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When choosing curtains for your windows, you'll want to pick something that resonates with the personality of your existing furnishings and wall colours for an aesthetically pleasing finish. Curtains should blend well with wall colouring because they are offset against each other, so you wouldn't want something that sticks out like a sore thumb. For a cohesive appearance, here are some smart ways to synchronise wall colours with curtains.
Blend into Wall with Matching Colours
If you're looking for a colour coordinated look for complete continuity, choose curtains that blend into the wall –– this requires you to choose a colour in the exact same shade as you existing wall colour. You can choose matching patterned lace curtains for added texture and depth. For example, choose floral-infused white or ivory patterned curtains to merge into your white or ivory wall. If you have colourful walls, repeat the colour in the design of the curtain fabric for a homogenous finish. Choosing a colour that perfectly matches the wall creates a level of continuity that can make a room appear larger.
Choose Complementary Colours with Monochromatic Tones
Monochromatic colouring is the use of similar shades and tones that are either lighter or darker than the base. For example, choose brown or darker beige curtains against beige walls to create a monochromatic effect. Similarly, if your walls are dark blue, you may want to choose lighter blue curtains to create a complementary effect. Burnt orange curtains work well for apricot coloured walls. The slender contrast between the walls and the curtains will add character and style to any room. The subtle colour difference requires you to stay within a few shades of the wall colour (either lighter or darker), so you don't create an incompatible appearance. You can either choose to have a monochromatic-pattern or solid-coloured curtain to offset your wall, depending on your personal taste and preference.
Stay Neutral to Match All Types of Décor
If you have bold colours on your walls, then you may want to tone down your curtains by choosing neutral colours. For example, white curtains look great when offset against bright blue and orange walls. Similarly, champagne curtains work well with reds, greens and browns. Other neutral colours include ivory, buttercream and pale yellow. Since your walls are already bold with colour, you may want to choose solid-coloured neutral curtains that can match different décor settings. This is especially useful if you plan to change the look of your walls over time.
Be sure to follow these tips to synchronise your wall colours and curtains for a harmonising finish.