Special thanks to Debra Dunham, a former ABC Blind & Drapery designer of 15 years, who came out of retirement to give current designers Britt and Kelly a special class in custom draperies.  We’re inviting you to listen in on their class!  This is the sixth video in the series. 

How to choose curtain color for custom drapery.

A very handy tip on how to choose curtain color can be found in this video.  Bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home with this tip.

Choosing drapery colors can be a matter of taste. If you want the color of your curtains to blend with your interior, then choose colors that have the same tones as your walls. However, they should usually be a little darker. Furthermore, when drapes and walls are the same color, a room can look more spacious than it actually is.

Conversely, if you want your drapery to stand out or pop, choose a contrasting or an opposite color.  Creating a strong contrast between your wall and curtain colors can renders a dramatic effect.


This type window gets built in the modern houses. It gets built in the high end houses as well. You know, the look is the same once it’s finished. It’s absolutely beautiful. This is just a common drapery fabric. One thing that I … If things are neutral inside, one of the prettiest colors you can do if they have this really beautiful landscaping or outdoor living space out here is work into the greens and bring that outside indoors. It’s just a stunning look when you open their front door and walk in. It is definitely a wow. It’s like the best dress anybody has on. Next we’re going to talk about pleat styles.