S-fold sheer curtains

Grey is the trendy colour in window treatments at the moment, with many moving away from all-white décor to a softer palette of grey.

Grey is definitely the new neutral. More and more of our clients are requesting shades of grey for their curtains, and there are certainly plenty of options available in fabrics & hardware. Greys are wonderful as a backdrop to bolder colours, allowing you to experiment with accent colours in your decorative accessories.

Sheer s-fold curtains with Roman Blind coordinate

LIGHT GREY

Light greys are popular, especially teamed with crisp white or bold black. Always use caution with light greys as every grey has an undertone that can shine through. We’ve seen a lot of people choose the wrong grey and end up with a blue or lilac room. Make sure you know if the greys in your home are ‘cool’ (blue or black-based), or warm (red or yellow-based). Putting cool greys with warm greys can lead to decorating disaster!

Sheer & blockout double s-fold curtains

CHARCOAL

Charcoal has a sophisticated intensity that can add drama and cosiness to a room when used on large windows. Contrary to popular opinion, charcoal sheers do not necessarily darken a room, as light passes through sheer fabrics and in the case of charcoal, can actually create greater visibility to the outside. However, a blockout-lined charcoal fabric will most certainly dominate and must be used carefully so as not to make a room feel like a cave.

S-fold sheer curtains

SILVER

Silver, as with most metallics, are fabulous in creating a luxe feel in your home. It is important to note that silvers can appear to change colour at different times of the day, which must be considered if used over a large area.

As with decorating with white, the key to decorating with greys in the home is layering textures. This gives the space depth & dimension, which will lift the colour beyond its inherent neutrality. Fortunately, there is no shortage of fabulous textures available from gorgeous open weaves to chunky chenilles and napped velvets. If we can’t be bold with our colour choices, then at least we can compensate with daring textures!

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