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Which curtains will keep a room cool? Black or White?

Choosing the right curtain fabric is just as important as selecting the curtain colour. The curtain colours have an effect on the aura of the room and the thermal energy as well. Since colours have an effect on the aura of people, it positively affects the temperature of the room as well. Although not that strong, but it still somehow influences it. Black and white are the colours that you might be wondering about which colour will give your room a cooler temperature. Well, the answer is white curtain colours keep the room cooler than a black coloured curtain fabric because the colour white reflects the thermal energy and black absorbs it. Still, it is important to consider the thickness of the fabric as well.

Cool Room Picture In Black

Black vs White Curtains
There are pros and cons for both curtains despite their colours and effect on the room temperature. If you are looking for a curtain colour that will give your room a cooler temperature, then go for the white curtain, but it is important to consider the thickness of the fabric because the thickness affects how the colour can make the room cool.

White Curtains
Pros: White curtains never go out of style! They make the room feel bigger and gives the illusion of a wider space. They are usually made with lighter fabrics, and when installed in a room, they fall and flow smoothly and elegantly. White-coloured curtains are easier to be dyed or decorated with just in case you want a different colour or add decorations to the curtain. You can add anything you want with white curtains.

White Fabric Picture

Cons: The disadvantages of white curtains, on the other hand, is that its colour is hard to maintain over time. The colour can fade and turn darker, especially when the colour is not maintained. The dirt in the curtain is also visibly seen, and they get dirty quickly, which is why they need to be cleaned regularly. Some people prefer the edge of their white curtains untouching with the floor to prevent the hem of the curtain from being dirty.

Black Curtains
Pros: If your room or house has is spacious, and you want it to visually shrink, black curtains give the room an illusion of a smaller space and make the room look and feel cosy. Black curtains make the room look romantic and dramatic. It also does not easily give attention to dirt, so cleaning doesn’t need to be done regularly.

Black Curtain Fabric

Cons: Small rooms aren’t compatible with black curtains because it can make the room look smaller

Black curtains look better in spacious rooms while white curtains are suitable for both big and smaller spaces. White curtains also make the room cooler than black curtains, but the thickness of the fabric still needs to be considered. If you want to make your room look elegant and feel cooler, then opt for a white curtain by purchasing it from the Yorkshire Fabric Shop! You can always order your curtain material online or call the team on 01924 728 753, and they'd be more than happy to help. 


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