Need help with blind color
deneechDecember 23, 2013
My walls are painted putnam ivory and I have white trimming the floors are like a hardwood. What color blinds do you recommend me using?
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Dytecture
Either White or medium brown tones from the wood flooring.
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S&K Interiors
It depends on whether or not you want the blinds to be part of the architecture or if you want to have shades or blinds as an accent that coordinates with the room's color scheme. If you want it to be part of the architecture then you should do what Dytecture recommends "white or medium brown tones". If you want to make them an accent then we would need more information about your style and color scheme of your room. Here are some examples of decorative shades from Hunter Douglas.
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leelee
Definitely white.
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bluenan
If you are talking about wood blinds, then white to match the trim. If you're considering bamboo, then a brown to match the floor.
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deneech
I think I will stay with the architecture and go white thanks for the pics and advice. Can you add curtains for accents?
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bluenan
There's not much room on the left side of the windows because of the mantle, curtains will look crowded. You couldn't hang the rod to the outside, so your curtains would cut off quite a bit of your view. I like the clean look of just blinds.
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leelee
Don't think you'll need curtains. Add accents in pillows and throws and art.
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S&K Interiors
I agree that you do have limited space for the drapes to stack off the windows. if you really want draperie, you can definitely use drapes and blinds together (see photo) but if you decide to go that route, you should use a very light weight fabric, like sheers, so it will stack back off the the window. Also draperies with grommets also take up less room when the are open (second photo).
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Blindsgalore
No need to do curtains, would look more clean without them. Here are a few examples of neutral colored blinds/shades/shutters that I think will go well with the existing architecture of your home. Feel free to browse our options if you would like. Tons of color options to choose from and you can order sample fabrics before you buy :) Good luck!

Bali® EuroVue™ Shutters: 2 1/2" Louvers

Good Housekeeping Sheer Shades: 2-inch Light Filtering

Good Housekeeping™ Roman Shades 1

Good Housekeeping™ Roman Shades 2
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cbtessier
Bamboo matchstick roman shades to compliment the countertop.
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