may feel high energy, balance that effect with minimalist roller shades like Designer Roller Shades or Designer Banded Shades.

We have an extensive collection of custom window treatments and window treatment colors to choose from. Join us in your personal consultation to find the right fit for your home or business!

Find the Right Window Treatment Color with JC Licht

Our design team is eager to help you with your interior design projects, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments and window treatment colors, hardware, and much more. Book your in-home consultation today!

No matter the project, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred Hunter Douglas window treatments provider for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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