What’s in a Color?
What’s in a color? When it comes to interior design, the answer is “everything!” Nothing sets the tone of a room more powerfully than the use of color. At The Shutter Guy, serving the Charleston area, we carry a wide variety of window treatments, as well as custom drapery design, to help make the colors you choose in your interior design work perfectly. Window treatments not only complement your color scheme, but also control how you use natural light in your design. Below are colorful ideas from design professionals to get your creativity going.
If you’re stuck on what colors to choose for your room design, draw inspiration from fabric. Custom made drapery, pillows, and window toppers can lead you to a primary color scheme or be focal points in and of themselves. Striped drapes, checkerboard valances, or bright art panels can direct the eye to your room’s favorite features.
Consider textures of fabric, wallpaper, and window coverings as types of color. Natural woven wood patterns for window treatments, for example, add both color and texture to your windows. Other natural elements can also bring the calmness of nature to your rooms, such as textures replicating shells, sand, plants, and crystal.
Bright colors and bold patterns are very popular right now. If you want to use a bright and bold color or pattern, choose it for one main surface area, as a primary focal point in your room. Examples are a bold wallpaper pattern on just one wall or a brightly colored kitchen backsplash. Accent this main color with complementary colors on your window treatments and furniture.
If bold isn’t what you’re after, remember that neutrals are okay, too. The classic serenity of neutral color palettes offer timeless elegance. The spectrum of warm neutrals ranges from linen and ivory tones to the richest sable and chocolate shades.
Compromise with color. If you’re not quite ready for bold and bright, but you don’t want to go neutral either, consider “pseudo-neutrals” such as blue-gray or earthy olive tones. Gray is also a great way to add brightness to a room without going too bold. From silvery tints to deep smoky shades, gray colors and patterns can create a beautiful decor.
Window Treatments for Your Interior Design in Charleston
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.