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Incorporating Color in Window Treatments

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

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If you’re considering purchasing window treatments, know that color plays a part. Pantone Color Institute’s 2022 color of the year in Very Peri inspires confidence and curiosity in its signature shade of periwinkle. The color authority’s annual announcement has influenced apparel, beauty, and interiors for over 20 years.

Interior design brands joined in on the fun by launching their own color campaigns. For example, designer paint company Benjamin Moore’s 2023 shade of Raspberry Blush in a bold, pinkish coral evokes a fresh, tropical feel. Sherwin Williams went in another direction with a soft tan in Redend Point for a versatile, inviting vibe. Whether you’re into beachy backgrounds or earthy tones, keep an eye on next year’s colors for stylish window inspiration.

Colorful roller shade with gromet patterned draperies

Creative Color

Are you interested in playful window treatments? If so, try invigorating your space with a touch of color. Draw on your room décor for a similar palette or use an opposite color family for a complementary shade. Choose dark or colorful shades carefully for a spacious, pleasant feel.

If you prefer a neutral shade for window treatments, compare it to the rest of the room. Close shades like white or beige create noticeable visual differences. Before making your final selection, experiment with neighboring color swatches and warm or cool undertones.

Shade & Shadow

A color’s appearance depends on lighting, so choose your colors accordingly. Consider the amount of natural light each room receives, which varies by time of day or season. Colors appear brighter or more intense under ample lighting or subdued in low light. Other factors like window size or orientation influence lighting and coloration.

Window treatments should be chosen based on lighting, color, and function. For instance, a bedroom or nursery would benefit from draperies or blackout shades for their dimming properties. Other styles, like sheer shades, highlight natural landscapes and filter outdoor lighting. The goal is to balance lighting, color, and function.

Cellular honeycomb shades layered with stationary drapery panels

Layered Treatments

Layering window treatments can add texture, pattern, and color around and through a room to create a unified room design and functionality. For example, nonfunctioning drapery panels can add a pop of color by framing the window for a decorative accent, while window blinds or shades can effectively filter, block or direct harsh light.

When it comes to window treatments, there are many ways a window can be layered to add color and functionality. Consider an in-home shopping consultation to explore these options.

Patterned drapery and shade fabrics.

Patterned Fabric

One way to integrate color or pattern is by incorporating fabrics. Customize draperies or curtains using your favorite print or texture and coordinate them with existing furniture, pillows, or décor to create a cohesive, unified space.

Patterns add visual interest to a room through color, shape, depth, and texture. If done correctly, it moves your eyes around the room to admire the entire space. Even light variations in color or texture constitute a pattern. Window treatments can add pattern and visual interest to an area to enhance the décor style. From roller shade fabrics to woven wood shades, there is no scarcity of patterns when it comes to window treatments. Ask us about our design recommendations for your home interior.

Final Thoughts

Incorporating color into your window treatments is easier than you imagine. Whether you’re thinking of a specific hue, accent, or pattern, knowing your options is a great place to start.

If you’re looking for the perfect color window treatments, T. Lynn’s can assist with finding the ideal solution for your home that is on-trend and within budget. We offer a comprehensive collection of blinds, shades, and draperies. Call 715-441-7997 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation, or go to and contact us.

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