Where Has the Color Gone In Home Design?

Applause® Honeycomb Shades
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

You might be thinking that we seem to be living in a colorless world this year. If so, you’re right—it’s an election year, and historically speaking, during election years, color trends toward neutral. But if you’re looking to add color to your home, never fear. Color used correctly will brighten your mood, provide a tranquil retreat, or put a smile on your face, so don’t be afraid to add a punch of color—even if it’s an election year! Talk to one a Windows, Walls & More specialist here in Bloomfield Hills. We can help you make some colorful choices!

Creating a Look

If color is an element of design that you like to change often, stay neutral when selecting blinds, shades, and flooring. These design elements tend to be more expensive to change out. Hunter Douglas offers extensive colors and neutrals to choose from. To create a unified look in a room, start with the floor and go very neutral. Try a soft off-white to light beige or tan. Paint the walls a restful gray-green, and for the window coverings, select Hunter Douglas Pirouette® window shadings to match the walls. These selections will visually expand the space and create a blend of color throughout the room. A few other Hunter Douglas Window treatments include Silhouette® window shadings which have fabric vanes suspended between two sheer fabric facings. They are offered in neutrals and pastels to soft hues. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in hundreds of colors, textures, and cell sizes in sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque, opaque, and blackout fabrics. If fabric isn’t for you, go with custom shutters, which are available in wood, faux wood, and polysatin materials and are offered in custom paints, stains, and neutral colors.

Color Guidelines for Window Treatments

Colored window treatments will jump out and be noticed first. If you don’t want the window to stand out, don’t go with color. Whites and off-whites are a safe selection and will stand the test of time. You’ll be able to more easily change other colors in the room in the future.

Other Places for Color

The ceiling is a very interesting way to give your space a punch of color. Remember the following tips:

  • The brown undertones of yellow, gold, orange, red-orange, red, and magenta will bring the ceiling height down and make the room feel cozier. They advance space!
  • The black undertones of blues, greens, lime greens, teals, and purples recede space. If the ceiling is only 8 feet, these colors will not come down into the room. The ceiling will look taller.
  • When putting color on a wall or ceiling, the higher the finish of the paint, the more imperfections will be seen. The ceiling can use a flat finish for a more elegant look.

Choosing Color in Farmington Hills, MI

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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