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Wheatfield color palette

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Every year the color experts announce the color of the year. You can check out Pantone, who the industry regards as the authority on color, to see the 2016 colors of the year. But the best expert to select the color for your home is you. Let’s talk about that process.

There is no right or wrong. It’s what you like and what makes you feel warm, comfortable, excited and at home!

The first step is to find your inspiration piece.



This could be:

  • A rug
  • A piece of artwork
  • Your drapery fabric
  • A photograph from a trip to Italy

Whatever you do, pick your inspiration piece first. Everything else you do in the room will be dictated by the color scheme of that inspiration piece.

I, Kim Lyon custom window fashions expert, personally love color. I like the challenge of going into someone else’s home, seeing their inspiration piece and trying to translate that into the room to feel the way they want to feel.

I’ve gathered a few resources here so you can see what others have done with color. I want to show you how to choose color combinations that express your design tastes for custom window treatments in Cincinnati.

Pinterest. There is no shortage of ideas here. I’ve created a color palate board, but you can find hundreds of them from people all over the world. Be sure to share your inspiration piece with me in the comments or on my Facebook Page. I love to see what others have done.

Just to make you feel better, and realize it’s easy for anyone to trip up, take a look at this site that shows decorating fails. We hope you don’t have pictures like this to share… but if you do we’ll look and laugh with you!

Having trouble selecting the perfect color for custom shades or custom curtains and draperies for your home? Contact us today and enjoy our shop at home service, where I’ll bring the color options to you in the comfort of your home.

Lastly, here are some articles we’ve posted in the past where you can see some fabulous color combinations.

Custom Bedding and Mixing Fabrics

Allure: Modern Style and Fabulous Light Control