Few people when designing cellular shades try to understand the role of color in the construction of the blinds. With colors, it is possible to accentuate certain aspects as well as nullify other points of the roman shades with its proper use and approach. It would be wrong to consider that there are definite rules that would lay out how color has to be used and it is more of the application of the individual designer that decides the outcome most of the time.

Creating the contrasting shades

Often an attempt to build strong contrasts to tones does serve the function of calling attention to the window shades more than anything else. People are attracted to the sharp divisions that contrasting colors or shades produce and it has to do with the way light gets to fall on a fabric material done in such a manner.

A simple way to have contrasting colors is to use tie strings which can stand out when seen in the backdrop of the curtain material as a whole. This would bring about strong lines to be formed on the curtain material which not only is attractive to look at but rather an uncommon approach to doing the blinds too.

Using soothing hues

An excellent method to smooth out the appearance of a roman styled window shade is to use light soothing color hues at the edges to the shades as it meets the walls of the room. This creates a comfortable looking transition area around the edges of the cellular shades, and this does point to the extent of understanding that the designer has of his field of work.

It is possible to use light colors to disguise the lines formed by the supporting wires that run through the fabric of the cellular shades. By compensating sufficiently to conceal or camouflage out the straight lines formed by the passage of the cables, it is possible to in effect disguise the wires. This is bound to create the right impression in people as this is not often attempted in the construction of the cellular shades.

Using checks in the shade fabric

Checks or plaids have been particularly expressive in a number of applications but to be fair, it has not had the same effect in the construction of roman cellular shades. Often the need to blend into the surrounding color schemes makes this sort of patterns on the curtain material somewhat undesirable. However, there are occasions, even if it is on the rarer side when a checked pattern can be very useful in calling attention to the cellular shades.


Most good designers who do work with cellular window shades use colors and their shades each in an individual style rather than follow a rule as such. If there is a particular style that the customer has in mind, the right approach would be to locate the right designer who has had prior experience working in similar situations or comparable ones.

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