Summer’s here and although white blind slats and cream blind slats are the most common choice due to them being neutral, we thought we’d give you some inspiration to try something a little more daring when choosing replacement vertical blind slats.
The beauty of replacement blind slats is that they are cheap and as such you can afford to easily change them as you mood (or colour scheme) changes. You can even keep your existing blind slats and maybe have a vibrant colour for summer and may be have a set of more sober coloured blind slats for winter. Click on any of the photos below to find out the prices of the blind slats featured in this review.
Bold coloured blind slats
We wrote an article about this years blind slat colours on one of our sister websites earlier in the year in which we disclosed that this years colours were tipped to be orange, lime and rosy red. Not only are you seeing these colours in the high street but also in interior design. What better way to accessorise than with new coloured blind slats?
These replacement blind slats would really bring a lift to any room of the house, They would look fantastic in a conservatory, dining room or even an office! Can you imagine the energy that these fantastic citrus coloured blind slats would bring to your office or shop?
If these colours are a little to bold or energetic for you then lets take a look at some more.
Pastel Blind Slats
For pastel alternatives to the usual cream and white replacement slats why not consider a dusky pale pink? Pink vertical blind slats are ideal not just for girls bedrooms but also in any area of the home or office where you want serenity, femininity and calm. These pink blind slats from the bermuda range are a lovely self coloured plain blind slat fabric that wont crowd the senses but will lend a delicate touch of warmth and sensuality to any room.
If pink really isn’t your thing then how about a very chic looking coffee colour blind slat? Coffee or tan or whatever you care to call it is perhaps the most popular colour after white or cream. It’s depth makes it less bland than the others without it standing out. It’s still a very neutral colour and coffee vertical blind slats will go with almost any colour scheme too. This fabric is from our Galaxy range and is a self patterned plain fabric with a slight mottle effect.
Grey vertical blind slats are another colour that again will pretty much go with any decor. The paler the grey the more colour schemes it will blend with. In the office grey seems to give a sense of purpose whilst in the home it blends well with black and chrome furniture and clean crisp colour schemes. This particular grey blind slat is again from the Bermuda range and is a plain grey flat weave fabric. Like the other blind slats we’ve reviewed here it can be sponge cleaned.
Patterned vertical blind slats
Other than the self coloured patterned vertical blind slats that you will have seen on most blind slat websites there are one or two quite exclusive fabrics too. This for instance is Chatsworth, a black and white vertical blind slat fabric that because of its primary colours will still blend with most colour schemes and will add a touch of decadence to any room. Use in a lounge, dining room, bedroom or any room where you want that special look from your blinds. These blind slats are available like the others above in 3.5 inches or 89mm and can also be sponged clean.
127mm Vertical Blind Slats – 5 inch
If you have 5 inch or 127mm blind slats then your choice is narrowed somewhat. Most blind slat fabric weavers make 3.5 inch blind fabrics these days as that is what the market seems to demand. These slimmer fabrics don’t take up as much window cill space as the 5 inch. Fear not however, there are still a few nice 5 inch blind slats available.
Lilac replacement blind slats are very dramatic. Shown at the top of the page in a bathroom setting these blind slats look more dramatic than any other colour that we’ve looked at here. These 5 inch vertical blind slats in lilac are a stitch-bond fabric meaning that you can machine wash them (if you follow the manufacturers instructions) and so these replacement vertical blind slats lend themselves to a variety of applications including kitchens and bathrooms. Maybe not everyones cup of tea but this fabric got a thumbs up from everyone in our office, both male and female alike!
And as we’ve already mentioned pink vertical blind slats it seemed only fair to finish with a 5 inch replacement blind slat in pink. This time a little darker, Matrix pink is a 5 inch vertical blind slat with a slight random pattern. If you are after replacing your vertical blind slats with something in between neutral and bold then this particular blind slat may just be for you. As already mentioned Pink is such a warm colour and as replacement blind slats they will work well in many rooms. This particular blind slat has been reduced in price considerably. Click the image for more details.