Choosing the right colour for your draperies can be a bit tricky. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
The best place to start is with the existing colour scheme: Unless you’re starting with a blank canvas, chances are the room you’re working in already has paint, furniture, and decorations. Consider the colour palette of the walls, furniture, and accent pieces. Plan on picking curtains that will accentuate and coordinate with the rest of the room.
- Look to your wall colour: For a modern home, you can choose the colour of the drapery fabric to be either a step darker or lighter than the wall paint. In this style of room, the drapery is more part of the background than it being centre stage for the room. This is a great way to add texture, light/privacy control as well as a thermal break to keep the room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Match the complementary colour: Select curtains based on the complementary colour, meaning the opposite colour of the main piece of furniture in the room.
- Consider the mood: The colour of the drapes you choose will directly affect the light in the room and the mood you want to create. For example, if you want to create a calming atmosphere, choose soft blues or greens. If you want to create a cozy atmosphere, choose warm colours like reds or oranges.
Ultimately choosing a fabric for your room and imaging it in your space is a leap of faith. When in doubt ask your designer for a larger fabric sample, also known as a MEMO Sample. A larger fabric sample can give you a better idea how it will look in your space as well as react to different light conditions in the room. Remember to consider the type and amount of light your room receives – as the seasons change so does the type and quality of natural light in the room. During our long winters along with our work schedules you may find that you are enjoying your drapes more often with your interior lighting than the natural light.
I hope these tips help you choose the perfect colour for your draperies!
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