Archives for January 2016

Blinds for Vertical Openings

Applause® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shade

Applause® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shade

At Window Products in Connecticut, our customers often ask how to handle the large vertical openings such as patio and sliding doors. These days, with new colors, textures, and sizes of the vane, there are more options than ever, including honeycomb styles that coordinate with the horizontal versions and sheers that look great in many areas. Here are a few of the Hunter Douglas offerings: [Read more…]

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Hunter Douglas Duolite™ Feature

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

At Window Products in Connecticut, many of our customers find themselves in the dilemma of wanting to let light in during the day but wanting total darkness at night. Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, has the answer with their unique feature called Duolite™, which controls day and night levels by using two separate fabric panels to provide maximum light control. Or, more simply stated, Duolite™ is two shades in one.

Products With Duolite™

The Duolite™ light and privacy option is available on Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Alustra® Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Applause® Honeycomb Shades, and Pleated Shades. Honeycomb shades provide energy-efficiency properties—the honeycomb construction traps hot or cold air at the window, and they provide superb protection against harmful UV rays. Pleated shades offer modern colors and patterns that will add a lot of charm to any room. You could select a fun opaque fabric for night with a complementary sheer for during the day. [Read more…]

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Using Light in Your Room

Luminette® Privacy Sheers & Silhouette® Window Shadings

Using Light in Your Room

Today, lighting is one of the most changed elements of design we have, and we need to learn “How to Use It.” You can control light with the addition of window treatments. The materials and opacities you select will provide different effects, for example:

  • Blinds with louvers like Heritance® Hardwood Shutters will allow you to tilt the light up or down
  • A semi-opaque fabric in a Duette® Honeycomb Shade will soften the light
  • The natural fibers used in Provenance® Woven Textures will filter light gently

At Window Products serving Fairfield County and surrounding areas, we’ll be happy to discuss lighting elements and how your window treatment choices can impact them. [Read more…]

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PANTONE Color Matching and Forecasting

Pantone Shutter GuyDesigners and graphic artists were lacking a tool that could be used universally to ensure consistent color selection every time, so in 1963, Pantone established the first color matching system, referred to as the Pantone Matching system or simply PMS system. Today, Pantone is the main reference tool for all industries when they work to match colors and forecasted hues. And recently, they announced that, for the first time ever, a forecasted color is inspired by characters straight from the big screen.

Entertainment’s Minions

The playful yellow of character-branded Minions from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise is now called Pantone “Minion” Yellow. The custom Pantone Minion Yellow color will be included in the next color addition in the Fashion, Home+ Interiors color palette. If you’re looking to add the forecasted color—or any other shade—to your home, work with Window Products serving Connecticut. We’ll be happy to help. [Read more…]

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