When you walk into a room, what do you see first, the walls, a piece of furniture, or the window? Where your eye goes first is the focal point. If you put color or something eye-catching on the wall, that’s the focal point. If you add color to the window, that becomes the focal point. If you’re interested in exploring color for your room, speak with a trained professional at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Estero. We’ll be happy to help.
Every room needs character, and color will add just that—especially if it is dark, unusual, and different! Color makes a statement. It also plays to our emotions and creates a powerful feeling. Be aware that, when using color on a wall or window, the color will change four times throughout the day.
- In the early morning, the natural light feels warm.
- At noon, the light coming through the window will be cool.
- In the early evening, the light will go back to warm feeling through sunsets and colors.
- At night, we use artificial lighting. With all the different types of light bulbs today, that adds to the problem of knowing where to put color and which color to use.
Live with color for at least 48 hours before you make a decision for your walls and or windows.
Where to Put Color in a Room
Put color where you want your eye to go. 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 the frame is white and the window treatment is also white, it will blend in, and the walls and accessories will be the focus. 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. If you are still undecided about whether to put color on your window, buy a yard of fabric in the color you are thinking about and live with it for a while. That might save you from making costly mistakes.
Exploring Color in Bonita Springs
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!