Looking to do some home improvements and replace your window treatments in 2022? Window treatments are an investment that will last for years, so how do you know how to choose the right color window treatment and make sure your window treatment color selections will remain in fashion for the long run?
One way is to rely on the experts for the latest in window treatment color trends. So, who are the experts? There are several, but one trusted source is the lineup of major paint companies who conduct extensive research to ensure they stay on top of the latest window treatment color trends. Each year they develop a list of the anticipated popular colors for that year based on the latest trends.
Let’s take Benjamin Moore, for example. They recently identified a list of 14 colors that are trending for 2022, including their color of the year: October Mist. Their list and a palette of these colors can be found here.
But before we dive into their list of top window treatment color palettes, let’s first explore some of the top tips for how to choose the right color window treatment for your home.
Match to Your Window Trim or Molding
One of the most important considerations is how your window treatment will match your window trim or molding. Choosing a window treatment color that matches or complements your existing trim can help to create a cohesive look throughout your space, while mismatching colors can make it seem like your window treatment has been added as an afterthought.
To find the right window treatment color for your space, start by taking measurements and photographs of your window and surrounding trim or molding. This will give you a better sense of the colors and tones that might work well with your existing decor. You may also want to compare swatches at local home stores. With some research and careful consideration of all the factors involved, you can select your window treatment to match the rest of your home’s style and aesthetic.
Coordinate with Your Wall Color
When it comes to window treatments, it’s common practice to default to white. After all, it’s neutral and goes with everything, right? Not necessarily.
White window treatments can potentially look quite stark against a colored wall, especially if the wall color is bold or bright. The key is to choose a window treatment color that complements your wall color. If your walls are a light blue, for example, you might choose window treatments in a navy or royal blue. Or, if your walls are a warm tan, window treatments in a chocolate brown would be complementary. The goal is to create harmony between the window treatments and the walls, not to have the window treatments blend in or disappear. With a little careful planning, you can create a stunning look.
Match to Flooring or Other Existing Fixtures
Another one of the most important factors to consider is the color and style that will best complement your flooring or other decor. Depending on the type of window you have, there are several different styles and colors to choose from.
For example, if you have hardwood floors or a similar style, heavier materials like drapes or valances can help you create a cohesive look that ties in with the rest of your home. If you prefer more light-weight window treatments like curtains or blinds, bright colors or bold prints can be great options that allow you to showcase your personal style in an impactful way. Ultimately, the key is to find a window treatment that both complements and enhances your existing décor as well as enhances the natural light in your space. With thoughtful consideration and some experimenting, it should be relatively easy to find window treatments that match beautifully with your flooring and overall aesthetic.
Choose a Contrasting Color
One key factor to take into account is the use of contrasting colors. By using contrasting colors, you can create a bold and eye-catching window treatment that beautifully highlights your decor.
One option for utilizing contrasting colors in window treatments is to combine stark whites with dark or jewel tones. This approach can be particularly impactful if the window itself is large or is located near a focal point in the room, such as a fireplace or a piece of artwork. Another approach is to pair more muted tones with bold pops of color, which can create an elegant and understated look that still stands out from the rest of the decor. Finally, if you are working with smaller windows or have limited daylight available in your home, you may wish to opt for window treatments made from two or more complementary colors that reflect natural light and help make the space feel more open and inviting.
Regardless of which combination of colors you choose for your window treatments, it is essential to find materials that work well together while also being durable enough to withstand regular use throughout the year. Whether you prefer smooth roller shades or luxurious drapes, opt for quality— you’ll thank yourself when your treatment stands the test of time.
Assess Room Size
When choosing window treatment color, one of the most often neglected things that you need to consider is the size of the window. Typically, larger windows will require darker window treatments in order to create a balanced look and draw attention away from the frame. On the other hand, smaller or more narrow windows can work well with lighter window treatment colors that help to soften their shape and visually expand the space.
Additionally, it’s important to take into consideration any adjacent walls or architectural elements when choosing window treatment color. For example, if you want to make your window treatment stand out against a vibrant accent wall or bold tile flooring, a darker or brighter color may be best. In contrast, if you are trying to create a cohesive look across several rooms with different window treatments and design elements, then a neutral tone may be a better choice. Ultimately, when it comes to choosing window treatment color, careful consideration of room size and design aesthetic will help you achieve the perfect look for your space.
Talk to a Design Consultant
If you’re not feeling 100% confident about selecting the right window treatment color, it might be wise to speak with a design consultant when making this decision. A good consultant will help you choose a window treatment color that not only looks great, but also reflects your personal style and complements the other elements in your space. Through careful analysis of your needs, taste, and budget, they can help you make an informed choice that you can feel confident about. S,o if you want window treatments that perfectly reflect who you are and what you love, don’t hesitate to consult with a Norman® design consultant today.
Window Treatment Color Trend Report 2022
Now, let’s take a look at just a few examples of our treatments that work with Benjamin Moore’s 2022 color trends:
2022 Color of the Year – October Mist
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Java (Sage F0859); Dazzle (Pewter Green F1540)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Willow (C2604); Rustica (Forest C2610 – Light Filtering); Rustica (Forest C4606 – Room Darkening)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Fog Green (C4601)
Centerpiece™ Roman Shades – Sheer Elegance (Sea Green F1083); Patterns (Moss Green F1101)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Terra (C2105 – Light Filtering); Terra (C4102 – Room Darkening); Windsong (Glazed Pecan F1528); Langley (Fresh Brew C1403); Toasty (C7412)
SmartPrivacy® Normandy® Wood Blinds – Taupe ND114
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Lola (Wheat F1554)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Ginger Spice (C2302)
Synchrony™ Vertical Blinds – Linen (Merlot V995)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Flint (C2510); Windsong (Dawn F1531)
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Caroline (White Sand F0867); Emery (Chiffon F1560); Francis (Barley F0877)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Champagne (C4111)
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Garden (Winter White F1514); Lola BO (Porcelain F1455); Glamor (White F1108)
Norman® Shutters – Extra White 002, Decorators White 063
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Jamaica (Latte F0827)
Centerpiece™ Roman Shades – Sheer Elegance (Dim Gray F1084)
Norman® Shutters – Pebble 111
Hint of Violet
Norman® Shutters – Element Gray 074, Silver Gray 255
SmartPrivacy® Normandy® Wood Blinds – Chelsea Gray ND089
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Lola BO (Indigo F1463); Francis (Jet F0887)
Centerpiece™ Roman Shades – Lakeside (Steel Gray F0187)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Langley (Winter Solstice C2114); Slate – Room Darkening (C4104); Slate – Light Filtering (C2107)
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Lola LF (Platinum F1555)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Fern (C2605)
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Bora Bora (Straw F0663)
Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades Fabrics – Tamarind (C4507); Breeze (Flax F1300)
Soluna™ Roller Shades Fabrics – Brook (Latte F1157); Cambria (Ivory F0850)
Centerpiece™ Roman Shades – Ribbon Banded (Washed White); Patterns (Cosmic Latte F1076)
Norman® Shutters – Mist 256
Choosing the Right Color Window Treatment for Your Home
Whether you’re selecting one of the trending colors or a timeless classic, Norman®’s window treatment color selections are always able to accommodate your design taste. This includes our award-winning composite wood and premium hardwood shutters that can be ordered in any custom color to match or complement any color your heart desires.