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Black Shutters and Dark Neutral Window Fashions

Black may not be the first color that comes to mind when picking out new window treatments, but maybe it should be. As a neutral, black goes with almost anything, it can anchor other colors and design elements in a room, and it’s a great way to put a modern twist on traditional window treatments like black shutters. 

Additionally, the color black is uniquely suited for window treatments. Dark elements look best under bright light. To ensure the pieces don’t look gloomy; so, it’s natural to pair dark colors with lighting elements like a black lampshade on a desk lamp or black shutters on a window. The bold color also draws the eye to it bringing attention to the window and thus outside, creating an effect that helps rooms feel more expansive and open. So next time you’re considering new shutters or shades for your home, consider the many benefits of black window treatments.

Silhouette® Window Sheers near Richardson, Texas (TX) other window fashions in dark neutral tones


Plantation shutters are one of the most popular window treatments in America because they are durable, excellent for privacy, and have a classic design. For an on-trend twist on this timeless window treatment try black shutters, which have a rich and structured feel with clean straight lines. Hunter Douglas has three styles of plantation shutters (Heritance® Hardwood ShuttersPalm Beach™ Polysatin™ ShuttersNewStyle® Hybrid Shutters) available in a variety of colors including shades from the darker side of the neutral palette.


Fabrics can bring depth to interior design, especially drapes and curtains which, if done well, can be considered as much wall art as a window covering. This is especially true when opting for more dramatic drapery styles or when layering drapes with other window treatments like plantation shutters. If you’re worried about black drapes feeling overwhelming balance the room by limiting the amount of black in the rest of the interior. The room will continue to feel spacious, and the window treatment will feel like an artistic focal point.  

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery offers a wide range of high-quality designer fabrics to work with when creating custom window coverings. Drapes and side panels can be custom fit to any window or paired with other window treatments for one-of-a-kind window fashions.


Roman Shades are also available in black or dark-colored fabric. Like with custom black drapery, their style also incorporates the rich element of fabric into the interior design of a room but with cleaner lines than drapes or curtains. Hunter Douglas makes a variety of Roman shades including Vignette® Modern Roman ShadesDesign Studio™ Roman Shades, and the energy-efficient Solera® Soft Shades. To set off black shades in a room use white or light-colored trim around the window to create a crisp contrast that makes dark window treatments pop. 

Sheer shades, like Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings, are another option for black window shades. Their unique design adds depth to a room by utilizing a range of black tones and playing with different levels of light penetration. 

Located near Richardson, Texas, SmartLooks Decor serves Dallas Metroplex and North Dallas areas, including University Park, Plano, Garland, McKinney, Allen, and Frisco, Texas. Come into the Gallery Show Room in Richardson to see the latest Hunter Douglas products or request a consultation today to discuss black shutters, black drapes, or black shades for your home.