How to do perfect pastels for your curtains and blinds from Norwich Sunblinds

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A quick glance in homeware shops or a flick through the fashion or interior design pages of a magazine is all you need to see what is happening colour wise this Autumn. Mingling with the warm berry shades, charcoal tones and rich velvet fabrics are a host of pastel colours from blush pink to pale pistachio. With the turning back of the clocks, perhaps you are not ready to welcome the colder weather and darker days yet. Pastels are the ideal way to lighten your home and work especially well in blinds and curtains. Why not pop into a Norwich Sunblinds showroom to pick out your perfect pastel shade?

7 ways to do pastel inspired blinds and curtains from Norwich Sunblinds

One of the biggest home trends for 2018 is here to stay, with pastel colours like powder blue, lilac, mint, blush pink and sherbet lemon finding their way into our home décor. Here’s our take on how to perfect the pastel look, whether it’s pink bedroom curtains or lilac bathroom blinds, you can use these tones to create a variety of looks and effects.

  1. 1. Lighten darker colours

A key interiors colour trend for Autumn/Winter is virtually the polar opposite of pastels.  Alongside the home furnishings in candy and sherbet shades you’ll also find charcoal, dark brown, navy and black. Pastels work well with dark colours, with one enhancing the other. A pink or lilac roller blind paired with a chocolate sofa creates a real style statement. Visit our showrooms in Attleborough or Norwich Lanes to discover the pastel that works for your home.

Make a style statement with a pastel roller blind combined with a darker sofa

Bright pink roller blinds in living room

Roller blind in Peony fabric from Louvolite

On-trend pastel winter florals look gorgeous on a dark backdrop

Speak to the Norwich Sunblinds team today about fabric choices

Roman blinds above a kitchen sink in pastel monkey pattern against a dark grey background

2 – Powder blue blinds and curtains from Norwich Sunblinds: Go for the colour of the season

Powder blue might be everywhere at the moment but this colour is a classic and will not date. It is also a versatile shade, will work for your bathroom blinds or bedroom curtains. There are various options, you can go for a pattern or a block colour, depending on your décor. We can visit you in your home to suggest fabrics that will work for you. We measure up and do the fitting for you, it all starts with an in-home design consultation.

Your curtains will be made to measure in Norfolk by Norwich Sunblinds craftspeople

Powder blue floral curtains, fabric by iLiv

Subtle powder blue roller blind, ideal for a home office or bedroom

pale blue roller blind

Fabric from RAirwin

3 – Be cool with blinds and curtains in ice cream colours

Think delicious ice cream and sorbet shades – cool pastels and vanilla. These fresh colours work well in any room, try pairing cushions in complementary pastel tones. If your blinds are in a block colour, use decorative prints as a contrast and to add vibrancy to your room. Need a little bit of help on the design front or have a few ideas but not sure what will suit your home? Visit us in one of our showrooms or arrange an in-home design consultation. Our expert team will work with you to bring your ideas to life.

Bright Peppermint coloured roller blind in living room

A cool ice cream shade is just perfect for any room
Roller blind in Peppermint Carnival fabric by Louvolite

 

4 – Pastel blinds and grey interiors, the perfect pairing

Grey is now firmly established as the new neutral. A slightly edgy alternative to the more traditional beige tones used in our soft furnishings and home décor. Pastel colours work well with greys, providing a fresh contrast. If you have a grey sofa and armchair, adding pastel accessories and blinds or curtains makes a real style statement.

Grey sofa and pastel pleated blinds

The grey sofa and pastel blinds provide a perfect contrast
Pleated blinds in shot silk mineral fabric from Louvolite

Vanilla coloured roller blinds

Pastels and grey, a gorgeous combination
Vanilla roller blinds in Causeway fabric from RA Irwin work well with pale grey walls

5 – Pastel prints add interest to a room

Express your style with a fabric in a decorative pattern or a subtle design, from pretty florals to graphic prints. Sorbet shades in lilac, pale yellow and blush pink offer a more restful alternative to bold colours, while still allowing you to put your own personal stamp on your interior décor. For a pop of colour, you can even add a bright into the mix.

Here at Norwich Sunblinds, as an independent family business, we can bring you a wide variety of fabric designs from some of the leading providers in home furnishings. We can even create the soft furnishings to complete your look. You can experience the designs for yourself in our showrooms or during an in-home design consultation.

cushions in gold and pastel shades on a cream background

Express your style with a pastel print, Graphica fabric by Clarke & Clarke
Ask us about creating the cushions to match your curtains or blinds

 

Pastel coloured fabric samples

6 – Pastels and white: a contemporary mix

For those who opt for white in their home décor, a neutral colour with a contemporary feel, pastel colours are the ideal choice for soft furnishings. A white wall or white sofa will make a blush pink, sherbet lemon or pale peppermint really stand out. During an in-home consultation you can see samples of our fabrics and chat through ideas for colours schemes with a Norwich Sunblinds expert.

lilac venetian blind

A purple venetian blind stands out for all the right reasons against a white backdrop

7 – Use pastels to set the mood

Pastels such as aqua blue, mint green and pale pink can introduce a sense of calm to a room as well as a subtle pop of colour. Pale yellow vanilla tones are ideal for living room blinds or bedroom curtains, can create a relaxing ambience. However, though softer than brights such as poppy red and sunflower yellow, do not underestimate pastels, you can make an impact with these colours. Opt for fabrics with a dramatic pattern overlaid or layer fabrics in similar colours in contrasting textures and designs.

Cream pleated blind

Create a calm space with subtle pastel colours
Pleated blind in Bali Linen fabric by Louvolite

Close up of curtains in soft blue pattern on cream background

Create a sense of drama
Curtains in fabric by Voyage Alchemy

Discover your perfect pastels on an in-home design consultation with Norwich Sunblinds.

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