Navy, Gold with a Touch of Red Kitchen Window Treatments

Navy, Red and Gold Color SchemeOver the past few years…okay let’s be honest – decades…I’ve worked with a lot of blues. Denim, chambray, navy blue, slate blue, baby blue, royal blue, country blue.  You could say I’ve “been there done that” with blue.

I have to admit, though, when Angie and I went shopping and she started admiring these fabrics with an emphasis on navy blue I was pretty excited. These were so different from what I’ve been working with lately. I loved it! I was ready to give blue another chance. 

Navy Red and Gold CurtainsAngie had recently redecorated her adjacent living room with new purchases from Ethan Allen which included these fun fabrics.

Ethan Allen FabricsIn the photo above you can also see a glimpse of the patterned red carpet on the stairs dividing her breakfast room and living room.

While we were out shopping, Angie fell in love with two fabrics. A gold damask-like fabric and a vibrant navy, gold and red Suzani.

Navy, Red and Gold CurtainsI would be making window treatments for two kitchen windows (one ordinary, rectangle shaped window and one unusual oval shaped window) and valances for a set of french doors. The kitchen windows were positioned along the same wall but divided by cabinets.

The style we had decided on was a sill length curtain with a contrasting cuff along the upper edge.

The dilemma – Where to use each fabric?

Navy, Red and Gold Curtains (2)We decided we liked them both equally so why not mix it up?

Yellow Damask with Navy and RedThe narrow, oval window received a pair of gold damask curtains with the Suzani as the cuff complete with navy fringe along the lower edge.

Navy Red and Gold Mix and MatchThe wider, traditional, rectangle window received a pair of navy, gold and red Suzani curtains with a gold damask cuff sporting the same navy fringe and it’s fraternal twin.

Here you can see where I displayed them side by side for a photo opp but they are actually hanging on separate windows. Though…if you really wanted to be creative you could mix it up on each window. But that might take us too far outside our comfort zones.


Large Greek Key Valance For the french doors we chose an over sized Greek Key print that when cut for the valances reminds me of pipes. 🙂 Love this bold pattern! The tailored pleats show a peek of solid gold silk.

Gold Lining on Valance

A nearby office received a touch blue and gold as well.

Navy Greek Key with Gold ButtonsHere we made simple pinch pleated window treatments out of a navy and ivory Greek Key and finished off each pleat with a gold fabric covered button. These will be hung from medallions, hence the loops above each pleat.

Navy Greek Key  Panels with Gold Buttons

If it’s time for new window treatments or pillows in your home and you’re wandering around the color wheel in search of something new, you may want to consider this fun combination of navy and gold with a touch of red! The old made new again. A Classic.


Fabrics purchased at Fabrics Unlimited in Oklahoma City. 


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12 Responses to Navy, Gold with a Touch of Red Kitchen Window Treatments

  1. Patty says:

    The drapes look incredible. I absolutely love fabric and creating a design for drapery, but I can’t sew worth a darn. You did an amazing job. Also, I love the runner on those stairs! This post makes me what to do out and look at fabric.
    Thanks, Patty

  2. Oh I too have sewn up my share of blues..and I rebelled against them for years, but recently I am enjoying the new blues. These are wonderful. I love all the combination. You have such fun clients. I love the buttons on the pleats, great touch!
    Gotta go…my own curtains are calling me to finish them.

  3. You are definitely the queen of mixing it up, Sonya. The navy & gold looks great. As much as I love purple, I probably have more blue in my house- it’s a little more palatable to the hubby. 🙂

  4. Irene says:

    So darn creative! Love, love, love!

  5. Judy says:

    Really like these fabrics and how you used them! Are they still available for purchase?

  6. Wow..gorgeous Sonya!!! all the fabrics, but really love the Greek Key drapes with those great yellow buttons…the perfect touch!!! Have a great weekend.

  7. mishelle says:

    Love it all ! and i am not normally a blue fan.But the mix is great! you do great work!( i always tell u that ) . oh well ,whats one more time:)

  8. Jessica Sala says:

    Loooooveeee the colors!

  9. Cindy says:

    Always fun to see which fabrics you will group together…so bright and pretty!

  10. No one mixes colors and patterns better than you, Sonya! I I adore the navy Greek key and the vibrant yellow. The are certainly beautiful one-of-a-kind creations!

  11. Kim says:

    Wonderful fabrics, my dear! I am due to get a dark navy leather loveseat in the shop and would love to whip up a couple of quick throw pillows to “sell” the look. I guess I’m “due” a trip to the fabric store! Hugs, Kim

  12. Stacey says:

    Those are amazing! The fabric choices are fun but classic too with those colors. Love em!