Made to Measure Dark Coloured Roller Blinds

When should I use dark coloured Roller Blinds in a room?

Light colours are expansive and airy, making rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colours are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance. Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

When should I use dark coloured Roller Blinds in a room?

Light colours are expansive and airy, making rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colours are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance.

Whichever colour your choose, our luxury roller blinds can offer a distinguished look wherever they are fitted. 

If you use a darker tone on the blinds with lighter walls, this will emphasise the structure and architecture of a room. Dark Fabrics can create a dark, moody and glamorous room, offering a sense of calm for a truly relaxed environment. Not only do they often create a cosier, more comforting atmosphere than some of their lighter counterparts. Dark coloured blinds work very well in spacious interiors or high-ceilinged rooms to visually shrink the space and give it a cosier vibe.

A lot of richly pigmented tones have a sophisticated, almost luxurious feel to them and are a good choice for creating a welcoming and intimate interior scheme.

If you have dark fabrics, you can also consider making the walls dark too, then you will need to introduce lighter tones and colours with upholstery and paintings. Dark colours recede.

Our most dramatic dark colours are Winter grey (a very dark printed grey, almost black in colour), Charcoal grey, Plum, Reindeer brown, Cranberry red, Light Lichen green, and Cornflower blue.

The Winter colour adds drama to any room, as seen in Up the Garden Path. 

Our lovely dark and warm Charcoal comes in Gypsy Garland, Branching Out, Little Fern, Sepals and Petals, Flora and Fauna, and Plain Linen Union.

Plum purple can be used as curtains for a darker feature in the room as seen in the May Blossom and Fruit Garden, both with hints of Kale green in the design which you can integrate in the room as an extra colour for piping etc.

Reindeer brown is on a Scandinavian Woven fabric where the colours are woven into the wave, as opposed to dye. It includes Raspberry red in the vertical stripes, making it really striking as curtains.

Cranberry Red can be understated as a dark colour, but add them as curtains in your room and they'll soon stand out. Designs include Cow Parsley and Acorn and Leaf.

Light Lichen is an indulgent dark green, a beautiful backdrop to your room as curtains. Up the Garden Path, Fern and Dragonfly, and Little Fern are all great curtain choices.  

Cornflower blue is a bit of a softer dark colour you could consider for curtains, with the main designs being Gypsy Garland, Cow Parsley, Sow and Scatter, Stripe and Dash, and Plain Dotty.

Pros for choosing Roller Blinds:

Here are the key benefits of choosing roller blinds for windows around your home; 

GREAT FOR INSIDE A RECESS – Roller Blinds are a great option if you want to install a blind inside a recess because they are really easy to fit, lightweight, practical, easily adjustable with beaded chains (or ivory cord), and visually very stylish.

PELMETS - if you have your blind inside a recess, you can choose to have a smart, perfectly pattern matched pelmet that covers the roll at the top revealing the reverse lining; this is approximately 11 cm deep. It has revolutionised the use of Roller Blinds, making them much more attractive and usable in all rooms of a house!

MAXIMUM LIGHT – if you want to allow in as much natural light as possible, Roller Blinds may be the better option over Roman Blinds. With Roller Blinds, the fabric rolls up at the top of your window and will take up about 9 cm of space.

CENTRAL PULL – with a Roller Blind you can have a centre pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink. This comes with an ivory coloured cord and wooden acorn.

LOWER MAINTENANCE – once you have pulled up a Roman Blind you sometimes have to handle the folds as they can get caught in the cords, you don’t have this problem with Roller Blinds. It is just one piece of fabric that is adjusted with either a continuous beaded chain to either the left or right hand side of the blind, or as previously mentioned, a centre pull.

TREATMENT OPTIONS - We offer three different finishings on our Roller Blinds: Laminate, Blackout, and Processed. The laminated backing is a lining bonded onto the face of the fabric (no lamination takes place to the face fabric). Blackout is an off-white lining, which again is bonded to the fabric but is ideal for privacy. And Processed is just the fabric on its own with that has a clear stiffening spray applied to it for rigidness.

STYLISH IN DESIGN - You have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the finished look of your Roller Blind. In addition to a pelmet, you can also add a 5 cm contrasting bottom border. Any of our other fabrics can be used for this, for example Gypsy Garland in Dove, with a bottom border in Stockholm Stripe - Dove, Winter. You could also opt for a Plain Linen Union in Saffron border instead, to go with the Gypsy, depending on the other colours in your room. The choice is yours to coordinate as you see fit!

Also if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a roller blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm.

Try choosing between roller blinds, curtains or roman blinds for the pros and cons of each if you're still undecided. 

You can order your Made to Measure Blinds, Curtains, Cushions and more, straight from our website. Our guide how to measure for roller blinds will help you accurately measure your windows for blinds.

Fit your roller blinds with ease, follow our roller blind fitting instructions.

All these fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union and are suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, lampshades and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

How to measure up for your Roller Blind:

Inside a window recess

 Width: Measure the width of the recess from the left to the right (see E on the diagram) 

Length: Measure from the top of the recess to the bottom (see E on the diagram)

YOU ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH THE FULL RECESS MEASUREMENT - the maker will allow for the rolling mechanism when making the blinds (There will be a gap of about 1.5cm between the fabric and the recess wall which will allow some light through, even with a blackout lining)

Outside a window recess

Width: Measure the outside of the window recess (see F on diagram) and add at least 5cms on each side to minimise any light leaking through. 

Length: Measure from the required position above the window (we recommend adding at least 5cm), to the length you require (see F on the diagram)

This also applies to blinds that will be fitted to the outside of a door recess, we only need the width and length that you would like the finished blind to be.

Please note that if your roller blind is outside the recess, we have to allow for the mechanism at either side of the roller blind, which is usually 1.5cm each side. For example, if you want the fabric width of your blind to measure 100cm, you need to specify this upon placing your order as 'finished fabric width', otherwise our makers will assume it is the recess width, and cut the fabric down to 97cm with the remaining 3cm for the mechanism, i.e. 100cm full fabric width + 3cm for mechanism, making the final recess width 103cm.

 Your Roller blinds will be delivered complete with hanging instructions and fittings.