Choosing a Color for Your Roman Shades

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Roman shades can be a lovely addition to almost any room. They do a great job of controlling the natural light coming into the room and providing privacy when you want it. They look great opened or closed and can give a perfect finishing touch to a home.  Once you’ve decided on how to decorate the room, paint the walls, and selected furnishings, it’s time to pick the color of your shades.  If you haven’t looked at window treatments before, here are some questions to ask yourself.

Do I want my shades to stand out or blend in?

It depends on your personal preference.  Some people like to have their shades the same color as their walls, creating a nearly seamless look.  Other people use their window treatments as an accent piece.  Which you want to do is up to you.  If you aren’t sure, bring home some samples and look at them in your room.  Leave them there for a while to really get a feel for what you like.

When are neutral colors best?

Like everything else, this depends on your style and the overall feeling you want to create in your room.  If you want the room to be chic and understated, choosing all neutral colors can have a calming effect.  Conversely, if your room is full of bold colors, you may want to pick a lighter shade of a neutral color that is used somewhere in the room; pulling a color from the rug can work.

When are bold colors best?

If your room is primarily in neutrals, either light or dark, choosing a bold accent color for your roman shades can add an extra pop to the room.  Brightly colored shades in a room full of beiges can add a cheerful feel that gives the perfect finishing touch.  A strong yellow will set off a room with lots of navy in it.

Should I choose solid colors?

Solid colors are always a suitable choice.  They go particularly well in rooms that already have strong prints.  Solid colored roman shades will complement, rather than compete with, a patterned comforter or couch that can stand alone as the focal point of the room.

What about patterns?

If your room is full of solid-colored pieces, adding patterned shades can create a fun twist.  Patterns can be bold and colorful or more conservative.  A small tone-on-tone pattern can add a rich, textured look without being obviously patterned.

What if I still can’t decide?

If you’re getting overwhelmed, don’t try to make the decision alone.  Consult with your spouse, friends, or a professional decorator.  Having someone there who can help you validate your feelings or suggest something you may not have thought of on your own.  Just talking it through and getting a second opinion can make the decision-making process easier.

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