How to select the right colour of curtains for white walls

Curtains can totally change the look and feel of a space. Here are our top tips for choosing curtains to coordinate with white walls.

Curtains can totally change the look and feel of a space, so it’s important to consider some options before deciding. And when it comes to rooms with white walls, you have plenty of options. If you’re looking for some inspiration to figure out what colour curtains will go with your white walls, here are some of our suggestions.

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White on white

Sometimes less really is more and choosing white curtains for white walls keeps a room feeling bright and airy. Of course, it does depend on the style of your furniture as a room that’s fully awash in white and other pale shades can end up feeling a bit sterile. If you have bold or dark coloured furniture, white curtains can be a great way to introduce a lighter tone in an area that is less likely to get spilt on or stained.

NOTE: when choosing the right shade of white, it’s important to pay attention to the undertones of the white on your walls. Pay attention to how they look throughout the day in different levels of light and keep an eye out for warm or cool undertones.

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Bring in some texture

A textured curtain is a great way to soften up white walls and bring in some interest without needing to go too extreme. Linen, wool or cotton in lighter shades or a tone-on-tone woven material are all lovely options to bring some texture to a room.

Get moody

You can also go to the other end of the spectrum and go with dark curtains with white walls. This look provides plenty of contrast and creates a focal point in the room, especially if the curtains are framing up a beautiful piece of furniture. You don’t need to go fully black, but a deep navy or charcoal isn’t quite as harsh and will still create a cosy, moody feel in the room.

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Go wild

A bold floral or leafy pattern can bring a bit of nature inside and feel lively in a white room and feel both moody and bright.

Be bright and bold

Put some liveliness into the room with bold blocky colours. Check out the latest colour trends from Pantone and Dulux for inspiration. And if you like the idea but you’re not quite ready to go this bold, try a pattern that incorporates the colour you like.

We hope you’ve found this information helpful.