Matching your window blinds with the correct paint is extremely important when designing the overall look and feel of your home. Choosing the right color and color scheme can see daunting at first but with a little thought and planning, you'll be able to find the perfect color to match your window blinds to your paint in no time with the help of some expert advice from Texas Professional Painting.

Purchasing Your Window Blinds

Depending on the style you choose, your blinds can play a major role in establishing the characteristics of your home. Blinds of various material and style can affect the amount of light let into your home, the style and feel based on how that light is diffused and even can change the entire mood of a room from grounded with things like wood and metal or rather airy with softer materials like linen or cotton.

Choosing Your Base Color

With the vast variety of colors available, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of colors; not to mention finding a color that ties in with your blinds.

Here is a handy reference to some popular colors and their associations.

  • Red: passion, energy, increases appetite
  • Orange: joyous, social, active
  • Yellow: optimistic, cheerful, focused
  • Green: rejuvenating, healing, good health
  • Blue: serenity, calm, peacefulness
  • Purple: creativity, problem solving, sophistication
  • Pink: kindness, romance, lowers stress

Consider choosing a color that best fits your personality or the mood for which you would like to portray around your home. Afterwards, make sure the color compliments the color and texture of your blinds. Next, it’s time to find a good color combination.

When to and When Not to Match the Trim

Now’s the time to decide whether you want your window blinds to really stand out or just blend seamlessly into the wall of colors. For instance, if your blinds are the same color as your trim, they’re going to blend in placing them as a quiet feature across your house.

However, if the blinds do not match the trim, they tend to pop and really stand out throughout the room especially if you’re using bold colors for the walls. The best part is that there are so many color combinations out there, it’s not difficult matching to exactly what you’re looking for!

Popular Color Palettes

Once you've decided to paint your home and have read through our 6 tips to remember when repainting your home post, find a good color to base around your blinds, it’s time to look at shades of that color. Once you decide whether you want your blinds to ‘pop or not’, take a look at color combinations and remember to never do more than 3 separate colors. If you would like some great examples, take a look at our Paint Gallery.

Feel free to use the color wheel as the shades that are right next to each other tend to mix very nicely giving your home a warm, relaxing feeling to it. Also, the 60-30-10 rule is always a good idea. Basically this means when you’re painting/decorating a room, using 60% of a dominant color (the walls), 30% going to upholstery (furniture, blinds, etc), and the remaining 10% towards your home's accessories.

When all's said and done, your home will have a nice cohesive feel to it and accompanying paint colors and blinds that all visitors will love!