Silhouette Shades or Nantucket Shades
Silhouette window shadings by Hunter Douglas are one of our most popular and attractive window treatment options. Nantucket window shades are very similar and nearly as popular as Silhouettes, so we'd like to take a moment to discuss the differences.
What Are Silhouette Shades?
Silhouette shades are a beautiful window shade comprised of two fabric panels with adjustable fabric vanes that seem to be floating between them (see photo below). With the vanes open, a view through the panels to the outside is filtered through the fabric that provides great UV protection (at least 75%!) and light diffusion. Closing the vanes provides even better light control that can protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from UV rays, as well as giving you the privacy you need.
Available in a nice selection of colors, Silhouettes are an elegant home window shade that make a fashionable choice for our motorized and automated window covering options. The ambient lighting created by the shades is beyond compare! You can see a video playlist of some of our motorized Silhouettes in action here.
Silhouette shades providing soft light filtering.
What are Nantucket Shades?
Nantucket shades are very similar to Silhouette shades, and in fact are nearly indistinguishable to the untrained eye. With comparable color choices and UV & light-diffusing characteristics, Nantuckets are a more budget-friendly shade due to fabric and maufacturing differences, and have a somewhat more casual appeal. They also are great for our motorization options and provide a great deal of style to any room (see photo below).
Nantucket shades on windows and a sliding glass door.
Which is best: Silhouettes or Nantuckets?
Silhouettes are the better choice for durability and a more elegant look. They're also one of the more expensive window treatments you can buy. Nantuckets are kinder on your wallet and, while they look and behave nearly identically to Silhouettes, the construction and fabric isn't quite the same, making it a more affordable yet still attractive option.
ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing automatic/motorized window treatments in your home. We've brought a tremendous variety of window treatment styles to homes up and down the Jersey Shore and throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Give us a call today at (732) 223-6662 to find out why!