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Walls or Windows—Where Is Your Focal Point?

>>Walls or Windows—Where Is Your Focal Point?

Walls or Windows—Where Is Your Focal Point?

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All rooms deserve to have some character, and usually, that comes in the form of color, whether it be a painted wall, a piece of artwork, or eye-catching window treatments. Where there’s color, the eye is drawn to that spot, so that area becomes the focal point. If you’re interested in exploring color for your room, talk with one of the trained consultants at A Shade Above serving the greater Charlotte area. We’ll be happy to help you determine what’s best.

Where to Put Color in Your Room

Choose where you want your focal point to be, and put color there. That is the area the eye will be drawn to and what you’ll see first. On a window, the general rule is to blend it in to the frame, especially the functioning window treatments that provide light control and privacy. You can add contrasting window panels or valances for a pop of color. If you want the accessories to be the focus, keep the frame and the window treatment white.

How Colors Act

Gold, orange, red-orange, red, and magenta have brown undertones and will blend into wood and make a space seem smaller. Black undertones such as purple, blue, indigo, green, and teal all enhance wood and visually expand space, making it look bigger. Yellow and Lime Green have white undertones and work well with either.

Keep in Mind

Color in a room, whether on a window or on the wall, will change in appearance four times throughout the day. In the early morning, the light creates a warm feeling. At noon, the light coming through the window will be cool. In the early evening, the lights will go back to warm feeling through sunsets and colors. At night, we use artificial lighting. With all the different types of light bulbs today, that adds to the problem of knowing where to put color and what color to use.

Try the Color First

On windows or walls, it’s best to give the color a trial run to be sure it works with the light and with the room. On the wall, use a swatch of paint. On the window, use a yard of fabric in the color you’re thinking. By trying it first, you’ll know for sure if you like the ultimate look for the room.A Shade Above is your Hunter Douglas window treatment specialists with two showrooms – one in Charlotte and one in Cornelius serving Matthews, Mint Hill, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Huntersville, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Weddington, Waxhaw, Monroe, Pineville, Mooresville, Davidson, and surrounding areas. Contact us to learn more about our products and services or to schedule a free in-home design consultation.
By |2018-02-14T17:32:29+00:00May 13th, 2016|Interior Design|Comments Off on Walls or Windows—Where Is Your Focal Point?

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