Color in Interior Design

Designer Screen Shades
Designer Screen Shades

Color can be the thing that gives signature to a space—even if that color is white. At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County, we know, though, that choosing—and placing—color can seem intimidating to some. That’s why we offer the following suggestions for how to approach any color change in your space. Read on to learn more, and be sure to speak with one of our representatives for more ideas! 

Ways to Approach Color

Color can set a powerful tone in a room, giving people a sense of the space and even you. Personal preference is often the dominant reason people select certain colors; however, how you use color matters just as much. Here are some ways to approach it:

  • Go Big. Go Bold. Even Saturate! One way to approach a bold color or pattern is to choose one main focal area to apply it. It might be a standout wall or a kitchen backsplash, for example. Then use complementary colors throughout the room to balance it. You can put those colors in furniture, décor, and window fashions—custom drapes from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ can help you land on just the right color. If you really like to go intense, you can truly saturate your space with color to create a lasting impression in your room. Be sure to choose your highly saturated color carefully and always keep it balanced.
  • Neutrals Can Add Elegance. Neutral color palettes are timeless and they bring a certain serenity to a room. Window fashions like Duette® Cellular Shades are offered in numerous neutral colors to enhance a room. Or, if you want more color than traditional neutrals (but less pop than bold colors), consider “pseudo neutrals” like blue-gray or olive tones. Silver tints, smoky hues, and gray bases and patterns can create a beautiful aesthetic
  • Texture = Color. Look around your room. Are you using texture to the best of its ability? Wood is typically an accent texture—think things like bookshelves or reclaimed wood walls. However, just like wood, stone, slate, and woven materials bring depth to a room and can complement a color palette or enhance it. You can add these textures in décor, furnishings, and with your window treatments. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are created from woods, reeds, grasses, and bamboo and are available in over 80 material and color options.
  • Accessories Bring Color Too. Use custom upholstery to plus-up an old sofa or use your window fashions as the focal point—with the Fabric by the Yard™ program from Hunter Douglas, many window treatment fabrics are available for purchase separately, so you can create throw pillows, valences, or other finishing touches that will perfectly match your window.

Adding Color to Your Window Shades in Marin County, San Francisco, CA Areas 

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area 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 26 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 for more information.

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