For years, Window Treats customers here in New Jersey have loved the vast selection of window fashions that Hunter Douglas offers. With numerous colors, fabrics, and styles to choose from, there’s a window treatment to fit any décor and any home. And Hunter Douglas continues to produce new options, including their new Sonnette™ cellular roller shades. To see this or any other Hunter Douglas option in person, speak with a trained specialist today. [Read More…]
At Window Treats serving Holmdel, we know that many of our customers feel overwhelmed when they try to introduce new color to their homes. That’s why we’re always happy to help share tips and tricks to finding and using the colors they love. One way to learn about new colors is to follow the chosen Color of the Year. Read on to learn more!
Past Colors of the Year
Each year, the Pantone Color Institute predicts what will be the trending color for the year. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” noted Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. Here are some of the colors that were popular in years past:
- Character-Inspired. In 2015, for the first time ever, Pantone color system based a color on a movie franchise: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me. They used their playful yellow to coin “Minion” Yellow, a color designed to lift our moods and environment.
- 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. In 2016, the Color Institute offered up not just one but TWO trending forecasted colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity, known for their calm and peaceful approach, were forecasted to replicate how we would want to feel in the following months.
- 2017: Greenery. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, this yellow-green, snow pea color “is the color of hopefulness and of our connection to nature.”
- 2018: Ultra Violet. Provocative, visionary, and a symbol of unconventionality, Ultra Violet has always been considered a mystical or spiritual color.
Remember that you can add as little or as much color as you’d like—in anything from wall paint to window treatments to throw pillows. But choose your color wisely. As you can see from the list above, trends come and go. If you find that you’ve fallen in love with a past color of the year, don’t be afraid to use it even today. It’s your home, and you need to choose colors you’ll love to see day in and day out.
Color Choices in the Middletown, Holmdel New Jersey Area
Window Treats, Inc., is a service-oriented business specializing in custom blinds, shades, shutters, draperies, top treatments and window treatment motorization options.
We serve residential and commercial customers throughout New Jersey including Middletown, Holmdel, Rumson, Colts Neck, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Long Branch, Elberon, Deal, Shrewsbury, Allenhurst, Spring Lake, Jersey Shore, and all of Monmouth County, NJ.
Offering great natural light and views to the outdoors, large glass expanses such as window walls and sliding glass doors deserve window treatments that enhance their benefits. That’s why Hunter Douglas makes vertical blinds that are as beautiful as they are functional—they come in countless colors, materials, and textures and offer room-darkening options as well as protection from UV rays and privacy. To see the full line of options available, speak with a trained professional at Window Treats serving Middletown today. [Read More…]
Designer roller and screen shades from Hunter Douglas can add style to any room. They offer numerous benefits, and combine both form and function. At Window Treats serving Holmdel, our customers often choose roller and screen shades as the best solution for beauty and design. If you’ve been looking for new window treatments for your home, speak consult with one of our specialists to determine whether roller and screen shades might be right for your needs. [Read More…]
Although fall has just begun, temperatures are falling fast. There’s no time like the present to look even further ahead to winter. Although it may not be the most pleasant of thoughts, the reality is that the ground will soon freeze and you’ll be able to see your breath when you’re out in the open air. When we’re indoors, we rely heavily on our heating system to make our home comfortable. Unfortunately, that can have some negative consequences, like sky-high energy bills and a deviation from our dedication to a green lifestyle. However, having automated window blinds may help solve some of those issues by supporting your HVAC system. Here’s how.
Mainly, it’s important to note that motorized blinds will keep the heat inside. If you want to make your home more comfortable and save some money, you need to rely on furnishings to keep the heat indoors. Draperies alone can actually reduce room heat loss by 10% during the wintertime, as heat tends to escape through those windows. But if you forget to shut the blinds at the optimal time of day, you won’t be able to retain the heat or save energy in the process.
Automated window blinds make that process a cinch. You can program them to adjust at specific times of the day to ensure the heat stays in when you need it most. Since wintertime brings about shorter daylight hours, this feature comes in extremely handy. By utilizing the features of your motorized window blinds, you can set it and forget it — and your heating system won’t have to work nearly as hard. Ultimately, that means you’ll end up saving money each month and your HVAC system will last longer (another source of savings for the long term).
When you use automated window blinds, you won’t have to consciously consider how you’re going to save money every month. Instead, you can rely on these automatic adjustments to save you time, money, and energy. In the warmer months, these same features can ensure you don’t spend too much on your air conditioning bills. But this winter, you can keep your home warm and cozy while reducing your reliance on your home heating system.
To find out more about how our blinds can help you save money and energy while keeping your home more comfortable, please contact us today.