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    Window Fashions Color of the Year 2017

    [fa icon="calendar"] Nov 16, 2016 9:37:13 AM / by Dana Hickey

    Dana Hickey

    Comfortex Announces Window Fashion Color of the Year 2017 – Sterling



    The trend of gray continues well into 2017 but the hue takes on a warm patina.  ‘Sterling’ is a classic color that provides a great background – a strong foundation of stability and practicality. It is the balance between dark and light – not taking sides. Sitting on the warm side of gray this color is the perfect neutral - intriguing, calm and quiet. Couple Sterling with coral and blue, to emanate energy in a room. Or use textures and fabrics in the room, such as plants, wooden end tables or a soft drapery treatment to blur the lines between indoors and out.

    Straight from Comfortex’s Color Lux Designer Collection of Cellular & Roller Shades, Sterling is one of 800 colors you can choose from in a window shade. The Color Lux Cellular and Roller shade collection has been a huge success for Comfortex, an upstate New York manufacturer of window fashions celebrating 30 years in business. The Color Lux color stories were developed by color expert Kate Smith, and with Kate’s guidance combined with Comfortex market research, we were able to make our selection for color of the year.

    “Homeowners continue to be drawn towards neutral colors for their home yet they are looking for hues that are more complex and sophisticated than simply white or tan. Step forward Sterling a timeless, modern neutral ready to set the stage for style in 2017 and beyond. A perfectly balanced hue, Sterling works equally well in both warm and cool color schemes.” says color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color (

    The versatility of this shade lends itself to coordinate with any mood you wish to set. Sterling with brown, yellow or red is warm and cozy. Mix it with cream, silver or taupe to create a refined, quiet space. Sterling is a color that can go with many different décor styles from traditional to modern. The Grateful Dead summed it up best when they said, “Every silver linings got a touch of grey.”

    Learn more about Comfortex’s Color Lux Designer collection including the color Sterling at or by contacting your local Comfortex dealer. 


    Topics: Window Blinds, window fashion, Color, Home, Decor

    Dana Hickey

    Written by Dana Hickey

    Marketing Manager at Comfortex WIndow Fashions