Window fashions are always changing. They keep up with modern aesthetic choices and trending colors, but that’s not all that influence them. Technology influences craft. At the same time, modern, everyday stresses influence what people reach out for in design. For instance, natural colors are popular because people don’t get as much time in nature as we used to. We’ll talk about that a little bit more later. Custom window treatment colors and solutions depend on your taste most of all.
Two Tone Curtains
Two tone curtains, duo drapes…they go by a few different names. They do a great deal to create a sense of additional space for a room. A difference in light and dark tones can set off the light. Generally, it’s a good idea to use these in rooms with neutral-colored walls, and to make the darker tone match or complement this neutral tone well. The lighter color will usually overlap the space of the window itself, which will make it more pronounced and highlight the light and space in a room. Trending colors include yellows, pinks, greens, and light blues – all colors that evoke spring.
When it comes to shades, the trending colors are often natural: cloudy whites, stone grays, sea blues. These colors often have a calming effect. For blinds, wood-look is popular. Faux wood blinds evoke a sense of the outside world, which can help make a room look good and feel more comfortable. Custom window treatment colors today are often centered around what’s reassuring and comforting.
Rather than blocking the light out, diffusion and filtering are becoming popular. Solutions range from silhouettes, which are soft fabric vanes, and to sheer treatments. These reduce light and eliminate glare without completely eliminating it. These solutions suit rooms where atmosphere is particularly important. The color choices you make here can be subdued, as the sun coming through will give the entire room its soft hue.
Trends are a way of guiding you toward solutions that might fit you. Let window fashions inform you, and at the same time, don’t feel bound by them. Design is freeing, and you should feel that when you look at the options that are at your disposal. You can customize to your heart’s content, and that lets you create, marrying current trends to the one you might start.
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