How to Pair Window Treatments with 2019’s Popular Paint Colors
Last year, we looked at some of 2018’s trendiest wall colors and the perfect window treatment pairings. Well, it’s a new year and we have some new colors to explore.
“No matter how fine your furnishings, the pieces must complement each other or you won’t have a pleasing space,” writes Leah James, SFGATE. “That’s especially true of walls and window treatments given that they abut.” So, it’s important to put careful consideration into your window treatment/wall color pairings. Here are a few suggestions based on this year’s hottest paint colors.
Rich Green Colors
“[Hunter Green is] timeless in every respect,” says interior designer Becky Shea, “and works beautifully with natural elements and neutral tones. What we also love about this color is how seamlessly it transitions between millwork, walls, furniture and accessories.” Tara Mastroeni, Freshome, recommends pairing this rich green color with “darker neutrals like black and brown or opt for an even more on-trend aesthetic and incorporate some jewel tones.”
Window Treatment Pairing Recommendation: A crisp white would pair nicely with this deep, bold green, however tend to gravitate toward our Premium Wood Blinds in Golden Chestnut. Wood blinds “add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room” and “give a natural look to the room with a graceful charm,” says Jimmy Sturo of Ezine Articles.Another great option is our Hardwood Shutters in Dark Wood Paint or Stain. We paint and stain all of our shutter components in-house, which lets us better control the entire process from start to finish. Our paint is a furniture-grade and lacquer-based paint, and we offer several low-formaldehyde, low-odor stain options as well.
“Add a gallery wall with colors that play well with deep green walls, and you’ll create some sophisticated visual interest,” says Ashley Knierim, The Spruce.
Pale Pink Colors
“Pale pinks are prevailing in 2019 due to their neutral properties and compatibility with other shades,” writes Lucia Tonelli, Elle Decor. Meanwhile, interior designer Barbara Schmidt recommends pairing this color with “white or a lemon yellow for the ideal look.”
Window Treatment Pairing Recommendation: Our Light Filtering Honeycomb Shades in Honeysuckle should work well with this pale pink. And the light filtering ability of the window treatment should really help flood your space with natural light, allowing Blushing Bride to really pop. Another excellent option is our Solar Deco Sheers 5% in Parchment, which has similar light filtering properties as our Honeycomb Shades.
“No longer a color reserved for nurseries, pink is now sophisticated and modern,” says Knierim. “Blushing Bride is a chic hue we can’t wait to see in every room this year.”
Warm Cream Colors
“Since the era of gray-everything is finally coming to an end, it’s time to zero in on a new neutral to take its place,” says Mastroeni. “Enter warm creams.” It truly is the perfect middle ground – less stark than white interiors, but much lighter than gray. Mastroeni recommends pairing warm creams with “warm neutrals like browns and tans” or “serene blues and grounding earth tones.” Either option should work nicely and give your interior more character.
Window Treatment Pairing Recommendation: The warm colors and natural materials of our Woven Wood Shades in Pina Beach should pair nicely with warm creams. These beautiful window treatments “enhance and warm almost any decor,” says interior designer Becky Dietrich, bringing “a distinctly organic texture to a room.” Another excellent option is our Savannah Shadings in Porcelain.
Calm Blue Colors
“In 2019, we’re going to see blues with a softened mistiness and haze,” says Tonelli. “This moody blue has a calming grey undertone that promotes a more serene energy in the home.” These calmer blues can make a room feel more light and roomy. However, be careful – if you start going too dark, you can actually have the opposite effect. Heavy-handed, darker blues will make a room seem smaller and darker, especially in poor lighting.
Any room with “poor lighting will feel cave like and claustrophobic,” says Wendy Cassidy, Freshome.
Window Treatment Pairing Recommendation: Our Light Filtering Roller Shades in Lylith Oatmeal pairs well with calm blues, helping lighten up a room in more ways than one, diffusing an interior with calming natural light.
Woven Wood Shades would also be a good option here, providing a nice contrast with cooler colors to warm up the space.