This is an election year, and, throughout history during election years, color seems to disappear. No happy colors are trending in the market. So what do you do if you want to add color to your home? Start by speaking with a trained consultant at Windows & More here in the Lake Ozark, MO area. We can help you with some refreshing ideas.
Using Color in Your Home
You can use paint, throw pillows, area rugs, and accessories as relatively inexpensive spots of color. In fact, you may decide to change or rotate these items seasonally to give your home fresh looks throughout the year. In the end, 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!
Color or Neutral for Window Treatments?
If color is an element of design that you like to change often, stay neutral when selecting blinds and shades. These design elements tend to be more expensive to change out. Hunter Douglas offers an extensive color palette in each of their window treatment collections, and there is always a large group of neutrals to select from. Remember, though, that not all whites are the same. Selecting the “wrong” white could stand out as much as a color and ruin the look you are going for. A few popular Hunter Douglas Window treatments include:
- Custom shutters – available in wood, faux wood, and polysatin materials and offered in custom paints, stains, and neutral colors
- Silhouette® window shadings – fabric vanes suspended between two sheer fabric facings. Offered in neutrals and pastels to soft hues
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades – honeycomb construction available in hundreds of colors, textures, and cell sizes in sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque, opaque, and blackout fabrics
Afraid to put color on the walls or windows? The ceiling is also a very interesting way to give your space a punch of color. Remember that the black undertone colors 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, and your window treatments will recede into the space and not be noticed as much. The brown undertone colors of yellow, gold, orange, red-orange, red, and magenta will bring the ceiling height down and make the room feel cozier. They advance space!
Using Color in the Lake Ozark Area
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!