Adding Color to a Room

Choosing the right color for your room—and where to put it—can be scary for some people. If you’re interested in exploring color for your room, talk with one of the trained consultants at Shutter Guy. We’ll be happy to help you determine what’s best.

Where to Put Color in a Room

There are a few basic rules that will help:

  • Put color where you want your eye to go. If it is on the window, your eye will travel there first. If the frame is white and the window treatment is also white, the walls and accessories will be the focus.
  • Black undertones such as purple, blue, indigo, green, and teal all enhance wood and visually expand space, making it look bigger. Gold, orange, red-orange, red, and magenta have brown undertones and will blend into wood and make a space seem smaller. Yellow and Lime Green have white undertones and work well with either.
  • Blend color in to the window frame, especially the functioning window treatments that provide light control and privacy. If you feel the space is boring, contrasting window panels or valances can be added.

Things to Keep in Mind

There is a new word in the industry called metamerism, which means that color changes under different lights. Be aware that, when using color on a wall or window, the color will change four times throughout the day.

  • In the early morning, the lights is warm.
  • At noon, the light coming will be cool.
  • In the early evening, the light will be warm but from a different angle.
  • At night, we use artificial lighting. With all the different types of light bulbs today, that adds to the problem of knowing where to put color and what color to use.

If you are still undecided as to putting color on your window, buy a yard of fabric in the color you are thinking about and live with it for 48 hours or more. That might save you from making costly mistakes.

Choosing Colors in Charleston, SC

Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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