Asked on Mar 6, 2013

Fabric/colour for my valances in my kitchen

Rosemary KenneyMichelle HarbeeC Crow


I would like to change out my valances in my kitchen. Was thinking about a geometric plain fabric that I can put colourful pillows on the chairs and a rug underneath. My local fabric stores don't have much so I wondered if there is any cool patterns on the net that you could suggest. Or, should I go with a colour? I have medium oak cabinets and paint colour is a warm peanut shell colour.
Here are the valances that I currently have
Here are the cabinets... lots of wood in the kitchen. The island is going to be painted BM Buckhorn (darker brown)
And yes, even more cabinets. In the process of changing the hardware as well.
6 answers
  • Cyndi Moore Tippett
    on Mar 7, 2013

    With so much brown and cabinets, I would use a brown and teal/powder blue/taupe color scheme that is popular now. You could go for a yellow/forest green color scheme, too. Actually you could go with almost any color scheme with the neutral colors you have now.

  • Betty-Anne J
    on Mar 7, 2013

    Thanks cyndi

  • Wen1364241
    on Jul 27, 2015

    Hi from Australia. My choice of fabric would be white with a repeat yellow morrocan tile shape pattern. With a plain white pull down roller blind behind.

  • C Crow
    on Jan 16, 2016

    Oh to have so many lovely cabinets! Love to see a photo when you have your new curtains, too.

  • Michelle Harbee
    on Jan 17, 2016

    Your windows would appear much larger without the valances. I would add ceiling to floor curtains on either sides of each window instead.

  • Rosemary Kenney
    on Jan 19, 2016

    I would suggest fabric covered cornices. My daughter just made some for her kitchen/den area. It was her first time. Her husband bought her a table saw and she took it from there! They are beautiful! And she said it was super easy. What a difference they've made....very elegant, too. She's always doing a project and I urge her to put it on Hometalk but she doesn't.

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