There are a lot of variables here. If you have a large room and you want to draw attention to the windows (maybe for the architecture) then choose blinds to contrast the wall colors so they will stand out (pop). If you have a small room then make the blinds as close to the wall color as possible. This will keep an uninterrupted flow around the room. Paint the window trim to match the blinds to keep them from clashing with each other. If you have wood in the room, keep the blinds in the same tones as the wood that is already there. When you go to the Blinds store, take along a picture of the room.
I don't know your style, but I can tell you what I did. I have Black Leather couches and Navajo White walls. I stuck with the contemporary look. In the front, I have an entire wall of windows, which indeed need blinds. We went with coffee. I know it sounds really dark and gross, but if you go to Lowe's or Home depot, you'll see it's not the coffee you and I drink. It's like coffee w/a lot of heavy cream!!! Check out the color graphs at Lowe's etc. You'll be surprised. But stick w/ the lighter. We let our couches speak for themselves and our art speak on the walls! Good Luck! have fun! I love interior design and you enjoy what you pick! YeAAA!
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An alternative to blinds & drapes is a bi-fold screen set back from the window (thinking you only have 1 for some reason.duh). Opaque will let light in yet no one can see in...and is great spot for low-light plants in the front of it, others behind if you like (or hanging vines over it). If you are handy, you can make your own for a lot less than buying one. Using a screen you can match the wood of the furniture...or go with metal. Either way a off-white opaque is whatever color you want to make it with how you surround it.