Autumn colours are related to the fire element, they are warm colours that have black added in varying amounts – burgundy, mustard and burnt orange being classic examples.
These colours look particularly striking in a modern home with wooden elements in the décor such as flooring or wooden blinds. The intensity will give character to a neutral contemporary décor with just perhaps a feature wall, a scatter rug and a few cushions.
The brilliance of these colours work most successfully in rooms used for lounging and entertaining, but avoid using bright white for your walls as they will absorb the strong colour, turning the walls a very pale peach.
Wooden Venetian blinds and Woodweave blinds suit perfectly these earthy colours.
Countries close to the equator are not able to be influenced by the changing colours and temperatures of the seasons it’s more a question of whether it’s a wet or dry season. They do not have the wonderful long summers evenings, their daylight hours remaining more or less constant which is why their decor often uses plenty of autumn and winter colours, the powerful decorative element lightening the mood.
I realise that by the same token, they do not have the long dark winters evenings, but brightly coloured autumn and winter décor details and good lighting, especially good task lighting, certainly helps our winters along – imagine in days gone by when all you could do was huddle around a fire with nothing to do except try to stay warm.
Metal venetian blinds certainly give you a wide range of colours to choose from, these vivacious shades really looking at their best as the metal blades of the blind take particularly well to the paint finishes.
Brass and bronze effect curtain poles balance well with the assertive earthy tones of the autumn colours.
Modern metal curtain poles in stainless steel and chrome are more in tune with a bright summer décor, the glass finials of this particular pole adding to the airy feel.
Roller blinds are a great and also economical way to grab attention and can easily be changed with the seasons. Just moving a few things around, altering your cushions and blind colours and perhaps some artwork will keep your décor interesting. Spring and summer colours are all about airy freshness and autumn and winter colours are all about cosy comfort.
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