In the world of interior design and window fashion, 2016 is bringing wispy, clean and crisp color palettes featuring…drum roll, please…shades of white!

Color giants like Sherwin-Williams, Glidden and Benjamin Moore have dubbed off-white the color of the year. Paint color names in this family of white shades include Simply White from Benjamin Moore, Ivory Keys from Behr, Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams and Cappuccino White from Glidden. Colors like this can be used together to provide depth and interest, so you don’t feel like you’re living in a stark white world.

Don’t panic thinking that your home needs to be deprived of color! Just the opposite. Shades of bright white and off-white can be used as a contrast to your favorite pops of color to make them even more vivid. We call it intelligent use of “negative space” in a colorful palette. Think of it as the white space necessary to allow the main elements of the composition to shine.

That’s why we’re excited about the endless possibilities with window fashions!

off-white and white draperies

Custom draperies are the perfect way to incorporate this lovely color trend for 2016 into your home decor. At ABC Blind and Drapery, we offer more than 20 lines of custom curtain and drapes, which means we can create the perfect look for your home. Plus, thanks to our customization and hardware, your draperies will be more than just pretty, they will be totally functional. The fabric options boasting stylish combinations of shades of cream, white and off-white are endless. Remember, when we talk about window coverings like draperies, that includes swags, jabots, valances, and pinch-pleats and all of these styles can be lined or unlined on rods ranging from non-decorative, decorative, motorized, or custom welded.

white plantation shutters

At ABC Blind & Drapery we love white window coverings, so this color trend suits us just fine. Nothing beats pristine white plantation shutters when it comes to creating a fresh, timeless interior living space. Plantation shutters are stunning in white, no matter what size room or windows you may have. Since plantation shutters come in 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, or 4 1/2″ louvers and are custom fit to your windows, when you get them in white, they can really transform the look of your home, not to mention the ease and functionality they provide.

roman shades

Roman shades are another great window fashion option for incorporating light, fresh touches into your home decor. One of the reason these shades work so well with trend is because they boast graceful overlapping fabric folds that add unique softness to your windows. It’s easy to compliment a wispy palette with our wide array of  fabrics. You can enhance your living space with 3″, 4″ or 6″ fabric fold sizes that always retain their original shape and fullness. Plus, we can help you pick the perfect hardware for a fully coordinated look.

custom bedding

While we love window fashion, we love custom bedding too. At ABC Blind & Drapery, we can help your transform your bedrooms with up-to-date fabric and trim so they look like gorgeous high-end bedrooms you see in home magazines or upscale hotels. Plus, the options with plush white fabrics and off-white patterns and trims can give you a modern twist that is stylish and livable.

Are you excited about this off-white color trend? Let us know how you’re incorporating it into your decor in the comments section.