When To Choose Bold Colors For Window Treatments

If you are ready, we can help you get over your fear of colorful curtains and window shades.

Gold colored roller shades provide a pop of color in a modern dining room.

Roller Shades in Olive

Let's get over our fear of color.

Are you designing a room and everything is blending really well but now it seems like a docile space? When starting a project, we think about everything but the window treatments in the beginning. Flooring, wall color, backsplash, molding, furniture; it can all feel super overwhelming. Seeing so many projects come to life over the years it’s very obvious we are afraid of color and commitment in our homes. So, where do we start?


Color can absolutely make a nice space into a show stopper. Ever stand in front of 100 paint samples wondering which one should go on the walls and end up with gray or beige? Only to then crack open a magazine and see a beautiful room with a color you love but your room is now painted. Well not to worry, it is fixable.

Layering window treatments makes it even easier to add a pop of color.

Layering is an easy way to make a room feel unique to you. Once you have a simple palette to work with you can add big color to window treatments, lighting fixtures, pillows and blankets etc. Best part is, if you get tired of the color or pattern you chose, just change it. Window treatments can be the quickest way to give a room a face lift without having to evacuate a room while it’s being renovated.


Velvet Drapes in Purple

Add color through shades or drapery and your room goes from wow to WOW. Typically, the intention when redoing a room in your home is that it will stay that way for at least 5-10 years. If the other major things in the room (floor, paint or wallpaper color, furniture, etc.) are staying that long why shouldn’t your blinds and shades? But don’t let that stop you from branching out and adding a little color.

The safest places to add colorful blinds and shades

If adding color in a main room seems daunting, try a smaller space first. Most of the time people are a bit more daring when it comes to smaller spaces, or areas that people don’t hang out in for long periods of time. Foyers, laundry rooms, mud rooms, stairways all come to mind. If you have a window in these areas, it is a perfect opportunity to play with color without feeling like you made a huge commitment.

A kid's playroom features blue cellular shades.

Newburyport Blue cellular shades

Play rooms are also an awesome place to try out some color. If you aren’t sure if you would be okay with a bold blue or fun lively green window treatment, try them out where the kids play. Roller shades and cellular shades are available in bright and fun solid colors. Sometimes the color pop alone can make such a statement that no pattern or texture is even necessary. You can introduce big patterns and lots of colors without it seeming too much because these spaces actually call for this decor. Try prints with multi color polka dots, stripes or fun floral patterns to help give the space the character it deserves.

Add a pattern with a soft feel with roman shades

If your heart is set on texture or pattern, roman shades are the product for you. Roman shades offer a soft subtle element while really making a statement. The assortment of fabrics is almost endless --so go wild and let your creativity fill the home you love.


Roman Shades in Veranda Midnight

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