Window treatments are of immeasurable importance in setting
the tone of a room and the options for its design. They can take centre
focusing attention on themselves or they can blend with wall coverings and
They can frame or filter natural light or block it entirely. When you
are deciding what to choose, remember that window treatments are part of
the Decor: not an isolated item.
If you take a casual glance through the consumer design publications,
you might wonder if the finish or the colors of window treatments have changed
much over the past several years. Some might even wonder why window manufacturers
would need to be aware of what the latest colour trends are. After all,
wood is wood and white is white.
The occasional "colour" paint or stain finish in wood blinds
seems to be a unique and quirky statement. For those who work in the window
treatment industry, it's not that simple. Colours are evolving, no dramatic
changes. Gray was an extremely important influence, probably coming from
fashion where gray was the top colour in both men's and ladies' wear for
1999-02. Colour overall is moving lighter, but grayer.
Window treatments are part of a home's architectural identity, immediately
conveying period and style. Within the last decade or so, window treatments
have become a major fashion statement for many people's homes.
Window treatments quite often play a significant role in defining the color
for the home interior - both in the way it is used and the percent of the
budget it requires.