Do You See the Walls or Windows First? Determining Your Room Focal Point

Modern Precious Metal Blinds in the Bedroom
Modern Precious Metal Blinds in the Bedroom

What is the focal point of your room? Is it the walls or the window? Typically, the eye is drawn to color—if you put color on the window, that will become the focal point, and if you put color on the wall, that’s where you’ll tend to look first. If you want to explore color for your room, talk with one of the trained consultants at Blinds & Designs in Marin County. We’ll be happy to help you determine what’s best.

Things to Think About When Selecting Window Coverings

There is a new word in the industry called metamerism, which simply means, color changes under different lights. Because of the way the sun moves and interacts with a room, the color will change four times throughout the day.

  • In the early morning, the light is warm in feeling.
  • At noon, the light will feel cool.
  • In the early evening, the light will go back to feeling warm, but with different notes of color from sunsets and the evening sky.
  • We use artificial light at night.

To be sure the color will look the way you want it to, have a swatch of it in place and live with it for at least 48 hours before you make a decision for your walls and or windows.

Using Color on a Window

Pirouette Window Shadings in the Den
Pirouette Window Shadings in the Den

On a window, the general rule is to blend it in to the frame, especially the functioning window treatments that provide light control and privacy. If you feel the space is boring, contrasting window panels or valances can be added. If you are still undecided as to putting color on your window, buy a yard of fabric, in the color you are thinking about and live with it for a while. That might save you from making costly mistakes.

Choosing Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

Hunter Douglas offers more than 4,000 different types of fabrics, textures, and colors in their window treatment collections. You can choose from the natural tones or soft pastels of Silhouette Window Shadings or choose the dramatic colors and patterns in the line of Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.

Finding Outdoor Shades in San Francisco and Marin County CA Areas

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years. Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.

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