This blog will give you a few guidelines on colours and fabrics for blinds, curtains and bedding in Summer Colours that will help you to capture the essence of the English style.
Basically there are three types of summer decors.
We along with other higher vertebrates and the odd rather strange additional creatures such as tortoises and octopus, see the full spectrum of colour which is why it is so important to make full use of this when considering your colour choices for your home and if you are going floral, then don’t be shy about it.
Florals in bright colours are of course the most obvious for a summer style decor, but just because it has flowers on it, that does not make it necessarily the right choice. Large random floral prints are fine, but complex diagonals particularly in several different colours are too busy on the eye particularly for the main living or bedroom areas of the house where a nice calm and relaxed feeling is required.
Stripes in co-ordinating colours make a perfect partner and will unite the colours without overwhelming the room. A great way to introduce a small amount of stripe is by making it a feature of the window treatment.
Our natural response when deciding on a scheme is to think that the larger the space the larger the pattern and vice versa, but often using a large pattern in a small area will give a feeling of grandeur, but will need a calming influence, roman or roller blinds particularly in a bedroom providing the perfect solution, especially as many of these blinds are available as blackout blinds.
Green and Blue
Green is a colour that creates an atmosphere of restful calm and apparently we see many more tones of green than any other colour, perhaps evolving from when we were forest dwellers and blue of course is the colour of the sea and hopefully the summers sky. Greens and blues together make a stunning combination beautifully depicted in nature by the colour combinations in a peacocks tail. They both will bring about a different visual effect as generally blues recede and greens are drawn towards you.
My choice would be to go for blue as the dominant colour for this very reason as it will give a feeling of space and of course turquoise makes a great compromise or partner for both colours.
Although pine coloured curtain poles are the obvious choice for a country look, I think that white or cream poles compliment the fresh look of a summer decor. Natural wood coloured curtain poles I think are more in akin to Autumn and Winter Decors.
The Speedy Wooden Curtain Pole makes a very economical curtain pole option and is available in a choice of 5 colours.
These charming curtain poles are simplicity itself, but if you want to make a bit more of a feature of the curtain pole with a hint of nostalgia then luxury wooden curtain poles such as made by Byron and Byron are available with authentic colour washes.
Shades of greens used in the home will help to try to neutralise areas such as busy family living rooms. Green is known to relax people which is where the term “The Green Room” comes from in the theatre, the room where performers wait before they go onto the stage and need their nerves steadied perhaps. I bet a lot of these rooms are no longer green, but an interesting fact.
Bright green even if only for the window treatments will look particularly attractive in urban homes by helping to keep the relaxing connection with nature.
When we dream of holidays, for most of us, it’s the yellow sun and sand and the blue of the sea and sky. Escaping the greys of the town and indeed often our skys will have a profound effect on our wellbeing. A country walk will be nearly as uplifting as a new brightly coloured blind, both subconsciously introducing a feeling of peace, but the blind will have a more lasting effect as it will hopefully grace your home for a long time.
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