The focal point of a room is the spot your eye is drawn to as soon as you walk in. Color helps define a focal point—it gives a room character and makes a statement. Put color on the window, and that is what you will see first. Put it on the walls, and the eye will shift there. If you’re interested in exploring color for your room, talk with one of the trained consultants at Windows to the World in northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ll be happy to help you determine what’s best.
Guidelines for Color
Put color where you want your eye to go. Remember that certain colors will change the space. 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. Also remember that color will change as the light changes throughout the day.
- In early morning, the light is warm.
- At noon, the light will be cool.
- In the early evening, the light is warm again, especially with the colors of the sunset.
- At night, we use artificial lighting, which interacts with color on a whole different level.
Putting Color on the Window
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. If you feel the space is boring, contrasting window panels or valances can be added. If you want to add more color at the window, first buy a yard of fabric in the color you want, and watch how it interacts with the light over the course of at least 48 hours. If you still like that color, it’s probably safe to think about ordering it for your window treatment.
Using Color in Luzerne, Scranton PA Areas
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.