Top integral blind colours of the year

Morley Glass has revealed anthracite as 2023’s most popular customer colour choice for Venetian blinds, narrowly pipping white to the post.

Anthracite accounted for over a third (34.5%) of all sales of Venetian Uni-Blinds from Morley Glass, with white coming a close second at 32.4%. Both these colours have dominated for several years now, but the sales data does suggest the arrival of a new kid on the block – black.

Whilst pleated Uni-Blinds have been available in black for a number of years, it was only in 2023 that a new black (B160) Venetian blind was introduced to the ScreenLine range. And, given the orders already received in the first 12 months of manufacturing black Venetian units, this colour appears to have captured the imagination of property owners, already accounting for nearly 6% of all sales.

Grey and silver blinds are also still highly popular, with standard silver (S157) taking third spot with nearly 1 in 10 of Venetian integral blind sales, and light grey (S155) seeing similar volumes to black.

Ian Short, MD of Morley Glass said: “We continue to see white and anthracite windows and doors dominating across the market, whether that’s for PVC-U, aluminium or timber frames. But that doesn’t mean homeowner tastes are not changing, which is why we continue to work in conjunction with ScreenLine systems manufacturer Pellini S.p.A. to add new colour options to our portfolio.

“The rapid growth of black Venetian Uni-Blinds sales shows how customers respond positively to colours that enable them to achieve an ‘on trend’ contemporary look in their home. Black fixtures and fittings have become hugely popular in interior décor in recent years, and now we are seeing the appeal of black integral blinds grow too.”

Uni-Blinds with ScreenLine integral blinds inside are designed to resist fading throughout their lifetime. Pellini’s R&D process for new colours is reported to be ‘extensive’, designed to replicate prolonged periods of the strongest sunshine and temperature extremes over a period of five years.