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2 Ways To Complement Your Designer Curtains With Accent Colours

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complement your designer curtains with accent colors

Here are some tips from our fabric wholesaler charles parsons interiors on how to complement your curtains with accent colours!

Accent colours are a staple in any interior designer's arsenal. They work a treat when it comes to creating a cohesive look, because this single line of colour placed strategically around the room brings harmony and unison to the space. Because of this, picking a single accent colour and introducing it in creative ways around a room can really help the decor shine.

curtains and accent colours

Of course, with so much importance placed on an accent hue, and with such a kaleidoscopic range of colours to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down to just one single accent. This is where your designer curtains can come to the rescue.

Why designer curtains are ideal accents

Curtains are a block of colour in any room, especially when they are drawn closed. Even better, because curtains are based near the perimeter of a room along the windows, they become a default background to the room's furniture and decorative objects. Due to these reasons, curtains are a great inspiration for your accent colour.

Here are two sophisticated and stylish ways to bring out the colour of your curtains with accent items dotted around the room.

1) Place accent colours using the 60-30-10 rule

This rule is a favourite within colour theory and interior design education. In a nutshell, it involves 60 per cent of a dominant colour, 30 per cent of a secondary colour and 10 per cent of an accent colour. Your walls would count as the dominant tone, while furniture upholstery and carpets the secondary. Accent hues should only cover 10 per cent of the room for ideal balance.

Once you have picked your curtain fabric, keep a lookout for the curtain's primary colour in decorative objects such as vases and candle stands while you are browsing homeware stores. Don't overdo the accent so it stays within the 10 per cent rule. Place them on coffee tables as vases, as cushions against the sofa or as the frame for your family photographs hung on the walls.

orange curtain as the accent colour

An orange curtain is used as the accent colour inspiration for the rest of the room. 

2) Introduce the accent through a contrasting trim along the curtain

Elle Decor recommends turning your curtain design itself into an ode to accent colours by adding a contrasting trim to neutral-toned textiles. For instance, designer Steven Gambrel created beige curtains with a cobalt blue trim inspired by a naval uniform for his Manhattan townhouse's living room.

You can custom design your own curtain pattern using Charles Parsons' extensive range of commercial textiles. In this way, you can pre-plan your accent colour by adding it as a trim.

Charles Parsons Interiors is one of the largest and most diverse fabric wholesalers in Australia and New Zealand. For more information on their collections and more tips on how to select your fabrics head to www.charlesparsonsinteriors.com.au


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