If you’re looking into investing in new interior shutters or blinds for your home, you may be wondering which color and finish to go with. You may even feel overwhelmed by the wealth of options that are available for window treatments today. The short answer is this: there is no “one” color destined to go on your windows. How you choose to dress up your windows is completely up to you. That said, there are a few different routes you can take, so here are a few things to consider if you’re still mulling over what to go with for your home.
When In Doubt, Match the Trim
By far, the most popular and safest option for your window treatments is to match them to your window’s trim. Have a white painted windowsill? Try white two-inch wood blinds. Are the windows in your home trimmed with a dark stained natural wood? We can custom build interior shutters to match that trim. Matching your shutters or blinds to your window’s trim will create a seamless and cohesive look in the room.
And if you happen to be dead-set on a shutter or blind color that doesn’t match your trim, go for it. That can create a bold look in any room, and you do always have the option of painting or staining your window’s trim to match later.
Consider Using Natural Wood
People don’t always opt for matching their shutters or blinds to the window trim, and one reason for this is the stunning look of natural wood window treatments. If your windows are trimmed with an ornate white detail all around, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautifully stained wood shutters. Natural wood against a white trim can create a beautiful contrast, and the color of your window treatments can always be tied to another element in the room.
Match Other Elements in the Room
As was just hinted, another option is to tie your window treatments to another element in the room. One especially popular option here is matching to kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinets often have a beautiful natural wood finish, and wooden shutters or blinds can be built to mimic this same finish. This is a great way to give your windows a bold look while at the same time creating a cohesive look in the room.
We at Wasatch Shutter make all of our shutters to order right here in Utah, meaning that you will always get a look customized just for your home when you choose us for your window treatments. We also only work with high quality materials and stains for our shutters. Contact us today if you’d like us to stop by for a free estimate and an overview of what options we can offer for your home, and if you’re itching for inspiration in the meantime, feel free to check out our online gallery.