You might not believe it, but colours actually do affect the temperature of things. Take for example the colour of your car and its interior. Darker colour vehicles with dark interiors are usually far hotter to get into on a hot day than a lighter colour car.
If you wear dark coloured clothing in the sun then you will get hotter than if you were wearing a white shirt, for example. This is because dark colours absorb and attract heat while lighter colours will not and white, for instance, will actually reflect the heat.
With this in mind it should make sense to choose the colour of décor, such as blinds, in your home accordingly. If you live in a colder climate then choosing dark colours is ideal as they will keep the home warmer.
In our climate, however, we tend to have more hot days than cold so choosing colours that make your home cooler is ideal.
You can easily use your blinds from Image Blinds to control the temperature of your home and often regardless of the colour. Being wise about when you open and close your blinds is a big help. If you want your home to be warmer then opening the blinds to allow the sun in can be useful. However, in the evenings closing them will keep the cool air outside and the warmth inside.
Likewise, keeping blinds closed on hot days to keep the sun out and to trap the cooler air inside is advised, and opening in the evening to allow the cooler evening air to flow in.
Choosing colours that cool
Our highly experienced and trained professionals at Image Blinds will easily be able to guide you in choosing the right colours for your home. You will also be expertly guided in choosing the right colour to achieve your desired temperature result.
Naturally, darker coloured blinds in deep reds, browns and blacks will make the room feel warmer and will attract the sun and trap the heat. If you want to have a ‘cool’ pristine feeling in the room and a cooler environment, then lighter pale colours, white, greens, et cetera, are perfect.
Choosing the right style of blind and colour is important on a whole to add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. A visit to our Image Blinds showroom and a talk with one of our professional staff will help you decide, so come and see us today.