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Use complementary colours to style your interiors

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Date: 26th October 2016

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When choosing a new set of blinds for your home, it’s important to carefully consider your existing decor prior to investing in anything. When it comes to style, certain colours complement each other seamlessly whilst others clash to make an impact; this article will delve deeper into the colour theory so you know exactly what style to look for and can make an informed decision before buying.

Colour theory

Whether you are searching for complementary or clashing colours, the colour theory will ensure the perfect combination is chosen.

This colour wheel features primary, secondary and tertiary colours and is the basis upon which people can choose their colour palette. No matter the application, from fashion to interior design, the same colour rules apply.

Complementary colours

Complementary colours are any two colours which sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel, for example orange and blue, or yellow and violet. By combining these two complementary colours, you can create a rich, bright look which isn’t too dominating or garish.

For example, you may choose to incorporate blues and oranges into your bathroom as they are a natural pairing and can evoke feelings of a summer’s day at the seaside.

Tonal colours

The idea of tonal colours is to use different tones of the same colour throughout a room. Tone on tone layering of colours is a popular design trend, as it can instantly inject style and give a room more definition.


The colour wheel is arranged in such a way that harmonious colours are placed next to one another, for example blue and blue-green, or violet and blue-violet. Choosing two harmonious colours will ensure a balance of colour within the room, preventing any issues with clashing or dominating colours.

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When browsing for new blinds, try and bring a sample of your curtains, carpet or furniture with you if possible, so you can compare and contrast the fabric against the different shades of blinds.

If you choose to use tonal colours within your room, a top tip would be to also incorporate one or more patterns as a way of adding depth to the space, either on the blinds, curtains, rug or furniture.


The texture of the blinds can also affect how the colour will look in your room. For example, a silk or satin fabric can reflect light, whilst blinds with a matte finish can absorb light. This reaction to light means that if both of these fabrics were dyed exactly the same colour, it will look lighter and brighter on the silk/satin fabric and darker with the matte finish.

Kingston Blinds Direct

Whether you are searching for complementary, harmonious, tonal or patterned blinds, our comprehensive range here at Kingston Blinds Direct means you’re guaranteed to find the perfect style for your home. For expert advice or to book an appointment with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our highly experienced, dedicated team today – we are always happy to help with any enquiry.

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