Creating a home is one thing. Creating a well-designed space is another. For those starting a new home or considering a home makeover, colour matching is a central theme to any project. It informs your rooms, your furniture choice and the way you define the mood of a space. And with so many options available, this choice can be overwhelming. We are here to help you with providing rules to navigate home decorating, using expert tips and quality solutions to dress your windows and ultimately put a personal stamp on your space.
Refresh, recreate and reimagine
Need tips on refreshing the home? We have just the guide to help with everything from cleaning and organising, to breathing new life into your home spaces. Start reimagining and get inspired with our DIY Window Decor catalogue. In these, you will discover our most current ranges and choices to cue a new look for the home of your dreams. Creating the best colour scheme to suit your home, personality and preference is possible with the right foundation of colour matching rules and tips.
Colour theory explains how we classify colours. They break down into three main groups: primary (pure red, blue and yellow), secondary (green, orange and purple) and tertiary (blue-green and red-violet). While you may have learned of these terms in school, their pairings and groupings have a major effect on how we perceive a space.
Warm and cool colours
We differentiate colours into warm and cool tones. Warm reds, yellows and oranges represent energy, brightness and action, whereas we associate cool blues, purples and greens with calm, peace and serenity.
5 colour matching ideas to try with Decorland
Prepared with basic colour theory, you can play with these ideas and create a unique look of your own. Try these top designer tips with our handpicked ideas to try in your home.
1. Think of colour families and stick to them
We love the ‘pop’ of complementary colours. You can celebrate your love of bright colours by working within a controlled palette. Think rich hues of blues and oranges, set off by a crisp white. Explore our Premium Custom Made Aluminium Venetian Blinds for over 40 unique colour options ranging in metallics, neutral and bright colours to create a room using a complementary colour approach.
2. White as a crisp feature
Introducing true white to any space will freshen and modernise it. We emphasise using true white here as most whites have undertones. How to decide which white tone you have in your home? Use a sheet of white printer paper as a reference point. Cool-toned decor (like grey, blue and green) will need a white that has cool undertones, or your room will look yellowed and old. If your decor is warm (browns, reds and oranges) you need a white with matching undertones to avoid your space looking cold and clinical.
Additionally, pairing blue and white is a favourite combination and will never go out of style. This dynamic duo is similar to the crispness of black and white, but a more approachable and less fierce option. We love the structured look of blue room accents set against classic and modern white Shutters or Venetian Blinds.
3. Pick a palette that works — and repeat it
We have an amazing range of natural and neutral colours in all of our collections. Whether you want the rich mahogany look with our Durawood Venetian Mahogany Blinds or the soothing colours of Tan, Espresso or Dove Grey with our PVC Venetian Blinds, finding a window décor solution is easier with our affordable range.
4. Colour percentages
As colour defines a space, consider what you want as your accent and foreground colours. The classic 60-30-10 Rule organises colour by visually breaking a palette into percentages using:
- 60% for a dominant colour
- 30% for the secondary colour or texture
- 10% as an accent
When we mention textures, this is referring to items like throw blankets, tactile finishes on cushion and rugs using various materials. Try this concept and apply it to your window décor by adding a woven aesthetic with our authentic Bamboo Rollup Blinds, in Grey/White or Brown.
Also, this rule is changeable. Consider inverting your dominant and accent colours for a statement in various sections of your home. Using a black dominant colour and red accent? Flip them — it makes for an amazing room and a central theme throughout your home.
Decorator’s Tip — Use window accessories to complement your room
In addition to using our range of Blinds and Shutters to create the perfect look for any room, selecting Window Accessories is a great way to maximise your chosen theme. By using
different coloured Rods, matching Finials, Curtain Tracks, Holdbacks and Tiebacks, you can customise and create your signature look. Thinking of a sleek metallic look, a crisp white finish or an earthy wooden aesthetic? The possibilities are endless with our wide range of accessories. Plus, you can easily achieve the 60-30-10 Rule by incorporating and coordinating your colours through tasteful touches of Window Décor and pieces throughout the room.
5. Balance colour and pattern
This applies to palettes and the overall visual impression. The more pattern you have in a space dictates less colour and the more neutral a room should be. Choose from our Ready Made Roller Blinds, and we also have a collection of distinct Zebra Blinds in Grey, Natural and Chocolate — perfect options to create a twist while filtering light. For more of a light-blocking feature, try our Blockout Roller Blinds in Grey, Natural and Duck Egg Blue, or our newest colours Sand or Wild Dove. These Blockout Roller Blinds are perfect for light-sensitive spaces, late sleepers or media rooms.
Colour your home with unique window décor
Your home is a physical space for resting and your comfort — enjoy it. Use these rules and guides above and you are sure to ace the principles of colour matching. For more help on creating customised window dressings, explore our extensive catalogue and order Custom Made Blinds.