Window coverings are a vital design element in a room and they serve an important function – privacy, light control and energy efficiency. Determining what window coverings meet your needs for privacy, light control, energy efficiency and your budget are typically the first step in selecting the right window covering. The next step is usually the hardest – picking the color and material.
Understanding current color trends can be helpful when choosing colors. Colors for 2010 have been influenced by global and earth friendly trends.
Global colors include yellow and green, rich plum purples and brilliant brights. Window coverings available in global colors – yellows, greens, purples and vibrant colors – include cellular shades, roller shades, roman shades and mini blinds. These types of blinds offer a wide selection of colors as well privacy, light control and energy efficiencies; and most are budget friendly.
Earth tone neutrals as well as green colors translate to earth friendly. Wood blinds, faux wood blinds and woven woods (also referred to as natural shades) will give you earth tone neutrals with natural wood tones and natural materials. Interest in eco-friendly products continues to rise and with it an increase in the availability of organic and environmentally friendly products made from natural, sustainable or recycled materials. This has resulted in the popularity of neutral colors such as beiges, browns and greens.
Window coverings can serve as a backdrop to your room or a personal design statement. Let your windows shine.