Window Covering Design Trends 2013
It is the beginning of 2013 and we are entering the begining of the spring refresh season which means that it is time for the roundup of window coverings, blinds, drapery and colours for the new year.
Popular Blind and Drapery Styles
Roman Blinds and Shades
These blinds are a cross between the function of a blind and the fabric and style of drapery. Whether a solid or a pattern these are sure to be in style for years to come. The most important things to remember is scale, colour and if using a pattern to make sure that it the fabric repeat is adhered to.
Ripplefold Drapery and Ripplefold Sheers
Ripplefold is an extremely popular design trend this year. The clean drapery pleat and tight curtain stack allow for easy traversing and an uncluttered finish. This form of drapery is being used by us in Toronto extensively especially in condominum drapery. We have done several condominium lobbies with this type of drapery in sheer fabrics.
Ripplefold Drapery and its window blind cousin the Luminette are great choices for any place where a modern drapery treament is needed.
Colour Q1 2013
Gemtones and Bright is In
This years European design shows bring us the introduction of Gemtones including emerald Pantone's color this year, rubies and other bright colours.
The Pantone Colour institute has put out the colour report for 2013 with a focus on bright colours with a grounding in "earthiness"
My favorite is the Glamour Palette which combines dark "50 Shades of Grey" with hot rich red, cobalt blues and crisp whites.
Wrap Up 2013
This year has some real new exciting design trends I personally haven't been this excited since brown became the new black.