Choosing the blinds for the windows and glass doors in your house is an even more important moment than you could have imagined. Since they are usually added last, like a final touch to your new or renovated place, they carry a symbolic value. If you choose them wisely, they could not only transform your home completely but also feel like the icing on the cake. However, precisely the fact that they give the sense of completion is what adds to the pressure. What if you opt for a color that you ultimately won’t like? What if the shade in the presentation magazine is different from the real one?
You could think that, since you add them after everything else is in place (furnishings, doors, wallpapers, paint, closets, pictures, etc), the decision must be an easy one. You’ll just choose something that matches the rest of the room and you’re done, right? Well, not really! This scenario could be labeled as the safe way to go, but it would also mean that the blinds won’t stand out and they will have a purely functional role: to block sunlight and other sources of artificial light, such as lighting poles while offering you privacy and darkness in the house.
So what is the solution for choosing the perfect blinds’ color? Of course, you have to consider everything else that’s around because you wouldn’t want them to look completely out of place. From here, there are two possible solutions: you either choose something that complements the furnishings and the rest of the room, or you go for something totally different. This is one of the first things that every student learns in arts or design class: two elements that vaguely look like each other are far less pleasing to the eye than two identical ones or two completely different ones.
Just think of the combination between red and pink. Or two similar handwritings next to each other. Aren’t red and yellow or pink and blue much better? Or one handwriting and one typewriting? It’s exactly the same with the blinds! For example, if the dominant color in your room is white, you could choose almost any color for the blinds as long as it’s dark. For example, black, brown, dark green, or dark red would make perfect pairings. You could even go full classy, with choosing white blinds, but be careful – this will make everything a lot harder to clean.
On the other hand, if black dominates the room, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend black blinds because it would make everything too dark. But white or light beige ones are just perfect. In conclusion, if you follow this simple rule – either the same or totally different – you don’t have how to fail when choosing the color of the blinds. However, if you have a white room and decide to “beautify” it with light beige blinds… we have bad news for you. But we are certain that it won’t be the case, especially after reading this article.