How to Choose The Right White (Blinds)

Most customers want to make a safe, timeless choice for their windows and choosing white blinds or shades is a surefire way to do that. (A professional designer said)

"You may love your purple walls now, but make a safer choice and match your window coverings to the white trim, not the walls. That way you can change your wall color in a few years without shelling out for new window coverings."

We encourage most customers to follow this advice and keep the windows neutral and bring in color with accessories.

Many of you take this strategy to heart because out of 100s of color options, almost all of our customers go with white.

How to Choose White Blinds to Match Your Room?

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So we've got you sold on white blinds - but if you've ever chosen paint colors, you know that there's not just one white. We've got a few strategies to help you choose the white that's right for your room.

1.Understand Undertones

One white by itself may look like a true white, but as soon as you compare it to other white options, you'll see which one has more blue, brown, pink or green hues. These are called undertones.

To find undertones, compare your colors to a sheet of white printer paper. The difference in tones will be more obvious.


To decide which one is right for you, look at your room to see which color is most prevalent and you want to highlight. Choose a white with that undertone to match.

If you have mostly cool-toned décor ( grey, blue and green) you'll want to go with a white that has cool undertones or it will look yellowed and old. Vice versa, if your décor is warm (browns, reds and oranges) you need a white with matching undertones or it will look too cold and clinical.

Even if you don't fully understand the color theory behind undertones, our next steps will make it foolproof to make the right choice. Your room was built from three parts, floors, walls and ceiling. So when you want to choose right colors for your blinds, please pay attention on these three parts.

2. Order Samples

The key to choosing the right white is to see colors in person, next to your décor - not trying to guess what will work based on your computer screen. You cannot judge the real color of the different factory, and different machine, different fabric made different blinds, the best way is that ask the samples from the seller.

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3. Compare Samples

Try a few samples at home. Affix window blind samples to your walls or windows (some of ours come with convenient suction cups to use on windows) and see how they look next to your wall colors, furniture fabrics, and accent pieces. Take your time during this step. Depending on the hour, your samples may look different. Warm morning light, direct bright afternoon rays, and the reddish hues of the setting sun all have slightly different visual effects on colors. You’ll know that you’ve hit on the right shade of white when the sample looks good in every kind of natural and artificial lighting over a 24-hour (or longer) period.

4. Match Your Trim

 If all of the samples look nearly identical, one fail-safe way to choose the right color is to match your home's trim (which is often white). Your future white blinds and your existing trim both function as accented architectural details that play well off each other. Hold your samples to your trim instead of your walls to pick the closest match.

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5. Get Help from Designers

If you're still stuck, designers are very familiar with our color options and can make expert recommendations for what will look best in your home. Once you've used the tape up method, take a photo and send it to your customer service for advice.

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