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Wednesday
Apr242013

Should The Blinds Match The Trim?

The Style Guide for Window Treatments in Your Home.

Whether or not the wood blinds should match the window trim is a consideration for just about everyone who is new to the blind purchasing world. Because blinds are an infrequent purchase, understanding the application and deciding on a look may seem overwhelming. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your style preferences. However, for a few tips, there is a guide with some design tips about when to (and not to) match the blinds to the trim.

When to Match

If the blinds and the window trim are the same color, the blinds will blend into the window and become a quiet feature in the room. Depending what else is going on aesthetically, this may not be a bad thing. If the room has a monochromatic color scheme, matching blinds would look nice and contribute to the design aesthetics in the room. If you are going for a more traditional, sophisticated, or comfortable look.

When Not to Match

If you decide not to have the blinds match the trim, the blinds will pop and become more noticeable in the room. Depending on the existing style in the room, contrasting blinds may tie everything together. If the room is mostly monochromatic but with big splashes of color, blinds that don’t match may look better. A big splash of color could be bold artwork on the wall, or a rug in the room. If the blinds do not match the trim but do match the other elements in the room this can create a wow factor in the room and make the wall treatments pop. Alternatively, if the room is mostly darker colors, lighter colors in the blinds will help lighten the room up.

An important thing to keep in mind when you are deciding what color the blinds should be is how often you plan to replace your window treatments. If you foresee keeping the same blinds and window treatments in place for upwards of ten years, a neutral color may be a better fit. It would keep the room looking timeless even when the styles change. However, if you plan to replace the blinds after a few years, a trendy color may look best in the room.

The great thing is, there are so many choices out there that finding exactly what you are looking for isn’t a problem. There is custom color matching (do we want to link this) available for your shutters or cornices. With the paint manufacturer and the number, Next Day Blinds can color match to the paint on your trim or paint the shutter any color you want. The possibilities are endless.

For all your window-related needs, you know where to find us. Whether you need to replace a single shade or you want to redo a whole houseful of window treatments, we can help you decide if the blinds should match the trim.